Fifth-year senior Matt Fischer claimed the men's title at the Mid-Atlantic Regional
The Hellertown, Pa., native garners Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors
Penn State's third-place finish is the highest since 2000
Men tie for eighth, women place 10th at the Pre-National Invitational
Nittany Lion women finish fifth and men place 11th at Notre Dame Invitational
On the National Scene ... || 2014 Outdoor || Qualified for the NCAA East Prelims in the 1,500-meter run ... Finished 23rd overall in the 1,500-meter run, missing out on qualifying for the NCAA Championships by four seconds || 2014 Indoor || Ran the opening leg of the distance medley relay team that finished 11th with their time of 9:57.88, garnering Second Team All-American honors || 2013 Cross Country || Ran a time of 32:08.2 at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships to place 81st overall.
At the Big Ten Championships ... || 2014 Outdoor || Finished 12th in the 5,000-meter run with his lifetime-best time of 14:19.85 and 13th in the 1,500-meter run || 2014 Indoor || Qualified for the finals of the mile run with his lifetime-best time of 4:04.27 ... Finished eighth in the mile run (4:17.78) and 10th in the 3,000-meter run (8:08.80) || 2013 Cross Country || Finished 78th || 2012 Outdoor || Competed in the 1500. || 2012 Indoor || A member of the winning DMR (9:44.40), covering the 1200-meter lead off leg ... An All-Big Ten First Team selection. || 2011 Cross Country || Placed 70th overall in his first Big Ten appearance.
On the Course ... || 2013 Cross Country || Began the 2013 season with an eighth-place finish at the Dolan Duals ... Recorded a fourth-place finish at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational ... Placed 61st at Lehigh's Paul Short Run || 2012 Cross Country || Did not compete. || 2011 Cross Country || Enjoyed an outstanding rookie campaign, finishing in the Nittany Lion top seven in three races ... Finished ninth at the Lock Haven Dolan Duals and 20th at the Penn State National.
Around the Track ... || 2014 Outdoor || Opened the 2014 season with a then-lifetime-best time of 3:51.25 to finish ninth in the 1,500-meter run at the Stanford Invitational ... Ran a lifetime-best time of 3:45.33 in the 1,500-meter run en route to a fifth-place finish at the Bison Outdoor Classic ... A member of the 4x800-meter relay that finished second at the Penn Relays ... Ran a time of 1:52.99 to place third in the 800-meter run at the Kehoe Twilight meet || 2014 Indoor || Finished seventh in the mile run at the Penn State National Invitational ... A member of the distance medley relay team that finished second at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup || 2013 Outdoor || Ran a personal-best 14:37.66 for the 5K at Penn Relays ... Finished second in the 1500 at the LSU Battle on the Bayou, and third in the event at the Bucknell Team Challenge. || 2013 Indoor || Redshirted the 2013 indoor season. || 2012 Outdoor || Top finish was a victory in the 1500 at the Bucknell Team Challenge ... Was a member of the third-place 4x800 at the Bison Outdoor Classic ... Also competed at the LSU Invitational and Jim Click Shootout. || 2012 Indoor || was a member of the Lions' season-best DMR at the Penn State National (9:35.24) ... Placed second in the 1000 at the Nittany Lion Challenge with a PR 2:24.73 ... Ran a PR 4:07.34 for the mile at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup.
Before Penn State ... || High School || Owned personal bests of 1:51.73 for 800-meters, and 4:13.34 for the mile out of high school ... Enjoyed outstanding success on the cross country course including a runner-up effort at the PIAA AAA Championships in 2010 ... A double winner at PTFCA Indoor Championships as a senior, taking top honors in both the 800 and mile run ... PR 1:51.73 at the state meet is also a Pennsylvania state indoor record ... Placed third in the 800 and fourth in the 1600-meters at the PIAA State Championships senior year, and qualified for Nike Cross Country Nationals in 2010. || Personal || Parents are Dave and Melody ... Enrolled in the College of Health and Human Development.
Collegiate Personal Bests || Track and Field