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Penn State freshman Handal Roban brought home some hardware from his trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Roban finished with a 1:47:28 in the 800-meter run, good enough for a bronze medal at NCAA Indoor Championships.

Roban becomes the first Nittany Lion to be an indoor medalist in the 800 since Isaiah Harris in 2018.

This performance capped off a stellar debut season in Happy Valley for the freshman, who’s become a mainstay in the Nittany Lions’ lineup.

Previously, Roban posted an even faster time of 1:47:01 to qualify for the championship event.


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