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Opinion | Mary Cain’s story exemplifies a larger problem in female running culture

Opinion | Mary Cain’s story exemplifies a larger problem in female running culture

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor

November 11, 2019

It was primarily members of the running community who knew the name Mary Cain — until last week. Runners knew her as the girl who became a professional athlete before even graduating high school, and at age 18, moved to Portland to train with the Nike Oregon Project and Alberto Salazar upon high school graduation. At age 17, Ca...

Pitt poised to win first ACC Championship

Redshirt senior running back Qadree Ollison celebrates after a successful play during Pitt’s victory against Virginia Tech on Saturday.

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018

Pitt was picked to finish fifth in the ACC Coastal Division preseason polls. Now, they are at the top of the ACC Coastal and are only one win away from making history and becoming the first team in program history to make it to the ACC Championships.

Football Prediction: Pitt will come out on top 34-26

Then Pitt receiver Jester Weah broke a tackle before running to the 1-yard line in the final minutes of the Panthers’ loss to Virginia Tech in 2017.

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018

Pitt has been dominate at home this season, averaging 40.7 points and 295.7 yards per game. The only question is, will the Panthers be able to continue that streak when it matters most? Read here to see what you can expect from the Panthers when they face Virginia Tech this Saturday.

Waiver Wire Weekly: Cleveland Browns look promising under new leadership

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield throws in the first quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland.

By Adin Link, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018

Baker Mayfield scored his third-highest fantasy total so far this season last week and under new leadership, this could just be the start for the first year quarterback and teammate Duke Johnson.

Coast to coast: Monica Henderson completes her cross-country run

Monica Henderson poses with her medal that reads “4k for cancer finisher” after finishing her 4,000-mile run on Pier 2 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

By Hannah Schneider, Assistant News Editor

August 20, 2018

She started in San Francisco on June 14. She arrived in New York City after running 4,000 miles with her team on August 4.

Monica Henderson: A run for your money

Between balancing school, work and ambitious plans to run across the nation, cancer survivor Monica Henderson is up for any challenge.

By Hannah Schneider & Theo Schwarz, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018

At 5 p.m. in her Tower A dorm, Monica Henderson begins her familiar routine — right sock, left sock, right shoe, left shoe — and ties her turquoise and grey running sneakers. Bending down to touch her toes, she begins her lengthy, 10-minute stretching sequence, needed for muscles she says are always...

Sweet success: Donut Dash exceeds $500,000 goal

Donut Dash participants stop to eat six donuts after running the one-mile course for the first of two times. (Photo courtesy of Bailey Frisco)

By Bailey Frisco | For The Pitt News

October 2, 2017

Fried dough and philanthropy were on people’s minds this weekend in Schenley Plaza. Crowds of people dressed in donut costumes and donut headbands — even a man wearing a sparkly silver dress adorned with donuts — packed into the plaza Sunday morning for the ninth annual Donut Dash. The event wa...

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