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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Senior Sam Otis runs during the XC ACC Championships in October 2021.

Pitt track and field’s Sam Otis uses creativity to pursue film degree

By Lily Peters, Staff Writer January 24, 2024

Senior film major Sam Otis, a track and field student-athlete, is proof that managing a track and field schedule on top of studying for a degree in film is possible. Along with a certificate in Television...

Che Nwabuko at the Indoor Track and Field ACC Championships on Feb. 24.

With world-class speed, first-year Che Nwabuko looks to leave his mark on both Pitt football and track

By Alex Porter, Staff Writer March 28, 2023
For first-year Che Nwabuko, balance is everything. Nwabuko is a dual-sport athlete, playing both football and track and field for Pitt. But with Nwabuko’s work ethic, balancing two sports and college academics isn’t too challenging.
Senior Desiree Garland claimed Pitt’s first gold medal in the 400-meter run at the ACC Indoor Championships this fall (Photo by Divyanka Bhatia | Staff Photographer)

Q&A: Desiree Garland gets gold for Pitt

Senior Desiree Garland never intended to become a collegiate sprinter — she began her high school career as a jumper. But after she finished with the best 400-meter time in replacement of a missing teammate...

Sophomore track athlete Dante Wilson serves as a resident assistant for first-year students in Sutherland Hall East. (Photo courtesy of Dante Watson)

Dante Watson: Circling tracks and rounding the floor

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer January 19, 2018

Between lacing up his cleats for a race and spending late nights studying in Hillman, sophomore track athlete Dante Watson has a few other responsibilities: mediating disputes, doing rounds on dorm floors...

Pitt gymnastics’ best performance emerged on the floor during its 194.850-194.125 loss to Oregon State Saturday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

Weekend sports: Panthers flip out, fall short

By David Leftwich | Senior Staff Writer January 16, 2018

While most of Oakland hunkered down because of the winter weather, three teams were in action on campus over the weekend. The track and field squad traveled to an equally snowy State College. The women’s...

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

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

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...

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

Seven Panthers qualify for NCAA Championships

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...

The Pitt track and field team traveled to Kentucky last weekend for the Louisville Invitational. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

Glick, Newkirk, Palmer win at Louisville Invitational

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer April 17, 2017

The Pitt track and field team traveled to the Bluegrass State this weekend for Louisville Invitational. In the city famous for the Kentucky Derby, first-year Drew Glick, junior Quadaisha Newkirk and...

Joslin Sellers will graduate from Pitt this spring with the school mile record and a degree in chemical engineering. Courtesy of Pitt Athletics

Q&A: Joslin Sellers engineers final success on the track

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer April 11, 2017

Senior distance runner Joslin Sellers has been carving out her spot on the track since the seventh grade. This year, as she finishes up a nearly ten-year running career, she solidified a high-ranking...

Junior Quadaisha Newkirk finished second as part of the womens 4x400 team at the 2017 Pepsi Florida Relays.  Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

Pitt track travels to Florida, California

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer April 3, 2017

The Panthers scattered over the country this weekend, with the the track and field team splitting up across three different meets in two different states. The majority of athletes made their way to...

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