Saturday, December 1, 2012
WOOSTER, Ohio - The Westminster College men's and women's swimming and diving teams competed at the Wooster Invitational hosted by the College of Wooster. The three-day invitational was hosted at Wooster High School. A total of 10 NCAA Division II and III schools competed in the event.
The Titan women placed fifth out of 10 teams with 1084 points and the Titan men placed fifth out of nine schools with 976 points.
Senior Alan Nedley (White, PA / Connellsville) had the highest finish for the Titan men as he placed second in the 200 yard butterfly with a time of 1:55.20.
Sophomore Steven Brooks (Boardman, OH / Boardman), senior Dan Gutmann (Cranberry Twp., PA / Seneca Valley), Nedley, and sophomore Jake Pletz (Venetia, PA / Peters Township) finished third in the 400 yard medley relay with a time of 3:28.72. Pletz touched third in the 200 yard freestyle with a time of 1:42.81 and Brooks placed third in the 200 yard backstroke with a time of 1:55.67.
The quartet of freshman Jimmy Newman (Richboro, PA / Council Rock), sophomore Nicholas Smith (Indiana, PA / Indiana), Nedley, and Pletz placed fourth in the 800 yard freestyle relay (7:11.01). Newman placed fourth in the 1,650 yard freestyle with a time of 16:40.68. Rounding out the top-4 finishes for the men was Smith who placed fourth in the 400 yard IM at 4:19.04.
For the women, freshman Ericka Culp (Avonmore, PA / PA Cyber School) placed second in the 1-meter dive (340.70) and third in the 3-meter dive (329.90). Sophomore Ashley Wyland (Pittsburgh, PA / Taylor Allderdice) placed fourth in the 1,650 yard freestyle (18:05.34) and junior Amanda Marlow (Twinsburg, OH / Twinsburg) touched fourth in the 200 yard butterfly (2:11.59).
Westminster will host Penn State Behrend next Saturday at 1 p.m.
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.