Penn State Digest

Penn State track & field: Franek drops out of race at U.S. Championships

From CDT staff reportsJune 29, 2014 

— One of Penn State’s top running alumni, Bridget Franek, will nto be running at the World Championships later this year.

Franek, a 2012 Olympian, dropped out of the 3,000-meter steeplechase after a little over one lap at the U.S. Track and Field Championships. She had run the second-best time in Thursday’s preliminaries, but peeled off the track, already well behind the leaders, after the first time through the water jump.

Also, two current Nittany Lions ran semifinals Saturday but did not advance to finals. Evonne Britton finished 13th in 13.23 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles, and Kiah Seymout was 10th in 57.25 in the 400 hurdles.

The meet closes Sunday, with Casimir Loxsom running in the 800 finals, Mahogany Jones in the 200 semifinals and Michael Shuey throwing the javelin.

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