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Tori Gerlach
Tori Gerlach

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Perkasie, Pa.

High School:
Pennridge

Event:
Distance

Experience:
JR


11/23/2013

Cross Country Ends Season at NCAA Championships

Women's squad places 25th; Matt Fischer finishes 78th

11/15/2013

Fischer Qualifies for NCAA Championships

Women's squad finishes third, men's team places fifth at NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional

10/19/2013

Lions Post Top-20 Finishes at Pre-National Invitational

Women's squad runs to 13th-place finish; Men's team finishes 17th

10/05/2013

Cross Country Posts Top-10 Finishes at Paul Short Run

Women's squad secures ninth-place finish; men's team places 10th

10/12/2012

Cross Country Shows Well at Wisconsin Adidas Invitational

Nittany Lion women place eighth in NCAA-caliber field

TFRRS Page

On the National Stage ... || 2013 Cross Country || Posted a 29th-place finish at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships ... Finished 204th at the NCAA Cross Country Championships with her time of 22:07.0 || 2013 Outdoor || Qualified for the NCAA Eastern Preliminary Round in the 5,000 meters.

At the Big Ten Championships ... || 2013 Cross Country || Finished 74th || 2013 Outdoor || Competed in the 5,000 meters, placing 29th. || 2013 Indoor || Finished 15th overall in the 3K. || 2012 Cross Country || Made her first conference appearance, as a member of the Nittany Lions' third-place squad at the Big Ten Cross Country Championships.

On the Course ... || 2013 Cross Country || Began the 2013 season with a third-place finish at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational ... Took 72nd at Lehigh's Paul Short Run ... Ran to a 169th-place finish at the Pre-National Invitational || 2012 Cross Country || Had a solid freshman campaign, running in the Nittany Lion top five at the Adidas Wisconsin Invitational ... Finished in 20:52 for 6K at Wisconsin ... Was the Nittany Lions' seventh runner at the Greater Louisville Classic, finishing 58th overall in 17:52 (5K) ... Also competed at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe.

Around the Track ... || 2013 Outdoor || Finished 16th in her section of the 5,000 at the Stanford Invitational, clocking a lifetime-best 16:28.51 ... Finished sixth in the steeplechase at the Bison Outdoor Classic, posting a PR of 10:32.69 ... Ran 9:37.72 for the 3,000 at Penn Relays. || 2013 Indoor || Won the mile at the Penn State Relays ... Finished sixth in the 3K at the Penn State National (9:34.61) ... Ran a lifetime-best 9:31.91 in the 3,000 at the Washington Husky Classic.

Before Penn State ... || High School || A 2011 Foot Locker finalist in cross country ... 2012 PIAA State Champion in the 3200 ... Also placed sixth in the 1600 at the 2012 PIAA meet ... Ran an impressive 9:40.42 in the 3K at Penn Relays as a junior ... Came back to take runner-up honors at Penn as a senior ... Won District I titles in the 1600 and 3200 senior year ... A four-time state qualifier in cross country ... Was the District I cross country champion as a senior, finishing in 17:39 ... Ran the 5K at New Balance Indoor Nationals in 2012, running a PR 17:00.54 to take seventh overall ... Has already enjoyed some success on campus, winning the 3K at the 2012 Kevin Dare Invitational at Ashenfelter Track ... Boasted personal bests of 4:49.85 in the 1600, and 10:24.19 in the 3200 out of high school. || Personal || Daughter of Dana Menago ... Born June 6, 1992.

Collegiate Personal Bests || Track and Field

Event Indoor Outdoor
Mile 5:02.92 ***
3000m 9:31.91 9:40.42
5000m *** 16:28.51
Steeple *** 10:48.60

2012 Meet-by-Meet Results

Date Event Distance Overall Team Scoring PSU Time
9/8 Harry Groves Spiked Shoe 6K 36th 10 1st 22:44
9/29 Greater Louisville 5K 77th 7 5th 17:52
10/12 Wisconsin Invite 6K 108th 5 8th 20:52
10/28 Big Ten Championships 6K 76th 9 3rd 22:01
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