Remember earlier this week when we promised you more on Brycen Spratling's NCAA record-breaking performance? Wait no more. Pitt Live Wire Extra and Pitt Panthers Television brings you another exciting piece on the 18th-ranked Pitt track and field team's success.
Spratling set a new NCAA record in the 500 meter dash, which
also sits at the third fastest time in the world at 1:00.37. Needless to say,
the Pitt junior was named the Male Track Most Outstanding Performer for that
Spratling was joined by teammates Carvin Nkanata and Jonnique
Lawrence, who each, respectively, won the men's and women's 200 meter dash, and
Spratling, Nkanata, Oliver Philongene and Micah Murrah won the 4x400 meter
relay. On Friday evening, Elizabeth Kline became the 10th Pitt
student-athlete to win the pentathlon, and the first since 2005, winning three
of five events (60 meter hurdles, 800 meter run, long jump).
Be sure to check back with Pitt Live Wire later in the week
for a feature on Spratling, including video of his race and interviews.
"We played very well as a team this weekend," said head
coach Joe Jordano. "For us to sweep such a storied program as Wichita State is
a great accomplishment but I know this team is looking forward to getting back
to practice on Tuesday and preparing for our next opportunity."
Congrats to the baseball and track and field teams on their
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In the February 5 edition of Orthopedics This Week, a list of the Top US Sports Medicine Doctors was released with an astounding University of Pittsburgh representation. Out of the 19 surgeons named in the article, nine of them trained at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Five, including Freddie H. Fu, M.D., Christopher D. Harner, M.D., James P. Bradley, M.D., M.S., Neal S. ElAttrache, M.D. and C. Benjamin Ma, M.D. received their residence training in the department, while Brian J. Cole, M.D., M.B.A., Darren L. Johnson, M.D., Mark D. Miller, M.D. and Marc Safran, M.D. were sports medicine fellowship trained in the department.
Of the nine doctors representing the University of Pittsburgh in the article, three remain at Pitt today including Dr. Fu, Dr. Harner and Dr. Bradley. Congratulations on this great honor!