Panthers look for second straight victory
Vlasic wins women's 5K, Runco wins men's 8K
Pitt's top runners compete for first time this season at UB
Panthers look to make strides in 2015
The Pitt cross country teams had their best finishes at NCAA Regionals in seven years.
2015: Led the Panthers with a first place finish at the UB Stampede with a time of 25:08.2 ... Placed in his first 8K race of the season, the Roy Griak Invitational, with a final time of 27:25.9.
2014: Placed fourth overall and was the second Pitt male at the UB Stampede Invite finishing in 25:30.4 ... Ran the 5.2 mile run in 26:42 and placed 23rd at Harry Groves Invite ... Took ninth overall and was the first Pitt male finisher at the 8K Pre-Nationals Invitational with a time of 25:16.2 ... Recorded a personal best time for the second week in a row, placing 68th at the ACC Championships in a time of 24:56.8 ... Placed 48th at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals 10K in a time of 31:21.0.
2013: Placed ninth in the 8K with a time of 26:38.1 at Duquesne Duals ... Ran the 5.2 mile run in 26:48 and placed eighth at Spiked Shoe Invite ... Placed 26th at Notre Dame Invite in the 5 mile run in 26:13.1 ... Ran the 8K at Pre-Nationals in 25:21.6 and placed 18th ... Placed 92nd overall in the 8K in 26:19.6 at ACC Championships ... Ran the 10K at NCAA Regionals in a time of 31:31, placing 53rd overall ... Placed third at IC4A Championships with a time of 25:50.7.
2012: Finished the 8K Duquesne Duals with a time of 30:02, good for 44th place ... Ran the 8K Cappy Anderson Invitational in 28:48.96 and placed 18th ... Finished 204th in the Paul Short Invitational with a time of 28:15 ... Ran the Leopard Invitational and finished 69th with a time of 27:32.55 ... Placed 59th at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 26:46.01 ... Ran the 10K Mid Atlantic Regional Championship with a time of 32:32, placing 85th.
HIGH SCHOOL: 2011 runner-up of the WPIAL cross country championships ...His Central High School team took third place at the WPIAL championships for cross country his senior year ... Member of the National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Son of Mark and Nora Runco ... Enrolled in the College of Engineering and plans to major in engineering.
Women Place Seventh, Men 14th at NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional
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Women Place Third, Men Sixth at Princeton Invitational