Senior Hurdler Posts League-Leading Time at Virginia Challenge
Track and Field Set for Meet in Youngstown, Ohio
Senior Honored for Record-Breaking Performance at Nittany Lion Challenge
Senior Claims Three-Year Old School Record in 600m
The rising Pitt senior looks to qualify in the 400 meter hurdles
60M- 6.85 | 100M- 10.73 | 200M- 20.64 | 300M- 33.19 | 400M- 45.09 | 500M- 1:00.37 | 600M- 1:19.06 | 800M- 1:53.14
Accolades: Broke a 28-year-old world record in the indoor 500 meters at the Millrose Games with a time of 1:00.06s…A 10-time All-American…Was named the USA Track & Field Athlete of the Week for setting a collegiate and American record in the 500m at the 2012 Big East Conference Championships with a time of 1:00.63s…Finished the 2012-13 indoor season as a Second-Team All-American...Big East Champion in the 500M dash with a time of 1:00.37 in 2013...Ran the world's third fastest time in the history of the event...Set an NCAA record with that time...Named the Male Track Most Outstanding Performer of the meet...Was part of the first place, record-breaking 4x400 meter relay team (3:07.32)...Set new school record at the Big East Outdoor Championships in the open 400M dash (45.94)...Second Team All-American honors...Participated in the 4x4 relay at the 2013 NCAA Nationals...Broke own school record in the 400M dash at USA Nationals (45.71).
2013-14 Outdoor: A First Team All-American in the 400 meters and a Second Team All-American as a member of the 4x400 relay…Finished fourth in the finals of the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the 400m with a time of 45.49…Participated in the 4x4 relay at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, finishing 11th…Won the ACC Championship in the 400m at the ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a time of 45.49…Runner-up in the 4x4 relay at the ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships… Won the 400m with a school-record time of 45.09 at the NCAA East Preliminary Round…Won the 200m at the ECAC-IC4A Outdoor Championships with a time of 20.72…Finished first at the Virginia Challenge in the 400m…The 400m winner at the Tennessee Relays…Participated in the NCAA East Preliminary Round in the 200m…A part of the 4x1 relay team that was the runner up at the 2014 ECAC-IC4A Outdoor Championships…Set personal records in both the 200m (20.64s) and the 400m (45.09s).
2013-14 Indoor: Earned First Team All-American honors as the anchor leg of the 4x400M relay team which placed fourth at the NCAA Indoor Championship Meet… set a new school, personal, facility, and event record (45.57) in the 400M dash at the SPIRE Collegiate Invitational, the third fastest time on the planet… member of the 4x200M relay team which placed first in the PSU Relays, setting a new school record of 1:23.29….earned three consecutive ACC Male Performer of the Week honors… received a Performer of the Week honorable mention from the USTFCCCA… finished second in the men’s 300M dash (33.19) at the Kent State Golden Flash Gala… posted a personal best (6.85) in the 60M dash at the Nittany Lion Challenge… Outdoor: Finished fourth at the NCAA Championships in the 400M with a time of 45.49, meriting First Team All-American honors… qualified for NCAA Championships in the 400M with a PR (45.09) at the East Preliminary meet, time was the best of all competitors…earned a gold medal at the ACC Outdoor Championships with 45.49 in the 400M… named ACC Male Performer of the Week for week of May 13… took third place in the 200M dash while running a new personal-best time (20.64) at the Tennessee Relays… competed in the 800M run (1:53.60) at Raleigh Relays.
2012-13 Indoor— Competed in the Penn State National in the men's 200M dash placing first with a posted time of 21.01, a new personal best and also a new school record, earning him Big East Track and Field Athlete of the Week honors...set a record at the Penn State National in the 400M dash with a time of 46.25...competed at the SPIRE Invitational in the men's 400M dash placing second with a posted time of 46.30...Big East Champion in the 500M dash with a time of 1:00.37...ran the world's third fastest time in the history of the event...set an NCAA record with that time...named the Male Track Most Outstanding Performer of the meet...member of the first place, record-breaking 4x400 meter relay team (3:07.32), sixth fastest time in the nation...finished out the indoor season running in the 400M dash and 4x400 relay at the NCAA Championships, earning Second-Team All-American status in the process.
Outdoor— Set the school record in the 4x200 and the 4x400 meter relay at the Penn Relays...1:23.77 in the 4x200M relay and 3:04.16 in the 4x400M relay, a school record and the then fifth fastest time in the nation...finished second overall in the Big East Outdoor Championships in the 400M dash with a posted time of 45.94...competed at the NCAA Nationals in the 400M dash and gained the status of Second Team All-American Honors...competed at USA Nationals in the 400M dash breaking his own school record, posting a time of 45.71 and finishing 11th overall.
2011-12 Indoor: Placed sixth in the 60M (7.60) and second in the 800M (1:53.14) at the Golden Flash Gala...Competed at the Penn State Relays with a first-place finish in the 500M (1:01.86)...finished first in the 200M at the Penn State Nittany Lion Challenge running a 21.34 and seventh in the 60M with a time of 7.04...raced with the 4x400M relay team that set a new school record (3:07.33) and also broke the Penn State Nittany Lion Challenge meet and Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track facility records with that time...finished seventh in the 400M at the Penn State National Open running a 47.40...finished seventh in the 200M at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational with a time of 21.62...at his first Big East Championship took the 200M dash title with a time of 21.16...also claimed the 500M title running 1:00.63 and set a new American Collegiate Record...placed fourth at the USA Indoor Championships in the 400M (46.16)...finished second, set a career best of 45.82 and claimed the school record in the 400M dash at the NCAA Indoor Championships.
High School: A decorated high school athlete, Spratling was the sectional, county and state champion in the 400M his senior season with a best time of 46.81 seconds...All-County in the 100M and 200M dash his senior season...transferred to Pitt from Eastern Michigan where he was the two-time MAC Champion in the 400M dash.
Personal: Born on March 10, 1992...Son of Roderick and Brenda Spratling...Has one sister, Brionna...Marketing major.
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