Friday, November 30, 2012
WOOSTER, Ohio - The Westminster College men's and women's swimming and diving teams competed in day one of the Wooster Invitational hosted by the College of Wooster on Thursday. The three-day invitational is hosted at Wooster High School. A total of 10 NCAA Division II and III schools are competing in the event.
Currently the Titans women are fifth out of 10 teams with 254 points and the Titan men are fifth out of nine schools with 258 points.
The Titan men earned three top-5 finishes. The 400 yard medley relay team placed third with a time of 3:28.72. The foursome included sophomore Steven Brooks (Boardman, OH / Boardman), senior Dan Gutmann (Cranberry Twp., PA / Seneca Valley), senior Alan Nedley (White, PA / Connellsville), and sophomore Jake Pletz (Venetia, PA / Peters Township). The quartet of sophomore David Starr (Pittsburgh, PA / Plum), Gutmann, Brooks, and Pletz finished fifth in the 200 yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:26.79. Rounding out the top-5 finishes for the men was freshman Jimmy Newman (Richboro, PA / Council Rock) who finished fifth in the 500 yard freestyle with a time of 4:47.70.
The Titan women had four top-8 finishes, including one top-5 performance. Sophomore Ashley Wyland (Pittsburgh, PA / Taylor Allderdice) touched fifth in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:17.18. Junior Amanda Marlow (Twinsburg, OH / Twinsburg) earned sixth-place in the 200 yard IM at 2:13.94.
The foursome of sophomore Marina Rozick (Pittsburgh, PA / North Allegheny), Wyland, freshman Kelsey Reott (Butler, PA / Slippery Rock), and junior Carrie Whisel (Boiling Springs, PA / Boiling Springs) earned seventh-place (1:41.43) in the 200 yard medley relay and the quartet of Rozick, junior Erin Erdley (Meadville, PA / Cochranton), sophomore Rebecca Mobley (Gibsonia, PA / Pine-Richland), and Wyland placed eighth in the 400 yard medley relay (4:08.02).
Day two starts at 10 a.m. tomorrow. Click here for the Psych Sheet.
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 41 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.