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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

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

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. An unknowing observer might assume he’s just there for a routine jog. But once he takes off, ...

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

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

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, too. Palmer broke the Pitt track and field program record in the 600m at the Nittany Lio...

Former Pitt runner sets world record

Former Pitt runner sets world record

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

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 Millrose Games in New York City on Saturday.As the only unsponsored athlete in his event, Spratling defea...

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

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor

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 weekend, he finished seventh in the same event at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in Sacram...

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)

By Megan Boyle / Staff Writer

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 competing at this level,” head coach Alonzo Webb said. “A lot of races are won or lost by hun...

Track and Field: Runners struggle during day two of Nationals

By Megan Boyle / Staff Writer

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 Micah Murray’s collegiate sports careers have come to an end.Both seniors, Nkanata and Murray were m...

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

By Megan Boyle / Staff Writer

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 and consisted of the preliminary, first round and quarterfinal round for each individual event. Ha...

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