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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

Pitt junior infielder Brock Franks (11) high fives another player during Friday’s game against Clemson.

Weekend Sports Recap | Pitt beats ranked opponents, qualifies for championships

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer March 27, 2022
Pitt teams played five games against ranked schools over the weekend, while other Panthers qualified for regional championships.
Pitt junior infielder Sky Duff (3) celebrates a grand slam during Pitt’s first home ACC series win of the 2021 season against Miami University in April 2021.

Weekend Sports Recap | Pitt teams compete for national titles, ramps up spring seasons

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer March 20, 2022
Pitt lacrosse, baseball and softball searched for their first ACC wins, while gymnastics, track and field and swim and dive competed for conference and national victories through St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
Pitt’s Felix Wolter jumps over hurdles in the ACC Indoor Championships at Virginia Tech on Feb. 26.

Wolter finishes 12th of 16 competitors in NCAA heptathlon championship

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer March 13, 2022
Felix Wolter was the lone Panther in attendance at NCAA Championships last weekend, and he finished 12th in the men’s heptathlon. Texas’ men and Florida's women won the overall championships.
Pitt graduate student Felix Wolter jumps over a hurdle at a track & field meet.

‘Relentless’: Felix Wolter pushes toward goal of competing in 2024 Olympic Games

By Richie Smiechowski, Senior Staff Writer February 18, 2022
Pitt track and field’s Felix Wolter is relentless at everything. From academics to athletics, he is pursuing excellence and hopes that his hard work eventually pays off with a trip to the 2024 Olympics.
Pitt vs. Arizona State at a wrestling match on Jan. 14 at the Fitzgerald Field House.

Weekend sports recap: Softball drops three of five to open season in Florida

By Jack Markowski, Staff Writer February 13, 2022
Pitt softball dropped three of five opening weekend games to start its 2022 campaign, while Panthers lacrosse won the first game in program history, during a busy weekend in Pitt athletics.
Pitt graduate student forward Mouhamadou Gueye (15) defends the ball against Virginia Tech at Saturday’s game at the Petersen Events Center.

Winter sports hit home stretch during busy weekend

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer February 6, 2022
Pitt athletics was busy over the weekend, as many winter sports teams hit the home stretch of their regular seasons and prepare for postseason competition.
Pitt graduate Blaise Vera competes in January 2020.

Pitt swimming, track, gymnastics set records during busy weekend

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer January 30, 2022
Pitt swimmers and divers, runners and gymnasts set personal and school records, while both basketball teams and wrestling lost over this past weekend — a busy one for Panther athletes.
Pitt sophomore forward Bertin Jacquesson (10) kicks the ball down the field during Saturday evening’s game against the University of Notre Dame at Alumni Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.

Women’s basketball, track and field pick up big wins during busy Pitt athletics weekend

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer December 6, 2021
Track and field picked up 10 wins at the Youngstown State Icebreaker on Friday, women’s basketball beat Ball State handily, and swimming and diving competed at the US Open during a busy weekend for Pitt athletics.
Matt Wilson, pictured, is one of four Panthers that will compete in the 4x400m relay event at the National Outdoor Track and Field meet in Oregon on Wednesday.

Pitt sends four athletes to national meet to compete in 4x400m relay

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor June 8, 2021
Pitt track and field will compete in just one event at the National Outdoor Track and Field meet this week in Eugene, Oregon, but four Panthers are making the trip. The foursome — composed of senior Cobe Wiggins, senior Lonzell Feagin, junior Matt Wilson and senior Ade Jones-Roundtree — will compete in the 4x400m relay event on Wednesday night after qualifying for the event at the Eastern Regional about a week ago, becoming the first relay team since 2014 to earn a spot in the national meet.
The Panthers will send their first relay team to nationals in seven years, as the foursome posted their season-best and fifth-fastest in program history with a time of 3:06.92 in the 4x400m event.

Men’s 4×400 relay team qualifies for NCAA Outdoor Championships

By Zack Gibney, Staff Writer June 1, 2021
The NCAA Track and Field East Preliminary Round came to a close over the weekend in Jacksonville, Florida. Multiple Panthers had solid performances, but the weekend was headlined by the Pitt men’s 4x400m relay team earning a bid to the NCAA Outdoor Championships after finishing No. 7 overall at the event.
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