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Q&A with sole sisters: From course to track, Vlasics have each other’s back

Sisters Melanie and Mikaela Vlasic compete on Pitt’s track and cross country teams together. (Photo by Wenhao Wu | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

October 19, 2017

Even though senior Melanie Vlasic is finishing up her final seasons with the women’s cross country and track and field teams, she has one particular teammate to look out for — her younger sister, Mikaela Vlasic. The Vlasic sisters hail from Hatfield, where they attended North Penn High School...

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...

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...

Pitt women ranked 8th, men ranked 13th in ACC cross country poll

Pitt's women's cross country team is coming off the best regional performance in program history.
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By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

September 1, 2016

An ACC preseason poll released Thursday has predicted the Pitt women’s and men’s cross country teams will finish eighth and 13th in the conference, respectively, according to head coaches in the ACC who voted in the rankings. “The ACC is a great conference for women’s cross country,” Pitt women...

Women’s team ranked 6th, men’s team 14th in cross country preseason poll

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

By Ashwini Sivaganesh / Assistant Sports Editor

August 30, 2016

New rankings for NCAA cross country released this week placed both Pitt’s men’s and women’s teams in the top 15 in the region. The women’s team placed sixth, and the men’s team placed 14th in Tuesday’s NCAA Division I Mid-Atlantic Region rankings by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross ...

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