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From Pitt to the pros: Spratling sprints to stardom

Brycen Spratling, a former All-American sprinter at Pitt and holder of multiple world records, still trains alongside the Panthers' sprinters under head coach Alonzo Webb. Stephen Caruso | Assistant Visual Editor
April 10, 2017

Brycen Spratling sports Nike shoes, sweatpants and a short-sleeve black-and-blue shirt while warming up for his workout. He slowly trots around the track, bouncing to the beat of the music in his earbuds....

Desmond Palmer sets school record in 600m at Nittany Lion Challenge

Pitt senior Desmond Palmer rounds the track during his record-setting 600-meter victory Jan. 14 at the Nittany Lion Challenge. Courtesy of Barry Schenk / Pitt Athletics
January 17, 2017

Pitt senior Desmond Palmer is already a two-time NCAA All-American hurdler. Competing in the 600-meter race for the first time on Saturday, he proved he’s capable of making history as a traditional sprinter,...

Former Pitt runner sets world record

Former Pitt runner sets world record
February 15, 2015

A former Pitt track athlete is now a world record holder.Brycen Spratling, who finished his senior season last spring, set a new standard in the indoor 500-meter event of 1:00.06 while competing at the...

Track and Field: Spratling runs in a Pitt uniform for the last time

Track and Field: Spratling runs in a Pitt uniform for the last time
July 1, 2014

Brycen Spratling can’t stop running, not that he wants to.The former Pitt sprinter and collegiate All-American came in fourth in the 400 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Championships on June 13. Over the...

Track and Field: Five Panthers compete at Nationals

Sprinter Brycen Spratling ended his college career as a First Team All-American at the NCAA Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, on June 11, 2014. (Courtesy of Nate Barrett/Eric Evans Photography / Pitt Athletics)
June 17, 2014

Time proved to be the toughest opponent for the five Pitt athletes who traveled to Eugene, Ore., to compete in the NCAA Outdoor National Championships.“There is a very small margin for error, especially...

Track and Field: Runners struggle during day two of Nationals

June 13, 2014

[Editor’s note: Senior Brycen Spratling came in fourth in the 400 meter final on Friday with a time of 45.49 seconds. He received First Team All-American status for his performance.]Carvin Nkanata and...

Track and Field: Best in the East, five Pitt athletes qualify for Nationals

Track and Field: Best in the East, five Pitt athletes qualify for Nationals
June 3, 2014

Twelve members of the men’s and women’s track and field teams traveled to Jacksonville, Fla. to compete in the Division I Outdoor East Regional Championships. East Regionals occurred over the weekend...

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