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

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

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Sports Features, Top Stories

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

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

By Ashwini Sivaganesh | Assistant Sports Editor

November 13, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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

Q&A: Catching up with Gillian Schriever

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

October 20, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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

Schriever leads Pitt cross country to clean sweep in Akron

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

September 10, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

September 1, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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

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

By Ashwini Sivaganesh / Assistant Sports Editor

August 30, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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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