Saturday, May 17, 2014
NAPERVILLE, Ill. - The Westminster College men's and women's track and field teams competed in their final meet before the NCAA Division III Outdoor National Championships at the Gregory Invitational last chance qualifier. The event was hosted by North Central College.
Titan senior Haley Gabor (New Kensington, PA / Ford City) lowered her time in the 400, breaking her own school record with a time of 56.35 for second-place. Gabor currently stands in a tie for 16th in the country. The top 22 times qualify for Nationals.
Junior Jenny Jones (Erie, PA / Fort LeBoeuf) set a personal-best time in the 5,000 meter-run with a time of 18:48.75, only about a second off from a school record.
For the men, Titan freshman Scott Hughes (Pittsburgh, PA / Shaler) set a pair of personal-bests in the 100 and 200. Hughes clocked in at 11.80 in the 100 and 23.22 in the 200. Also earning a personal-best was sophomore Anthony Yasko (Pittsburgh, PA / Brentwood) in the 200 (23.80).
Senior Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union) added a second-place finish in the long jump (6.87m).
Qualifying Titans will travel to Delaware, Ohio for the 2014 NCAA Division III Outdoor National Championships, hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University, May 22-14.
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 378 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.