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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Pitt senior pitcher Matt Gilbertson (45) pitches during Friday’s game against the University of Virginia.

Pitt sporting events to watch during finals week

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor April 20, 2022
Baseball, track and field and softball will all play over the course of the next week. If students need a change from the studying and exams, there are ample opportunities to watch the Panthers compete.
Saying “Coach Webb” at T&F practices may cause confusion. Instead, there’s Coach Zo (left) and Coach Webb (right).

Pitt track and field father-son coaching duo look to build upon award-winning season

By Richie Smiechowski, For The Pitt News August 18, 2021
Fast forward to 2021 and Webb III, better known as “Coach Zo,” has led the jumps and multis teams for a decade as an assistant coach. The 2020-21 season was unquestionably his most successful year to date.
Senior Shyheim Wright (pictured) and sophomore Eddita Pessima have had some of the best seasons for hurdlers in school history and have been two of the best hurdlers in the ACC.

Wright, Pessima dominate from Northwest to NCAA

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer February 20, 2020
As the NCAA indoor track and field season approaches its final weeks, two Panthers are looking to put an exclamation point on what has already been a historic year.
Senior Deven Herbine finishes her floor routine at Saturdays 194.225-193.800 loss to New Hampshire.

Track, gymnastics harbor hardware after first weekend

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer January 12, 2020
Outside of the basketball teams, Pitt athletics had a relaxed start to the semester. The track and field and gymnastics squads were the only teams with events over the weekend, with both taking home hardware.
Redshirt junior Derek West (46) struck out 12 Wake Forest batters in 6.0 frames.

Weekend Sports: West K’s 12 at Cost Field

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer April 15, 2019
Some of Pitt’s teams didn’t earn their desired end result, but the weekend still provided standout moments across Panther athletics.
Senior gymnast Brittany West earned a 9.750 on beam at the National Collegiate Gymnastics Championship on Friday.

Weekend Sports: Track team paces Pitt athletics

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer April 8, 2019
Despite the hype for Pitt athletics to reveal the new team uniforms in “retro” colors Sunday, the Panthers didn’t have a great weekend — only the track team provided top finishes.
Senior first baseman Gabrielle Fredericks (pictured) and junior catcher Walker Barbee recorded the lone Panthers’ RBIs on the day.

Weekend Sports: Pitt track goes for gold

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer April 1, 2019
While Brad Pitt’s acting has been perfect in all 71 movies he’s been in, the Panthers’ weekend had far more mixed results.
First-year Abby Edwards pitched against Ohio University during a March 19 game. This past weekend, the Panthers lost all three of their games against Virginia Tech.

Weekend Sports: Baseball, softball suffer sweeps

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor March 25, 2019
While the sun came out for the first time in a long time, it was a bleak, dark weekend for Pitt athletics.
Junior Demetrius Thomas lost his sudden-death overtime match, marking Pitt’s third straight wrestling loss.

Weekend Sports: Tough three days for Pitt athletics

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer February 4, 2019
In an otherwise bleak three days, the tennis and track and field programs provided moments of victory with set wins and podium finishes.
Pitt gymnastics narrowly beat George Washington University winning 195.175 to 194.625 on Saturday afternoon.

Weekend Sports: Swim team shines in last home meet

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer January 28, 2019
Pitt swimming and diving headlined an eventful weekend in Pitt athletics, dominating the Western Pennsylvania Invitational and breaking multiple team records in the process.
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