Both men's and women's teams lauded for academic success
Lane, Dawson named "Most Valuable" following stellar 2011 campaigns
Women take 13th overall, first among Big Ten foes at national meet
Nittany Lions to send strong contingent to NCAA Championships
Nittany Lions record seven all-region finishes on afternoon
2011 Meet-by-Meet Performances
On the National Scene ... || 2010 Cross Country || Made his third-straight appearance at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, finishing 92nd overall and 77th in team scoring as the Nittany Lions' number-two runner ... Earned All-Region status for the third-consecutive year, placing third overall at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional with a season-best 10K time of 30:07. || 2010 Outdoor || Placed 21st in the 5000-meters at the NCAA First Round (14:24.53). || 2009 Cross Country || Finished 134th overall in his second-straight appearance at the NCAA Cross Country Championships ... Earned All-Region honors for the second-straight year via an eighth-place finish at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships. || 2009 Outdoor || Placed 16th in the 1500-meters at the NCAA East Regional Championships, finishing in 3:48.99. || 2008 Cross Country || One of the leaders on the Lions' NCAA-qualifying team in 2008 ... Earned All-Region honors with a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships. At the
Big Ten Championships ... || 2011 Outdoor || Placed 18th in the 5,000. || 2010 Cross Country || Earned All-Big Ten Second Team honors via a 13th-place finish at the conference meet, helping the Nittany Lions to a fourth-place finish in the team standings. || 2010 Outdoor || Scored an eighth-place finish in the 5K, running a personal-best 14:09.24. || 2010 Indoor || Finished 21st in the 3,000-meters. || 2009 Cross Country || Earned All-Big Ten Second Team honors with an 11th-place finish as the Nittany Lions' number-one runner. || 2009 Outdoor || Finished 13th in the 1500 and 19th in the 5000-meters. || 2009 Indoor || Recorded a sixth-place scoring finish in the 3000-meters, clocking 8:09.13. || 2008 Cross Country || Placed 22nd at the Big Ten Championships - the third-best finish by a freshman. On the Course ... || 2010 Cross Country || A scorer for the Nittany Lions in all eight 2010 competitions ... Best individual effort was a first-place finish at the Lock Haven Dolan Duals ... Impressed against a national-class field at the Notre Dame Invitational, finishing seventh overall and first for Penn State ... Also scored a third-place effort at the Penn State National, and a seventh-place finish at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational. || 2009 Cross Country || Competed in five races, finishing as Penn State's number one throughout the season ... Top individual finish was a fifth-place standing at the Cappy Anderson Invitational at Maryland-Eastern Shore ... Finished 66th at the Notre Dame Invitational.
Around the Track ... || 2011 Outdoor || Ran a season-best 14:19.95 to finish 15th in the 5K at Penn Relays. || 2010 Outdoor || Ran a season-best 3:50.73 to place second in the 1500-meters at the Penn State Open ... Placed seventh in the 1500 section at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational ... Placed fifth in the 5K at the Sun Angel Classic, clocking 14:19.27 ... Split 4:07.76 on the 1600 anchor on the Lions' 11th place DMR in the Championship of America section at Penn Relays ... Also led off the 4xMile at Penn. || 2010 Indoor || Placed second in the 3000 at the PSU Northeast Challenge ... Ran a season-best 8:10.99 at the Washington Husky Classic ... Finished 12th in the 3000 at the Alex Wilson Last Chance (8:23.14) ... Placed eighth in the 5000 at the Penn State National in 14:36.04. || 2009 Outdoor || Achieved the NCAA regional standard in the 1500 with a personal-best 3:47.73, finishing third at the Auburn War Eagle Invitational ... Placed third in the 3000 at the Jim Click Shootout ... Placed eighth in the invitational 1500 at the Bison Outdoor Classic ... Split 4:07.9 for 1600-meters on the DMR that finished section in the college section at Penn Relays with a season-best 9:44.48. || 2009 Indoor || Ran a personal-best 8:07.75 to finish 11th in the 3000 at the Alex Wilson Invitational at Notre Dame ... Took seventh in his 3000 heat at the Washington Husky Invitational, finishing in 8:10.05 ... Captured runner-up honors in the 3000 at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup with a finishing time of 8:12.95.
Before Penn State ... || High School || Qualified for the Footlocker Cross Country Championships as a senior ... Ran a personal-best 4:08.99 for the mile as a junior at the Nike Outdoor National Championships ... Pennsylvania state champion in the 1600-meters as a junior, running 4:11.70 in the victory ... Finished fourth in the state 1600 as a senior ... Competed in the mile at the Penn Relays as a senior, finishing ninth overall ... Placed fifth at the PIAA State Cross Country Championships as a junior. || Personal || Son of Scott McNally and Jeanette Kauffman ... Birthday is January 29, 1990 ... Majoring in Kinesiology.