Saturday, March 30, 2013
WOOSTER, Ohio - The Westminster College track & field teams competed at the Wooster Invitational on Saturday. The men's team placed second out of five schools with 104.50 points, while the women's team placed fifth out of six schools with 84 points.
Freshman Angela Colella (West Middlesex, PA / West Middlesex) led the women's team with a first-place finish in the long jump with a leap of 4.95 meters. Freshman Marissa Kalsey (Waynesburg, PA / Waynesburg) and senior Sydney Spain (Batavia, IL / Batavia) earned second-place finishes. Kalsey took second in the pole vault (3.65m) and Spain finished second in the 3,000 meter steeplechase (12:22.13).
On the men's side, freshman Nick Fiorentino (Franklin, PA / Franklin) earned the lone first-place finish for the Titans as he won the javelin with a toss of 49.48 meters. Earning second-place finishes for Westminster were senior Adam Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) (400m. dash/49.81), junior Aaron Sutton (Warren, OH / Howland) (5,000m run/16:09.40), and freshman Paul Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) (long jump/6.27m).
Westminster is back in action when it competes at Carnegie Mellon next Saturday.
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.