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Track & Field: Titans Compete at YSU Invitational; Jones Breaks School-Record

Friday, January 25, 2013

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Sophomore Jenny Jones (Erie, PA / Fort LeBoeuf) broke a school-record in the 5,000 meter run with a tenth-place time of 19:24.24 as the Westminster College track & field teams competed at the Youngstown State University Invitational on Friday. Youngstown State played host of the non-scored meet.

Other schools that competed were Dayton, Robert Morris, Duquesne, Wright State, VMI, Slippery Rock, Malone, Westminster, Washington and Jefferson, Pitt-Johnstown, Wheeling Jesuit, Ursuline (Ohio), Buffalo State, Cuyahoga CC, Seton Hill, Cedarville and Clarion.

Also competing for the women was junior Allison Rice (Poland, OH / Poland Seminary) who earned 12th-place in the shot put with a throw of 10.93m. Senior Liv Miller (Freedom, PA / Freedom) placed 17th in the 1-mile run with a time of 5:43.01. Freshman Alicia Nuzzo (New Castle, PA / Neshannock) placed 12th in the 400m dash with a time of 1:02.20 and 32nd in the 200m dash at 28.51. Senior Morgan Swartz (West Middlesex, PA / West Middlesex) finished 19th in the 3,000m run (11:39.71). Junior Olivia Bonavita (Aliquippa, PA / Hopewell) finished 26th in the 800m run (2:43.49).

Senior Mark Saylor (West Middlesex, PA / West Middlesex) led the men with a fourth-place finish in the pole vault with a 4.45m mark. Sophomore Natty Schramm (Cheswick, PA / Pittsburgh Central Catholic) followed with an eighth-place finish (4.00m). Senior Chris Weeda (Wellsville, OH / Southern Local) placed 15th in the shot put with a toss of 13.10m. Junior Rob Brooks (Amityville, NY / Amityville) placed 22nd in the 400 meter dash with a time of 52.80. Junior Aaron Sutton (Warren, OH / Howland) finished 25th in the 3,000m run (9:21.60). Freshman Anthony Yasko (Pittsburgh, PA) finished 26th in the 800m run with a time of 2:11.08. Senior Kyle Allen (New Wilmington, PA / West Middlesex) finished 22nd in the 200m dash at 23.60.

The Titans are back in action when they compete at Mount Union in the Jim Wuske 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.