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Pittsburgh Marathon draws runners from around the world

Pittsburgh Marathon draws runners from around the world

By Hannah Schneider, Sports Editor

May 16, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Despite overcast skies, cool temperatures and the threat of rain, more than 37,000 people showed up at the starting line for the 10th annual Pittsburgh Marathon early Sunday morning. The weekend of races, hosted by Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc., also drew a crowd of more than 200,000 sp...

Few bright spots for Panthers in cloudy sports weekend

Few bright spots for Panthers in cloudy sports weekend

By Stephen Cuddy | Staff Writer

February 26, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

As winter sports athletes are attempting to close out their seasons, the spring sports are just getting started. And while some members of the track and field team set personal bests and both baseball and softball hit the diamond with winning weekends, both Panthers basketball squads and the tennis ...

Pitt runners compete, set personal bests at ACC Indoor Championships

Pitt runners compete, set personal bests at ACC Indoor Championships

By Jon Shaiken | Staff Writer

February 25, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Though some Pitt runners brought home personal bests from the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships this weekend in Clemson, South Carolina, the men’s and women’s teams both struggled overall. Senior Desiree Garland made program history Saturday, earning Pitt’s first-ever ACC women’s in...

Weekend sports: Panthers experience strong starts, struggling streaks

Weekend sports: Panthers experience strong starts, struggling streaks

By Stephen Cuddy | For The Pitt News

February 11, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

While some Panthers started off seasons strong this weekend, others continued painful bouts of loss. The softball team dominated their opening weekend in sunny California, and wrestling saw the clouds part on a four-game losing streak, the men’s basketball got drenched in another record-setting ...

Weekend sports: Pitt sets records high and low

Weekend sports: Pitt sets records high and low

By The Pitt News Staff

February 5, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

It was a weekend for the record books, as Pitt sports topped past streaks in wins and losses. The track and field team broke two school records with best times, while men’s basketball broke the record for longest losing streak in a season with 11 straight and wrestling, tennis and gymnastics fell...

Weekend sports: records set on the track, in the pool

Weekend sports: records set on the track, in the pool

By The Pitt News Staff

January 29, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Though Pitt athletics experienced a few bright spots this weekend — which included record-setting performances and wins — there were usual losses for Pitt’s struggling teams. While both Pitt men’s and women’s basketball suffered double-digit defeats at home and wrestling lost a grapple to ...

Panthers Spotlight: Haley Brechwald, Andin Fosam

Panthers Spotlight: Haley Brechwald, Andin Fosam

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

January 18, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt women’s gymnastics and track and field teams were both in action over the first weekend of the new semester. One of the program’s most established stars lifted the Panthers on the track, while a fresh face provided a boost for the Panthers in the gym. Haley Brechwald Despite losing a close compe...

Weekend sports: Panthers flip out, fall short

Weekend sports: Panthers flip out, fall short

By David Leftwich | Senior Staff Writer

January 16, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

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 basketball team earned its first ACC win, and the track and field team secured 22 top-five fi...

Panthers back on track

Panthers back on track

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After breaking six school records during the 2016-17 season, the Pitt track and field team enters this season needing to retool after the departure of several key contributors from last year’s team. The Panthers return five of the seven athletes that made it to the NCAA Outdoor Championships last...

Recapping an exciting two weeks in Pitt sports

Recapping an exciting two weeks in Pitt sports

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

May 9, 2017


Filed under Football, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Women's Basketball

It was a busy couple of weeks for Pitt athletics, as the spring teams’ seasons come to a close and the football team had players up for the NFL draft. Here’s a rundown of everything that you might have missed since the spring semester ended. Football The Pitt football program had five players selected...

Track and Field competes at Penn Relays, Ashland Open

Track and Field competes at Penn Relays, Ashland Open

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

May 1, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt Track and Field team concluded their regular season this weekend, traveling to both the Penn Relays and Ashland Open. The men’s distance team and women’s throwers both had success over the weekend, adding to an impressive body of work in 2017. Penn Relays At the world-famous Penn Relay...

From Pitt to the pros: Spratling sprints to stardom

From Pitt to the pros: Spratling sprints to stardom

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

April 10, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Features

Brycen Spratling sports Nike shoes, sweatpants and a short-sleeve black-and-blue shirt while warming up for his workout. He slowly trots around the track, bouncing to the beat of the music in his earbuds. An unknowing observer might assume he’s just there for a routine jog. But once he takes off, ...

Pitt baseball, track and field coaches announce 2016-17 schedules

Pitt baseball, track and field coaches announce 2016-17 schedules

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

For Pitt head baseball coach Joe Jordano and head track and field coach Alonzo Webb, revealing their teams’ respective 2016-17 schedules on Tuesday meant new opportunities for their teams to show significant advancement as ACC competitors — a task both coaches think is achievable by the end of their seasons. Jordano made the announcement in a press release ...

