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High Fives: Feb. 16 – Feb. 22


Wednesday, February 25, 2015


High Fives are the Top-5 performances by Westminster athletes during the previous week as selected by the Titan Sports Blogger.

#1 - Junior Marissa Kalsey (Women's Indoor Track & Field) helped the Titans sweep the top four spots in the pole vault at Saturday's Kenyon Classic. Her first-place jump of 12 feet, six inches tied her season-best mark.

#2 - Titan sophomore Cameron Pozsgai (Men's Basketball) scored 10 of the Titans' 13 points in overtime in Westminster's 88-85 overtime win at Geneva. Pozsgai tied his career-high with 19 points.

#3 - Titan senior Allison Borts (Women's Basketball) helped Westminster win 52-46 at Geneva as she registered her fifth double-double of the season after she scored a team-high 12 points and grabbed down a team-best 12 boards.

#4 - Sophomore Doltyn Snedden (Men's Indoor Track & Field) helped the Titans place third out of seven schools at the Kenyon College Classic as he placed fifth in the 60-meter hurdles with a school-record time of 9.04.

#5 - Titan sophomore Katelynn Morrell (Women's Indoor Track & Field) placed third out of 24 runners in the 1-mile run with a school-record time of 5:33.85 at the Kenyon College Classic.

Honorable Mention:
-Junior Andrew Brannen (Men's Indoor Track & Field) placed third in the pole vault with an indoor personal-best mark of 4.42 meters at the Kenyon College Classic.


High Fives: Feb. 9 – Feb. 15


Wednesday, February 18, 2015


High Fives are the Top-5 performances by Westminster athletes during the previous week as selected by the Titan Sports Blogger.

#1 - Senior Steven Brooks (Men's Swimming & Diving), who claimed the PAC Swimmer of the Year honors for the third straight year, helped the Titans win their sixth PAC title. He made it three straight PAC titles in both the 100 back (B-cut, Longnecker Pool record time of 49.35) and 200 back (B-cut, Longnecker Pool record time of 1:49.66) and finished second in the 50 free (B-cut time of 20.64). He also swam on Westminster's winning 400 free (3:06.33), 200 medley (B-cut time of 1:32.30) and 400 medley (B-cut, Longnecker Pool record time of 3:22.54) relays.

#2 - Junior Marissa Kalsey (Women's Track & Field) won the pole vault at Baldwin Wallace on Friday after posting a Harrison Dillard Track record vault of 12 feet, 5.25 inches.

#3 - Sophomore Rachel Durbin (Women's Basketball) helped the Titans snap a five-game losing streak with a career-high 20 points in Westminster's 73-62 overtime win against Thiel on Saturday. Durbin added a game- and career-high four three-pointers and was a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line.

#4 - First-year Megan Douds (Women's Swimming & Diving) won the PAC Swimmer of the Year as she helped the Titans place second at the PAC Championship. She won individual titles in the 100 fly (B-cut time of 56.76) and 200 fly (B-cut time of 2:07.57) and posted a third-place finish in the 50 free (24.13). She also swam on the Titans' winning 400 medley relay (3:55.74), their second-place 800 free (7:54.99) and 200 free (1:38.28) relays and third-place 400 free (3:37.25) relay.

# 5 - -Senior Jenny Jones (Women's Track & Field) placed fourth in the 5,000-meter run with a school-record time of 19:10.60 at Baldwin Wallace, helping Westminster place third out of 15 schools.

Honorable Mention:
-Against the Bison, sophomore Cameron Pozsgai (Men's Basketball) solidified his first career double-double as he grabbed down a game- and career-high 11 rebounds and scored 11 points.
-Freshman Jametrius Bentley (Men's Track & Field) notched a pair of second-place finishes at Baldwin Wallace, helping Westminster place third out of 15 schools. Bentley placed second in the 55-meter dash (6.58) and set a new personal record with a second-place finish in the 200-meter dash (23.49).
- Junior Andrew Brannen (Men's Track & Field) won the pole vault at Friday's Baldwin Wallace Mid February meet with a jump of 14 feet, 5.25 inches. Friday's vault was also his indoor personal best.


High Fives: Feb. 2 – Feb. 8


Wednesday, February 11, 2015


High Fives are the Top-5 performances by Westminster athletes during the previous week as selected by the Titan Sports Blogger.

#1 - Freshman Jametrius Bentley (Men's Track & Field) helped the Titans post a second-place finish at the Oberlin Invitational on Friday as he earned 16 points after two second-place finishes on the track. Bentley placed second in the 60-meter dash by breaking his own school record with a time of 7.10. He ran a 7.26 at Youngstown State last month. Bentley also placed second in the 200-meter dash (23.52).

#2 - Titan All-American junior Marissa Kalsey (Women's Track & Field) won the pole vault at Saturday's Jim Wuske Invitational by posting a season- best mark of 12 feet, six inches (3.81 meters). The junior All-American bested 17 other participants in the event. She is currently tied for the second-best mark in NCAA Division III this season. She was also named the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Women's Track & Field - Field Athlete of the Week.

