Saturday, May 18, 2013
NAPERVILLE, Ill. - Selected members of the Westminster College men's and women's track and field teams competed in the North Central College Final Qualifier Thursday and Friday. Senior Adam Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) and junior Aaron Sutton (Warren, OH / Howland) paced the Titans as they broke school-records in the 400-meter dash and the 3,000-meter steeplechase, respectively.
Carswell broke his own record that he set twice last year as he placed third with a time of 48.84, breaking his time of 48.87. Sutton finished 22nd out of 42 runners with a time of 9:45.54, breaking an 11-year-old record held by Jacob Gleason (9:47.0).
For the women, junior Haley Gabor (New Kensington, PA / Ford City) paced three top-10 Titan finishes as she placed fourth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 58.42. Freshman Angela Colella (West Middlesex, PA / West Middlesex) finished eighth in the long jump with a leap of 4.76 meters. Rounding out the top-10 finishes was the 4x100 meter relay team who clocked in at 49.75 for fourth-place.
Westminster will find out who has qualified for NCAA Nationals early next week, which will begin on May 23 in Lacrosse, Wis.
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.