It seems that everyone forgot, but Penn State is currently competing in several sports right now, and making some pretty big waves as well. Last weekend the Nittany Lions held their annual Nittany Lion Challenge. In his first ever individual appearance in a Penn State uniform, Robby Creese set several records. Robby, competing in the 1000 meters broke 3 records in this event. With a time of 2:19.53, this was good enough to unseat the former Penn State record of 2:19.60 set by Ryan Foster in 2010. It also was good enough for an American Junior record, which was previously set in 2001 by Alan Webb. The time also set the NCAA record, previously held by 2008 Olympian, and former K-Stater, Christian Smith
which was set in 2006. Not surprising, Creese was awarded the Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week for his performance.
Within the same meet, 2 other Nittany Lions also set school records. Caitlin Lane set the record for the women's 1000 meter, setting the new mark at 2:44.24. Casimir Loxsom also set the record for the men's 600 meters, setting the new mark at 1:16.66.
Also, our men’s volleyball team posted an opening season victory over defending national champion, Ohio State. The Nittany Lions, posted a dominating 3-0 match (25-22, 25-23, 25-17), hit at a .236 with 41 kills, 7 aces, 32 digs and 7.5 blocks, all while holding the Buckeyes to a .152 hitting percentage. If you remember this avenges a season ending loss, 3-1, to the Buckeyes in the semifinal match for the title, which the Buckeyes went on to win in the next match. Hopefully the Nittany Lions can also avenge their loss last year and take home the national title once again.
For the Glory…
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