Senior Hurdler Posts League-Leading Time at Virginia Challenge
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Senior Honored for Record-Breaking Performance at Nittany Lion Challenge
Nkanata Becomes Pitt Track and Field’s 11th All-Time Olympian
The rising Pitt senior looks to qualify in the 400 meter hurdles
60M- 6.85 | 100M- 10.39 | 200M- 20.17 | 300M- 32.60 | 400M- 46.31
Accolades: Relay team member in the NCAA Outdoor Championships 4X400...won the ACC Title for the 200M dash with a time of 21.24...has twice ran in the NCAA Indoor Championships and was named a Second-Team All-American for the 2012-13 indoor season...2013 Big East Champion in the 200M dash with a time of 21.04, which was a Big East Championship meet record...part of the first place, record-breaking 4x400 meter relay team (3:07.32)...this time was the then tenth fastest time in the nation...named Most Outstanding Performer at the Big East Outdoor Track and Field Championship Meet...only athlete to go under 21 the entire weekend in the 200M...Posted the nation's second fastest time in the 200M at the ECAC/IC4A Championships (20.32)...also set a meet record with that time...First Team Outdoor All-American 2013...participated in the 4x4 relay at the 2013 NCAA Nationals.
2014 Outdoor: Member of the NCAA Outdoor Championships 4X400 relay team that finished 11th in the nation with a time of 3:06.61...took the second individual 200M dash ACC Title of his career with a time of 20.47...member of 4X200M relay team that sped to a new school record (1:23.29) at the Penn Relays, a mark he helped beat at the Championship of America (1:22.66)...ran a personal best, and the Panthers' season-best, time of the season in the 100M dash (10.39) at the ECAC/IC4A Championship...claimed victory in the 400M dash at the Virginia Challenge with a 47.09...posted a PR (20.17), and Panthers season-best time, in the 200M at the Tennessee Relays.
2013-14 Indoor: Finished third at the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 200M dash with a PR and the fourth-fastest 200M dash time in the world (20.52)...also ran the 4X400M relay at the NCAA Championships in 3:06.31...became the first Pitt track and field athlete to win an individual ACC Championship with a 21.24 in the 200M dash, the second individual conference championship of his career in the event (Big East Indoor, 2012)... member of the 4X200M relay team which placed first in the PSU Relays, setting a new school record of 1:24.91...two-time ACC Male Performer of the Week...ran a 46.36 in the 400M dash at the Nittany Lion Challenge, setting a new meet record and tying the NCAA's top mark...won the men's 300M dash with a PR performance of 32.60 at the Kent State Golden Flash Gala...recorded a personal-best time in the 60M (6.85) at the PSU Relays.
2013 Outdoor: A member of the school record-setting 4x200 and 4x400 meter relay teams at the Penn Relays...1:23.77 in the 4x2 and 3:04.16 in the 4x4, which was then the fifth fastest time in the nation...won the 200M at the Big East Outdoor Championships setting a career-best time of 20.83...posted a new personal best at the ECAC/IC4A Championships winning the 200M with a time of 20.32...also part of the 4x100 relay team with Micah Murray, Josh Mindlin and Reggie Steele setting a new top time on the season and placing third with a time of 40.57...competed at the NCAA Nationals in the 200M dash posting a new personal-best time in the semifinals of 20.29...placed seventh overall in the final race...also earned status of First Team Outdoor All-American in Oregon...competed at the USA Nationals in the 200M dash finishing with a posted time of 19.74 and tied for 11th overall.
2012-13 Indoor: Posted the nation's thirteenth fastest 400M dash time (46.31), earning himself Big East Track and Field Athlete of the Week honors while also taking first place in the men's 200M dash at the Spire Indoor Track & Field Invite...Big East Champion in the 200M dash with a time of 21.04, which was a Big East Championship meet record...part of the first place, record-breaking 4x400 meter relay team (3:07.32)...this time was the tenth fastest time in the nation...ran in the 400M dash and 4x400 relay at the NCAA Championships...named a Second-Team All-American.
Personal:Majoring in forensic science.
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