The Penn State cross country teams captured team titles Saturday at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational
Women's squad finishes third, men's team places fifth at NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional
Women's squad secures ninth-place finish; men's team places 10th
Nittany Lions open up at Dolan Duals before returning home on September 8
Nittany Lion men take first; women claim third
On the National Scene ... || 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 ... || 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 ... || 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
2011 Meet-by-Meet Results