Saturday, September 15, 2012
ERIE, Pa. - The Westminster College cross country team competed at the Penn. St. Behrend Invitational on Saturday. The women's placed third out of 16 teams and the men's finished eight out of 17 schools.
Sophomore Jenny Jones (Erie, PA / Erie, PA) paced the Westminster women as she finished seventh out of 137 runners with a time of 20:35. Senior Sydney Spain (Batavia, IL) crossed the finish line next for the Titans with a 20th-place finish (21:27.9). Also finishing in the top-30 for Westminster were seniors Morgan Swartz (West Middlesex, PA / West Middlesex, PA) (27th/21:42.8) and Live Miller (Freedom, PA / Freedom, PA) (30th/21:47.5)
On the men's side, junior Aaron Sutton (Warren, OH / Warren, OH) was first to finish with a 6th-place finish out of 139 runners at 26:42. Junior Kyle Filicky (Poland, OH / Poland, OH) and freshman Cody Schreiber (Johnsonburg, PA) were next for Westminster and placed 40th (28:44.4) and 48th (29:08.0), respectively.
Westminster will take a week off and will participate at the Bethany Invite on Sept. 29.
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 is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 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.