Saturday, May 5, 2012
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - A few throwers of the Westminster College men's and women's track & field teams competed at the Jim Thorpe Open on Friday. The event was hosted by Penn State.
For the men, senior Ryan Bell (New Wilmington, PA / Wilmington) earned second-place in the javelin with a toss of 63.72m, besting participants from Penn State. Junior Chris Weeda (Wellsville, OH / Southern Local) competed in the discus (35.15m).
On the women's side, senior Emily Dolsak (McDonald, OH / McDonald) finished fifth in the discus with a toss of 42.92m. Classmate Bridget McCray (Centerville, PA / Titusville) competed in the javelin (37.41).
Also competing for the Titans was junior Mark Saylor (West Middlesex, PA / West Middlesex) at the Campbell Wright Invitational hosted by Akron. Saylor placed eighth in the pole vault with a toss of 4.80m.
Next up for Westminster is the Allegheny College Gator Invitational on Friday.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.
Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.