#3 - Against the Wolverines, Titan freshman Deontay Scott (Men's Basketball) registered his sixth double-double of the season as he scored 15 points and grabbed down a game-high 12 rebounds.

#4 - Against the Bearcats, first-year Danielle Dindak (Women's Basketball) finished with a career-high eight points.

#5 - At the Oberlin Invitational, senior Jenny Jones (Women's Track & Field) placed second in the 3,000-meter run as she broke her own school record by more than seven seconds with a time of 11:01.08. She previously ran an 11:09.00 in 2012 at Youngstown State University.

Honorable Mention:
- Junior Nick Fiorentino (Men's Track & Field) helped the Titans post a second-place finish at the Oberlin Invitational on Friday as he placed second in the shot put with a toss of a personal-record 14.32 meters and placed third in the weight throw (13.18 meters).
- Freshman Nate Kern (Men's Diving) placed third in the 3-meter dive (155.40) and fourth in the 1-meter dive (294.00) at Clarion.


High Fives: Jan. 26 – Feb. 1


Wednesday, February 4, 2015


High Fives are the Top-5 performances by Westminster athletes during the previous week as selected by the Titan Sports Blogger.

#1 - Sophomore Cassidy Shepherd (Women's Indoor Track & Field) finished second out of 44 total vaulters at Saturday's SPIRE Midwest Open, posting a season-best mark of 12 feet, 3.50 inches (3.75 meters). She is currently tied for the fifth-best jump of the NCAA Division III indoor season.

#2 - Senior Steven Brooks (Men's Swimming & Diving) won two individual events on Thursday to help the Titans claim a 190-97 PAC victory against Grove City College and remain undefeated in league duals (4-0). He was first in the 100 back (51.10) and 100 free (47.33) and swam on the winning 200 medley (1:36.19) and 400 free (3:15.31) relays. On Saturday, Brooks claimed a pair of individual events and was a member of one winning relay, helping the Titans to a 176-118 victory over the University of Mount Union. He won the 100 back (51.58) and 200 back (1:56.20) and was a member of the 200 medley relay that won with a Natatorium-record time of 1:35.62.

#3 - On Saturday, freshman Deontay Scott (Men's Basketball) led all scorers with a career-high 24 points after shooting 8-for-10 from the field and 8-for-9 from the charity stripe

#4 - In the Titans' 156-139 loss at Grove City on Wednesday, junior Kelsey Reott (Women's Swimming & Diving) won three events as she touched first in the 100 backstroke (1:00.37), the 200 backstroke (2:11.95), and the 200 IM (2:15.50) ... In the Westminster's 171-127 win against Mount Union on Saturday, Reott won the 100 backstroke (1:01.99) and the 200 backstroke (2:13.39) and was part of the 200 medley relay team that touched first at 1:54.56.

#5 - Sophomore Rachel Durbin (Women's Basketball) led all Titan scorers last week with 10.0 points per game in two games.


High Fives: Jan. 19 – Jan. 25


Tuesday, January 27, 2015


High Fives are the Top-5 performances by Westminster athletes during the previous week as selected by the Titan Sports Blogger.

#1 - Senior Anthony Thomas (Men's Track & Field) won the long jump at Friday's Youngstown State University College Invitiational with a jump of 23 feet, 3.50 inches, improving upon his own school record in the event. His previous school mark (22-03) was established at last season's conference championships, which were also held at YSU's Watson and Tressel Training Site (WATTS).

#2 - Junior Kelsey Reott (Women's Swimming & Diving) won two individual events and was a part of one winning relay, helping Westminster claim a 148-109 victory over Saint Vincent on Saturday to remain undefeated in the PAC (4-0). She won the 200 freestyle (2:00.78) and 200 backstroke (2:15.18) and swam on the winning 200 medley relay (1:52.66). Reott was a part of the 200 freestyle relay exhibition squad that posted the event's top time (1:44.32).

#3 - Senior Steven Brooks (Men's Swimming & Diving) won three individual events Saturday to help the Titans claim a 163-94 PAC victory against Saint Vincent College and remain undefeated in league duals (3-0). He won the 100 backstroke (51.38), the 200 backstroke (1:55.59) and the 50 freestyle (21.86).

#4 - Sophomore Shelby Brown (Women's Basketball) scored a season-high 11 points and was one rebound away from her first career double-double with nine boards in Westminster's win against Chatham.

#5 - Freshman Deontay Scott (Men's Basketball) registered his fifth double-double of the season as he led on the glass with a game-high 11 rebounds and scored 16 points, helping the Titans win 92-50 over Washington & Jefferson.

Honorable Mention:

-Senior Alaura Hanssen (Women's Track & Field) added almost two meters to her personal record (PR) in the weight throw with a toss of 11.78 meters (38'7.75") for 23rd place at the Youngstown State Invitational. She also PR'd (for indoor) in the shot put with a 19th-place mark of 10.66 meters (34'11.75").

- Freshman Jametrius Bentley (Men's Track & Field) placed 19th in the 60-meter dash with a school-record time of 7.26 at the Youngstown State Invitational, breaking J.J. Faltot's record of 7.30 set in 2012.


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