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Gymnastics, track and field compete on road

Gymnastics, track and field compete on road

By Alex Fischbein / Staff Writer

January 25, 2015

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

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

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

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

[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

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

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

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

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

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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