Tuesday, December 4, 2012
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Pole Vaulters of the Westminster College men's and women's track & field teams competed at the Youngstown State University Icebreaker over the weekend against Division I and II schools.
Westminster freshman Marissa Kalsey (Waynesburg, PA / Waynesburg) highlighted the day with a second place tie out of 20 competitors with a school record mark of 3.55 meters. The record was previously held by Merrissa Malcolm (3.35 m.).
Junior Haley Gabor (New Kensington, PA / Ford City) also competed for the Titans with a 13th place finish tie (3.00 m.)
For the men, senior Mark Saylor (West Middlesex, PA / West Middlesex) tied for second out of 17 competitors with a mark of 4.40 meters. Rounding out the participants for the Titans was freshman Andrew Brannen (Pittsburgh, PA / Peters Township) who tied for 14th (3.95 m.).
The pole vaulters will compete at Bucknell on Dec. 8 and the rest of the track & field teams will begin the season on Jan. 18 at the Baldwin-Wallace Mid-January Meet.
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.