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Column: Semenya’s success due to talent, not hormones

Caster Semenya, a South African track-and-field star, has faced criticism for competing with female runners because of her supposed hyperandrogenism.

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019

For the past nine years, Caster Semenya, a South African middle-distance runner, has undergone scrutiny from the International Association of Athletic Federations

From High School to College, former teammates reunited at Pitt

Redshirt junior thrower Grant Jones, sophomore thrower Noah Walker and first-year distance runner Evan Addison (from left).

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019

When Grant Jones was trying to convince Noah Walker, his former high school teammate, to come to Pitt, he probably didn’t know he would be recruiting his biggest competition in the coming years.

Weekend Recap: Swimming and Diving gets only team win of long week

Redshirt freshman Micky Phillippi upset Oklahoma’s No. 2 ranked 133-pound Daton Fix during Pitt’s 36-9 loss to No. 3 Oklahoma State Saturday afternoon.

By Tessa Sayers, assistant sports editor

January 21, 2019

Redshirt freshman Micky Phillippi was the lone bright spot of Pitt’s 36-9 loss to No. 3 Oklahoma State this weekend. Phillippi upset the No. 2 ranked 133 pound wrestler in the country, Daton Fix.

Weekend Sports: Wrestling, gymnastics notch quality finishes

Sophomore Haley Brechwald, pictured here at a Jan. 20, 2018, meet vs. New Hampshire, received a score of 9.850 on vault. This score tied her career high for a fifth time.

By Kate Hall and Trent Leonard

January 14, 2019

Several of Pitt’s athletic teams put on a strong showing over weekend, with the gymnastics team breaking multiple program records and the wrestling team continuing its dominant start to the season.

Preview: Track and field sprints into indoor season

Junior Dante Watson participated in the Pitt’s men’s 4x400m relay team that was .33 seconds away from taking last season’s ACC Championship.

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor

December 5, 2018

Last season, the Pitt men’s track and field team came in last place in the ACC indoor competition. while the women’s team finished 12th out of 15 teams. They believe they can drastically improve on that in 2018.

Pittsburgh Marathon draws runners from around the world

Sara Hall took third place in the USA Track and Field Championships. This year, Pittsburgh hosted the national event, which followed the Pittsburgh Half Marathon's course. (Photo by Jane Millard | Visual Editor)

By Hannah Schneider, Sports Editor

May 16, 2018

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

Senior Desiree Garland earned Pitt’s first ACC women’s indoor track and field gold medal in the 400m dash at the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships Saturday. (Courtesy of Pitt Athletics)

By Stephen Cuddy | Staff Writer

February 26, 2018

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

Senior Desiree Garland earned Pitt’s first ACC women’s indoor track and field gold medal in the 400m dash at the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships Saturday. (Courtesy of Pitt Athletics)

By Jon Shaiken | Staff Writer

February 25, 2018

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

Senior Dom Forys used seven takedowns to secure a 16-6 major decision victory. (TPN file photo)

By Stephen Cuddy | For The Pitt News

February 11, 2018

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

Sophomore Lucy Jones completes a back aerial while competing on beam during Saturday’s quad meet at Pitt. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

By The Pitt News Staff

February 5, 2018

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...

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