Saturday, March 23, 2013
HUNTINGTONDON, Pa. - The Westminster College men's and women's outdoor track & field teams competed in the unscored Juniata Invitational on Saturday.
Junior Haley Gabor (New Kensington, PA / Ford City) and freshman Adriana DePorzio (New Castle, PA) led the women's team with two first-place finishes each. Gabor won the 400 meter run (1:00.30) and the 200 meter dash (26.99). DePorzio won the 100 meter dash (13.35) and the 100 meter hurdles (15.97). All-American freshman Marissa Kalsey (Waynesburg, PA / Waynesburg) won the pole vault with a 3.57 meter mark. Rounding out the first-places finishes for the women was the 4x100 meter relay team who clocked in at 52.52.
Freshman Alicia Nuzzo (New Castle, PA / Neshannock) earned second-place finishes in the 400 meter run (1:01.08) and in the 200 meter dash (27.13). Also earning second-place were Gabor (pole vault/3.27m), freshman Maddie Frech (Leechburg, PA / Kiski Area) (discus/31.80m), sophomore Jenny Jones (Erie, PA / Fort LeBoeuf) (5,000 meter run/19:54.59), and senior Sydney Spain (Batavia, IL / Batavia) (1,500 meter run/5:17.99),
For the men, senior Mark Saylor (West Middlesex, PA / West Middlesex) and junior Jason Frawley (Franklin, PA / Franklin) picked up a win in their respective events. Saylor won the pole vault with a 4.28 meter mark, while Frawley won the shot put with a toss of 13.49 meters.
Earning second-place for the men were freshman Nick Fiorentino (Franklin, PA / Franklin) (javelin/49.48m), junior Aaron Sutton (Warren, OH / Howland) (1,500 meter run/4:09.47), and freshman Jake Dindak (Pittsburgh, PA / Baldwin) (400 meter run/51.54).
Westminster is back in action next Saturday, March 30, when they compete in The College of Wooster Invitational.
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.