Feb. 8, 2014
NEW YORK - Brycen Spratling was named the Armory's Most Outstanding Male Competitor on Saturday afternoon as he helped the men's 4x200M relay team set a new meet record and won the 500M dash at one of the world's most famous track and field venues.
Spratling was honored for his three winning performances on Saturday afternoon, which includes first in the 500m dash (1:00.85), contributing to the 4x200 (1:25.24) and 4x400 meter (3:09.08) relays.
Both the 4x2 and 4x4M relays consisted of Micah Murray, Carvin Nkanata, Desmond Palmer and Spratling.
"It's a huge accomplishmet to break the meet record in the 4x2," Murray said. "We always try to run fast, challenge ourselves and we always try to set records. We accomplished that goal today, and it's a pretty great feeling."
Evann Thompson turned in her own personal best time in the women's 800M championship with a time of 2:10.21. Thompson surpassed her previous record of 2:12.91, set at the 2014 Hokie Invitational.
The success continued for the Panthers at both the Virginia Tech Elite Meet and the Youngstown State National. In the men's 400m dash, Dustin Fuller sprinted his way into a new indoor personal record of 49.47, while Cullen Davis set a career best in the 3K at Virginia Tech.
At the Youngstown State National, Alex Archer and Luke Swomley set personal records in the 3K. For the women, Abby Perters, Ariel Pastore-Sebring and Jenna Moen also set PRs in the same event, while Joslin Seller set a new career best in the 1 Mile run.
The Panthers will next travel to Geneva, Ohio for the SPIRE Invitational on Friday, February, 14th. The meet is a two day competition and events will begin on Friday at 5 p.m. Fans can find live updates by following the Panthers @PittTFandXC on Twitter or 'like us' on Facebook under Pitt Track and Field.
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