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Fall sports preview: Cross country

Junior Gillian Schriever will be returning this fall for her third season. (Photo Courtesy of Barry Shenck/Pitt Athletics)

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

July 18, 2017

About a month and a half from the start of the season, the men’s and women’s cross country teams are well into their training for the upcoming season. Both squads are preparing to build off last year and rise up the rankings in the difficult Atlantic Coast Conference. Each fell toward the middl...

Palmer leads Panthers at NCAA Outdoor Championships

Senior hurdler Desmond Palmer made the finals of the 400m hurdles and 110m hurdles, earning first team All-America honors in both events. (Photo Courtesy of Pitt Athletics)

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

June 12, 2017

Last week at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, Pitt senior Desmond Palmer asserted himself as one of the greatest hurdlers in program history. The stage was the NCAA Outdoor Championships, a place not unfamiliar to Palmer. He has now been to the Championships four times in his career, qualify...

Panthers prepare for NCAA Championships

Pitt senior Desmond Palmer qualified for the NCAA Championships for the fourth time in his career last week at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Lexington,
 Kentucky. (Photo Courtesy of Pitt Athletics)

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

June 6, 2017

Pitt junior thrower Andin Fosam nervously watched the conclusion of the hammer throw last week at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Lexington, Kentucky, as she clung to one of the last NCAA Championship spots. Her performance earlier in the day wasn’t her best, as she fouled on two of three th...

Seven Panthers qualify for NCAA Championships

For the first time in his college career, senior sprinter Desmond Palmer qualified in two individual events, the 400m and 110m hurdles. Courtesy of Barry Schenk | Pitt Athletics

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

May 29, 2017

The Pitt Track and Field team had a successful weekend at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds in Lexington, Kentucky and qualified seven runners for the NCAA Outdoor Championships held in Eugene, Oregon. On Thursday, sophomore distance runner Gillian Schriever and junior thrower Andin Fosam became the fir...

Eight Panthers earn All-ACC status at ACC Indoor Championships

Pitt senior Desmond Palmer took home a pair of bronze medals at the 2017 ACC Indoor Championships. Courtesy of Barry Schenk | Pitt Athletics

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

February 27, 2017

Although nobody on the Pitt track and field team qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships, several Panthers made it onto the medal stand at the ACC Indoor Championships last weekend. Overall, eight Pitt athletes achieved All-ACC recognition, 16 set personal bests and two broke school records. Still...

Gillian Schriever places 106th in NCAA Championships

Gillian Schriever placed 106th at the NCAA National Cross Country Championships | Courtesy Barry Schenk

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

November 21, 2016

After becoming Pitt’s only cross-country runner to qualify for the NCAA Championships this season, sophomore Gillian Schriever placed 106th out of 250 runners in the 6k with a time of 20:52.1 over the weekend. Last week at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals, Schriever became the first Panther in 12 ...

Pitt’s Gillian Schriever to race in NCAA Cross Country Championship

Gillian Schriever is the second ever Pitt runner to race as an individual competitor in the NCAA Cross Country Championship. Photo courtesy of Pitt Athletics

By Ashwini Sivaganesh | Assistant Sports Editor

November 14, 2016

Sophomore runner Gillian Schriever told The Pitt News two weeks ago that she’s had to push herself to achieve the unlikely. After placing 41st out of 131 competitors in last year’s ACC Championships, Schriever made a considerable jump up to fifth this year. At the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regiona...

Q&A: Catching up with Gillian Schriever

Gillian Schriever posted a personal best time in the 6k in Pitt's final regular season meet last Friday. Courtesy of Barry Shenck/Pitt Athletics

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

October 21, 2016

Sophomore Gillian Schriever has led the Pitt cross country team since she arrived on campus. The Tuckerton, New Jersey, native is now entering the ACC Cross Country Championships coming off the best performance of her college career. The Panthers wrapped up their regular season at the Penn St...

TPN Panthers of the Week: Gillian Schriever and George Aston

Pitt fullback George Aston celebrates after scoring a touchdown. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Ashwini Sivaganesh | Assistant Sports Editor

September 13, 2016

Gillian Schriever - Women’s Cross Country Sophomore runner Gillian Schriever continued her dominant start to her second year at the Tommy Evans Invitational on Friday in Akron, Ohio. The women’s cross country standout led the pack and secured Pitt’s first individual win this season as well as ...

Schriever leads Pitt cross country to clean sweep in Akron

Sophmore Gillian Schriever racing towards the finish line  last season at the University of Minnesota. (Courtesy of Pitt Athletics)

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

September 10, 2016

The Pitt men’s and women’s cross country teams built off a strong showing at the Duquesne Duals last week to sweep the Tommy Evans Invitational in Akron, Ohio, Friday night. The men’s team placed third in the season opener while the women placed second, but the women’s team got back star so...

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