Seniors conclude standout careers with prestigious academic award
Nkanata earns his third Pitt Athlete of the Week nod
Kline wins her heat of 800, places fifth overall in the event
Nkanata runs career-best 20.29 in the semifinals
Nkanata runs career-best 20.29 in the semifinals
Top Performances: 200M-24.93, 400M-1:00.30, 500M-1:18.06, 600M-1:35.32, 800M-2:13.14, 60H-8.79, 100H-13.90, 400H-1:01.79, high jump-1.66M, long-5.79M, shot put-11.69M, javelin-30.63M, ipent-3,927, heptathlon-5,460
Accolades: USTFCCCA 2013 All-Academic Track and Field Team...2013 Indoor Big East Champion in the pentatholon with a career-best score of 3,927...Won the Heptathlon in the 2013 Big East Outdoor Championships with a career-best score of 5,460...Set six personal records in the seven-event competition.
Outdoor 2013: Competed at the Charlotte 49ers Classic in the women's 100 meter hurdles and long jump, placing seventh and tenth, respectively...Kline posted a time of 14.12 and a distance of 17-07.00...Competed at the Aggie Invitational in the women's 100 meter hurdle posting a time of 14.68...Won the heptathlon at the Big East Outdoor Championships with a new personal record score of 5,460, placing new personal record times in the 800M dash (2:13.14), 100M hurdles (13.90) and long jump (5.79)...Competed in the NCAA Nationals setting new personal records in the both the high jump and javelin...Jumped for a distance of 1.66 meters and finished 12th overall...Threw for a distance of 30.63 meters.
2012-2013: Ran in the Nittany Lion Challenge and placed eighth in the women's 600M run with a time of 1:38.25...Also in the Nittany Lion Challenge, Kline competed in the 60M hurdles, placing sixth with a posted time of 8.87...Competed in the Penn State National women's pentathlon finishing second overall with a score of 3,741, making it the second highest in the Big East currently and also a personal record...Placed second in the women's 800M run blue division with a time of 2:18.46 and placed fifth in the women's long jump blue divison with a distance of 5.30M at the Akron Invitational...Placed eighth in the women's 600M run at the SPIRE Invitational, posting a time of 1:33.53...Big East Champion in the pentatholon with a career-best score of 3,927...Placed sixth in the 60M hurdles (8.72) at the Big East Championship Meet.
2011-12: Indoor T/F - Claimed third place in the pentathlon at the Golden Flash Gala, scoring 3,449 points...Competed at the Penn State Relays finishing sixth in the 60M hurdles with a time of 8.90...Placed 12th in the 600M at the Spire Invitational running a 1:35.32...At the Big East Championships finished fourth in the pentathlon with 3,631 points and placed second in the 60M hurdles (8.79)...A member of the ninth-place 4x800M relay team at the Big East Indoor Championships...Outdoor T/F - Competed in the Early Bird Invitational placing third in the 400M hurdles and fifth in the 100M hurdles...Ran the 400M hurdles at the Charlotte 49er Classic finishing third with a time of 1:02.71...Finished first in the 100M hurdles and 800M at the Early Bird Invitational running a 14.75 and 2:22.54...Ran a career best in the 100M hurdles (14.46) and 400M hurdles (1:01.88) at the Florida Relays...Placed second in the 400M hurdles at the Morgan State Legacy Meet...Claimed fourth in the heptathlon with a total of 5,046 points at the Big East Championships.
2010-11: Indoor T/F - Claimed fifth in the indoor pentathlon with a total of 3,352 points in the Big East Championships...Set a personal best time of 1:18.1 in the 500M dash at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational...Also a member of the fifth-place 4x800M relay at the same event...Placed fifth in the pentathlon at the Kent State Gala...Outdoor T/F - Took seventh in the heptathlon at the Big East Outdoor Championships (4,559)...Set a new personal best in the heptathlon in the ECAC Outdoor Championships, totaling 4,633 points...Won the 100M hurdles at the Bison Classic...Recorded a third-place finish in the 400M dash at the Ashland Open...Earned third place overall in the heptathlon at the MSU Legacy.
2009-10: Indoor T/F - Recorded a top-20 finish in the 60M hurdles at the Big East Championships...Finished in the top five in the 60M hurdles and top 10 in the 500M dash at the Kent State Gala...Outdoor T/F - Qualified for the ECAC Championships in the 400M hurdles...Posted a top-10 finish in the 400M hurdles at the Big East Championships...Runner-up in the 400M hurdles at the Penn State Open...Finished third in the 400M hurdles at the MSU Legacy Meet...Placed in the top 10 in the 400M hurdles at the Duke Invitational and 100M hurdles at the Bucknell Bison Classic.
High School: Elizabeth Kline was the WPIAL Champion in 100M and 300M hurdles...Garnered all-state honors in the 300M hurdles...Named Student of the Year...Member of the honor roll and National Honor Society.
Personal: Born on June 13, 1991...Daughter of Ernest and Eileen Kline...One sister, Jennifer, and two brothers, Richard and James...Enrolled in the School of Education...Studying applied developmental psychology.