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Pitt baseball won its series against UNC this weekend 2-1, taking both games of its double-header on Saturday. The Panthers will travel to face No. 7 Louisville for a three-game set starting Friday.

Wolter wins decathlon, baseball and softball pick up series wins

By Jason Glancy, Staff Writer April 19, 2021
Baseball and softball both captured key series victories over conference foe North Carolina this weekend in Pittsburgh. Softball swept the Tar Heels, while baseball won two of three over the course of the weekend.
Senior Felix Wolter, who earned All-American honors recently, finished fourth place in the 100-meter dash and seventh in the long jump in Knoxville this weekend as the Panthers capped off the Tennessee Relays. Pitt will head to Virginia next weekend for the Virginia Challenge meet on Friday, April 16, and Saturday, April 17.

Weekend sports recap: Baseball and track and field make up for softball woes

By Jason Glancy, Staff Writer April 12, 2021
The weekend saw a rough performance for Pitt softball, but strong performances from Pitt track and field and a sweep from the baseball team made up for it.
Senior Blaise Vera earned First-team All-American honors with his performance in the 50-yard freestyle. He finished in seventh place, earning his team 12 points.

Weekend Sports Recap: Swimming earns victories at NCAA Championships

By Jason Glancy, Staff Writer March 29, 2021
A double overtime win for men’s soccer and multiple top-10 placements for track and field highlighted this weekend of Pitt sports. Panthers swimming and diving also concluded its season with a 26th-place finish at the NCAA Championships.
Senior Felix Wolter finished in fourth place in the men’s heptathlon with a final score of 5907 in the NCAA track and field indoor championships this weekend, earning him first team All-American honors.

Men’s heptathlon highlights busy weekend of Pitt sports

By Jason Glancy, Staff Writer March 15, 2021
Track and field’s Felix Wolter and Greg Lauray headlined this weekend of Pitt athletics, each of them earning All-American titles for their performances in the heptathlon and the high jump, respectively. Elsewhere, Pitt baseball took part in multiple slugfests against West Virginia, and Pitt gymnastics split a series against West Virginia.
Felix Wolter (top) and Greg Lauray will compete in the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship in Fayetteville, Arkansas, this weekend. Wolter, a fifth-year, will compete in the heptathlon and Lauray, a senior, will compete in the high jump.

Roommates Felix Wolter, Greg Lauray set high expectations ahead of NCAA Championships

By Dalton Coppola, Staff Writer March 10, 2021
When the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships occur this week, two roommates will represent the Panthers on the national stage.
Senior Blaise Vera finished third in the 100-yard freestyle and will represent Pitt in the NCAA Championships from March 24-27.

Pitt wrestling, swimming compete in ACC Championship meets

By Henry Jackson , Staff Writer March 1, 2021
Pitt athletics enjoyed an eventful and successful weekend. Men’s swimming competed in Greensboro, North Carolina, during the second round of the ACC Championships as the wrestling team competed in Raleigh, North Carolina, for ACC Championships of its own. One state over, the track and field team also competed for its conference championship in Clemson, South Carolina.
John Woodruff from Connellsville won a Gold Medal in the 1936 Olympics held in Berlin, Germany.

Pitt boasts rich track & field Olympic history

By Eddie Lasker, Staff Writer February 26, 2021
As Black History Month comes to a close, relive four iconic stories of Pitt track and field Olympians — tales filled with resiliency, dominance and inspiration.
Jake Wentzel won the 165-pound weight class matchup against UNC’s Kennedy Monday.

Pitt wrestling, gymnastics fall over the weekend

By Jason Glancy, for The Pitt News February 8, 2021
A cold and overcast weekend was capped off with disappointment from Pitt wrestling and gymnastics. Stellar individual performances were not enough to turn the tide on any front.
The Pitt Gymnastics team earned its first victory of the season Sunday afternoon by narrowly beating out NC State and Towson with a final score of 195.700.

Gymnastics, swimming and diving take home big wins

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer February 1, 2021
The weekend was a mixed bag for Pitt sports teams. The high-powered wrestling team continued to struggle in a tight loss against Virginia, even as the track and field team finished last at the Notre Dame invitational. Nevertheless, Pitt swimming and diving furthered its unprecedented success in a dual meet sweep, and the gymnastics team earned its first win of the season.
The Pitt women’s basketball team has already surpassed its conference win total from last season, starting off this season with three wins and three losses in ACC play. The team will play Louisville on Feb. 18.

Mark your calendars: Key winter sports dates

By Carson Zaremski, Staff Writer January 29, 2021
NCAA winter sports have begun to wrap up, but many important matchups remain for several of Pitt’s athletic programs.
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