Saturday, March 9, 2013
CONWAY, S.C. - The defending Presidents' Athletic Conference champions Westminster College men's and women's track & field teams opened its outdoor season at the Coastal Carolina Invitational. The unscored invite, which included 21 collegiate teams as well as four club teams, took place Friday and Saturday.
Westminster senior Adam Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) led the men's team in the 400 meter dash with a fifth-place finish out of 50 runners with a time of 49.85.
Freshman Jake Dindak (Pittsburgh, PA / Baldwin) followed with a 17th-place finish (51.28). Junior Aaron Sutton (Warren, OH / Howland) finished 22nd out of 63 runners in the 1,500 meter run with a time of 4:08.99. Freshman Nick Fiorentino (Franklin, PA / Franklin) led in the field events as he placed 11th in the javelin throw with a toss of 50.97 meters.
On the women's side, junior Haley Gabor (New Kensington, PA / Ford City) finished 15th out of 55 runners in the 400 meter dash (59.37). Senior Liv Miller (Freedom, PA / Freedom) finished 23rd in the 1,500 meter run (5:02.37). Senior Sydney Spain (Batavia, IL / Batavia) placed fifth in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at 12:11.23.
Westminster is back in action when it competes at the Grove City Mini-Meet on March 18.
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.