Penn State Spring Sports Update

Penn State Spring Sports Update

Penn State spring sports saw multiple victories this weekend as well as set a new world record in track and field. Check it out!

  • Women’s Gymnastics took on Illinois on the road this past weekend. Although the Blue and White fell in total points to the Fighting Illini, Nicole Medvitz (Paramus, N.J.) and Briannah Tsang (Vancouver, British Columbia) each captured a title for the beam and vault, respectively. Freshman standout Kristen Politz (Morganville, N.J.) placed second on the bars. WGYM hosts Michigan on February 4 on Ohio State on February 11 at home in Rec Hall.

  • Men’s Gymnastics found victory at Springfield College in Massachusetts on Sunday, defeating their opponent 408.100 - 384.550. The men’s team swept all six events, their first time doing so this season, as Dominic DiFulvio (Marietta, N.Y.) and freshman Sam Zakutney (Ottawa, Ontario) earned three titles apiece. The men’s team opens their Big Ten play next weekend in Illinois against the Fighting Illini.

  • Women’s tennis fell to James Madison, 4-3 at home this weekend. However, Katia Blik (Moscow, Russia), Samantha Smith (Cary, N.C.), and Shannon Hanley (Kensington, Md.) all notched singles victories. Next weekend, the Blue and White will host the University of Kentucky at home at the Sarni Tennis Facility on Saturday at 9 a.m.

  • Track and Field made history this past weekend at the Penn State National Open as former Penn Stater Casimir Loxsom posted a new 600m world record of 1:14:91 in a competitive heat. Sophomore Isaiah Harris (Lewiston, Maine) recorded 1:14:96 to notch the number two time in the world for the 600m.

  • Loxsom said of his achievement: “This is one of my favorite tracks in the world to compete at,” said the Brooks-sponsored runner. “The crowd was amazing, with so many old friends and Nittany Lion family.”