Track and Field: Men Place Third, Women Place Fourth at Westminster Invite

Sunday, April 14, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College track and field teams competed at the Westminster Invitational Saturday.  The women's team placed fourth out of 13 teams with a score of 124, while the men placed third out of 12 teams with a score of 96.50.

Westminster won six events (three men and three women).

Junior Haley Gabor (New Kensington, PA / Ford City) had a first place finish in the 400 meter run with a time of 59.71.  Gabor was also a part of the 4x100 meter relay that took first place with a time of 50.67.

The other first place finish for the women was sophomore Alaura Hanssen (New Wilmington, PA / Wilmington) in the discus with a toss of 36.66 meters.

For the men, Senior Robert Fazzolare (Polk, PA / Franklin) had a first place finish in the 200 meter dash (22.78), junior Aaron Sutton (Warren, OH / Howland) won the 300 meter steeplechase (9:55.20), and junior Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union) took the triple jump with a  leap 13.42m.

The Titans are back in action on April 18 for the PAC North Quad Meet at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA.

This release was written by Nick Grow ('13), senior accounting major

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.