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

Sophomore swimmer Shan Hochkeppel placed second in the 100-meter backstroke. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By The Pitt News Staff

January 29, 2018

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

Despite it being her first collegiate meet, first year Haley Brechwald gave an outstanding performance in the gymnastics home meet against Oregon State last Saturday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

January 18, 2018

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

Pitt gymnastics’ best performance emerged on the floor during its 194.850-194.125 loss to Oregon State Saturday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By David Leftwich | Senior Staff Writer

January 16, 2018

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

Nina Crawford ran in the 4x400 meter race at the CMU Invitational March 25. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer)

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

December 7, 2017

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

Rozelle Nix (25) became the fifth player to transfer from the men's basketball team this offseason, announcing his decision Tuesday. Evan Meng | Staff Photographer

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

May 9, 2017

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

Junior Quadaisha Newkirk finished sixth overall in the 400 hurdles at the Penn Relays. Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

May 1, 2017

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

Brycen Spratling, a former All-American sprinter at Pitt and holder of multiple world records, still trains alongside the Panthers' sprinters under head coach Alonzo Webb. Stephen Caruso | Assistant Visual Editor

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

April 10, 2017

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

This will be Pitt baseball head coach Joe Jordano's 20th season with the Panthers.
Photographer: Pete Madia/Pitt Athletics

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

November 16, 2016

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

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

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....

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