In her final time wearing a Penn State uniform, senior Tori Gerlach ran a new personal-best in the 3,000-meter steeplechase to earn the bronze Saturday at the NCAA Track & Field Championships.
She finished with a time of 9 minutes, 46.76 seconds — nearly four seconds better than her previous best.
The bronze was quite the way to go out for Gerlach, as this was her first-ever first-team All-America honor, as she did not compete in 2016 and did not make the final in 2014 and 2015.
Continuing the theme of setting new personal bests, senior Danielle Gibson grabbed her second career first-team All-America honor by grabbing a sixth-place finish in the triple jump. She recorded a distance of 43 feet, 10 inches.
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In the 5,000-meters, Tessa Barrett finished 20th with a time of 16:18.86. She had finished fifth overall in the same event at the NCAA indoor championships.
The Penn State women’s track team finished the NCAA championships in 29th place with nine points, while the Penn State men finish the NCAA meet 20th overall with 14 points.
Brame grabs gold in Para Swimming
INDIANAPOLIS Penn State swimmer Sean Brame, a quad amputee, swam to first place Friday in the 400 and finished third in the 50 on Saturday in the 2017 World Para Swimming World Series.
Brame clocked a time of 6 minutes, 39.92 seconds in the 400 and a time of 45.01 in the 50. He’ll compete in the 100 on Sunday.