Former Pitt runner sets world record

Former Pitt runner sets world record

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

February 15, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

A former Pitt track athlete is now a world record holder.Brycen Spratling, who finished his senior season last spring, set a new standard in the indoor 500-meter event of 1:00.06 while competing at the Millrose Games in New York City on Saturday.As the only unsponsored athlete in his event, Spratling defea...

Off and running: After scholarship turmoil at Tennessee, Morgan Harvey finds refuge at Pitt

Off and running: After scholarship turmoil at Tennessee, Morgan Harvey finds refuge at Pitt

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

February 12, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

When Morgan Harvey walked into her track and field coach’s office at the University of Tennessee, she didn’t expect to leave the room without an athletic scholarship.Yet, the tissues that head coach Beth Alford-Sullivan laid on a table warned her that this wasn’t a standard player-coach meeting....

Gymnastics, track and field compete on road

Gymnastics, track and field compete on road

By Alex Fischbein / Staff Writer

January 25, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Pitt’s gymnastics team traveled to New Hampshire to compete this weekend, while the track and field team performed at the Youngstown State Invitational. Here’s how they fared.GymnasticsPitt’s gymnastics team (2-4, 0-3 EAGL) traveled to Durham, N.H., to face off against the University of New Hampshire. Pitt had a couple bright moments in junio...

Gymnastics, track and field ready for weekend meets

Gymnastics, track and field ready for weekend meets

By Brandon Duerr / Staff Writer

January 22, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

This weekend, two of Pitt’s varsity sports teams will head away from the city to compete in weekend meets. Here is a preview of their weekend action.GYMNASTICSThe gymnastics team will travel to the home of its East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) foe New Hampshire in Durham to try to pick up a ke...

Winter Wonderland: Armed Forces Bowl, Louisville bookend winter schedules

Winter Wonderland: Armed Forces Bowl, Louisville bookend winter schedules

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

December 8, 2014


Filed under Specials / Fallfinals2014, Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

With most students going home for the winter holidays, some Pitt students may forget about the sports that still compete over break. With that said, here are what different Pitt sports will be up to over the winter break.Men’s basketballThe Pitt men’s basketball team (5-3, 0-0 ACC) will be active ov...

Just desserts: Pitt teams continue to compete over break

Just desserts: Pitt teams continue to compete over break

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

November 25, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

While most students return to their respective homes for Thanksgiving break, the athletes on varsity sports still continue their business as usual. The break for Pitt sports will be highlighted by the football team’s game at Miami on Saturday, in which the team plays a big game with postseason ramificatio...

Track and Field: Runners struggle during day two of Nationals

By Megan Boyle / Staff Writer

June 13, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

[Editor’s note: Senior Brycen Spratling came in fourth in the 400 meter final on Friday with a time of 45.49 seconds. He received First Team All-American status for his performance.]Carvin Nkanata and Micah Murray’s collegiate sports careers have come to an end.Both seniors, Nkanata and Murray were m...

Track and Field: Pitt hurdlers eliminated at Nationals

By Megan Boyle / Staff Writer

June 12, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Two Pitt track and field athletes’ dreams of competing for an individual national title will have to wait until next year.Freshman Desmond Palmer and sophomore Evann Thompson, competing in the 400-meter high hurdles and hurdles, respectively, were eliminated on Wednesday from the NCAA Outdoor National Ch...

Track and Field: Athletes qualify for Nationals

Track and Field: Athletes qualify for Nationals

By Megan Boyle / Staff Writer

June 2, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

Five Panthers have secured their spots at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field National Championship.Freshman Desmond Palmer, sophomore Evann Thompson and seniors Micah Murray, Carvin Nkanata and Brycen Spratling proved to be some of the United States’ best college athletes this weekend by reg...

Track and Field: Pitt track athlete makes mark in international debut

Track and Field: Pitt track athlete makes mark in international debut

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor

May 27, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

When Carvin Nkanata competed at the international level for the first time, he helped set a Kenyan national record. The Pitt sprinter received a late call-up to the Kenyan track and field team last week to compete in the 4x200 relay at the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) Wo...

Track and Field: Men’s relay team prepares for NCAAs

Track and Field: Men’s relay team prepares for NCAAs

By Megan Boyle / Staff Writer

May 20, 2014


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt men’s track and field 4x400 relay team has run rampant over its competition this year and, as its season nears its climax, has no plans of slowing down.This past weekend headlined the sport’s “championship” season as the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America (IC4A) Ou...

Track and Field: Men’s 4 X 400 relay team sets school record over the weekend

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor

April 29, 2014


Filed under Archives

Pitt track and field’s 4x400 men’s relay team set a school record at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia on Saturday.The victory at the University of Pennsylvania coincided with the 75th anniversary of Pitt’s last win in the men’s 4x400 event there."It couldn't have been written any better than t...

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