Spratling will take over for the Panthers in the 400 meter finals on Friday
Brycen Spratling advances to the 400 meter final with a semi-final time of 45.41 seconds
Spratling, Nkanata, Murray, Palmer and Thompson ready to compete on national stage
Nkanata officially punches his ticket for Eugene in two weeks
Evann Thompson breaks the school record in the women's 400 meter hurdles
Top Performances: 100M-11.11, 200M-21.59, 300M-34.13, 400M-46.75, 500M-1:02.78, 800M-2:08.95, 60M-7.04
Accolades: Ran in the 2012-13 Indoor NCAA Championships...Part of the 2013 Big East Championship 4x400 meter relay team...Ran a record-breaking 3:07.32, which was the tenth fastest time in the nation...second team All-American both his sophomore and junior season.
2012-13: Indoor - Competed at the Nittany Lion Challenge in the men's 60M dash finishing fifth with a posted time of 7.13...Placed second in the men's 200M dash with a time of 22.30 and finished seventh in the men's 60M dash with a time of 7.11 at the Tiffin Carnival...Competed at the Penn State National in the men's 400M dash placing seventh with a posted time of 47.54...Competed at the SPIRE Invitational in the men's 60 meter dash posting a time of 7.04...Also competed in the men's 400 meter dash placing seventh with a posted time of 47.34...Part of the Big East Championship 4x400 meter relay team...Ran a record-breaking 3:07.32, which is now the tenth fastest time in the nation...Placed second in the 400M dash at the Big East Championships (47.02)...Competed in the men's 4X400 relay at the NCAA Championships. Outdoor - A member of the school record-setting 4x200 and 4x400 meter relay teams, which both were set at the Penn Relays...1:23.77 in the 4x2 and 3:04.16 in the 4x4, which is currently the fifth fastest time in the nation...Ran in the 4x4 relay at the NCAA Nationals.
2011-12: Indoor - Claimed a second-place finish and career-best cut of 1:02.78 in the 500M at the Penn State Relays...Placed fourth in the 200M (21.96) at the Nittany Lion Challenge...Posted a top-10 finish in the 400M at the New Balance Collegiate Meet...finished eighth in the 400M at the Penn State National Invitational...Was a member of the 4x400M relay 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...placed second in the 400M and ninth in the 200M at the Big East Championships. Outdoor - Posted a top-ten finish in the 400M at the Florida Relays...Placed second in the 400M (47.26) and seventh in the 200M (21.59) at the Sea Ray Relays...finished fourth and set a career best in the 400M (46.75) and placed sixth in the 200M at the Big East Championships...qualified for the NCAA Division I Regional meet in the 200M and 400M.
2010-11: Indoor - Member of the third-place 4x400M relay team at the Big East Indoor Championships...Accomplished a fourth-place finish in the 500M dash and an eighth-place showing in the 200M dash at the same event...Won the 500M dash at the Penn State National Open. Outdoor - Finished second in the 400M dash at the Big East Outdoor Championships (47.42)...Claimed second as a member of the 4x400M relay at the Charlotte 49ers Classic...Captured bronze in the 4x400M relay at the Sea Ray Relays.
High School: Murray was a WPIAL team champion at Penn Hills High School...Finished third in the 4x400M relay his junior year and sixth his senior year...Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born on September 15, 1991...son of Mark and Deborah Murray...has three brothers: LaShawn, Mark and Marshall...an architect major.