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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.


High Fives: Jan. 12 – Jan. 18


Tuesday, January 20, 2015


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

#1 - Sophomore Jason Pilarski (Men's Basketball) scored a season- and game-high 14 points, helping Westminster top Geneva for its first PAC victory of the season.

#2 - Senior Allison Borts (Women's Basketball) averaged a double-double in a three-game span as she averaged team-highs of 20.0 points per game and 10.3 rebounds per contest, helping the Titans win two of three PAC contests.

#3 - Junior Matt Baurle (Men's Swimming & Diving) swept the breaststrokes as he won the 100 (58.50) and the 200 (2:10.07) at Carnegie Mellon. Baurle also teamed up with senior Steven Brooks, junior Austin Karper, and freshman Brad Kolesar for a second-place finish in the 200 medley relay (1:36.61).

#4 - Freshman Adam Fiorentino (Men's Indoor Track & Field) achieved a personal-record with a 12th-place mark of 12.14 meters in the weight throw in the Al Hall Freedom Games hosted by Edinboro University.

#5 - Junior Kelsey Reott (Women's Swimming & Diving) placed third in the 200 backstroke (2:13.60) at Carnegie Mellon.


High Fives: Jan. 5 – Jan. 11


Tuesday, January 13, 2015


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

#1 - Senior Rebecca Mobley (Women's Swimming & Diving) won two individual events and was a member of two winning relays, helping the Titans post wins over Occidental and Lewis & Clark in Los Angeles last Tuesday to run their dual meet record to 7-1. She won the 50 butterfly (27.72) while also touching first in the 100 butterfly (1:01.79) and competed on Westminster's meet-clinching 200 freestyle relay (1:42.91). She also swam on the winning 200 medley relay (1:54.57).

#2 - Junior Nick Fiorentino (Men's Indoor Track & Field) placed first in the weight throw at the Oberlin Invitational as he set a new personal-record of 13.78 meters, over a meter farther than his previous best.

#3 - Freshman Mitch Stahara (Men's Swimming & Diving) won two individual events and was part of a winning relay, helping the Titans win over Occidental and Lewis & Clark and extending Westminster's dual meet record to 7-0. He won the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:47.49 and the 500 freestyle at 4:54.41. He was also part of the 200 freestyle relay team that placed first at 1:31.11.

#4 - Sophomore Keilah Ireland (Women's Indoor Track & Field) won the high jump with a mark of 1.47 meters at the Oberlin Invitational.

#5 - Sophomore Cameron Pozsgai (Men's Basketball) tied a game-high with a career-high 19 points, in the Titans' overtime loss at Grove City. Westminster went 0-2 in two PAC games last week.

Honorable Mention:

-Senior Jenna Grandy (Women's Basketball) led the Titan offense with a career-high 20 points in Westminster's loss at Thiel last week. The Titans went 0-2 in two PAC contests last week.


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