Saturday, June 11, 2016

Three First-Team All-Americans And The Best Ever Use Of One Of Our Wristbands!

Penn State scored 13 points to come in 17th at the 2016 NCAA Mens Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene yesterday.  Freshman David Lucas also became a Second-Team All-American with his 15th place finish in the Discus (180' 10").  Congrats to the coaching staff for the second top 20 finish in a row.
  • Senior Brian Leap - 6th Place Triple Jump  (52' 11")
  • Senior Brannon Kidder - 4th Place 1500M   (3:40.67)
  • Freshman Isaiah Harris - 4th  Place 800M   (1:45.76 PR) 
Isaiah Harris, with our Wristband, and Brannon Kidder.
Brian Leap in throwback singlet!

 Of note in both middle distance races:
  • Both were honest races with fast starts. Rare at championship level, but a pleasure to watch.
  • Brannon and Isaiah will both move forward to the Olympic Trials in the 800M.
  • The "throw-back" singlets were used.  These are what our Alumni Singlets are modeled after.  This certainly makes many of us old-timers smile!
  • Isaiah is wearing the Alumni Wristband I gave him at our Reunion.  I'll have to check the tape to see if he raced with it! Update: HE DID! His version is the "PSU is 800U" version.  He acquitted it quite well.  Can't wait to see what the future will bring.

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