Jan. 8, 2012
STATE COLLEGE, Pa.--Sophomore Brycen Spratling set a school record at the Penn State Relays, as the University of Pittsburgh men's track and field team competed in its first meet since Dec. 10.
Spratling crossed the 500M dash finish line at 1:01.86. That time set a school record and is currently the fastest time of the 2011-12 season.
Sophomore Micah Murray placed second in the 500M dash (1:02.78), while senior Dontave Cowsette finished third (1:02.95). Murray and Cowsette round out the top-three national times behind Spratling.
In another first-place performance, sophomore Aaron Turner won the 60M dash at 6.92 seconds while classmate Reginald Steele IV finished second (6.97) in the event.
The 4x400M relay team of Murray, Jermaine Lowery, Cowsette and Spratling finished second (3:09.68), breaking the previous meet record and setting the current top finish in the Big East.
Individually, Lowery set a personal record when he placed fourth in the 200M (21.93). That time is listed second in the league.
In the jumps, freshman Luke Gallaher captured the meet title in the high jump with a leap of 2.04M. Additionally, senior Folarin Ijelu finished second in the triple jump (14.40M) and junior Tashaun Hill was second in the 60M hurdles (8.09).
The Panthers return to State College next weekend to compete in the PSU Nittany Lion Challenge on Jan. 14.