Saturday, May 11, 2013MEADVILLE, Pa. - The Westminster College men's and women's track and field teams joined student-athletes from over 30 Division-II and III schools spanning four different states in the 7th annual Gator Invitational on Friday.
For the men, freshman Nick Fiorentino (Franklin, PA / Franklin) and junior Jason Frawley (Franklin, PA / Franklin) earned personal-records in their respective events. Fiorentino scored a 52.34 meters in the javelin for fifth-place, while Frawley recorded a 14.91 meters in the shot put for sixth-place.
Also earning a top-10 performance for the men was freshman Andrew Brannen (Pittsburgh, PA / Peters Township) who placed fourth in the pole vault (4.25m).
For the women, the 4x100-meter relay team finished fifth in a season-best time of 49.46. The quartet included freshmen Adriana DePorzio (New Castle, PA), Angela Colella (West Middlesex, PA / West Middlesex), and Alicia Nuzzo (New Castle, PA / Neshannock), and junior Haley Gabor (New Kensington, PA / Ford City).
Gabor also finished third in the 400-meter dash with a time of 58.34, while Nuzzo placed seventh (1:00.67). DePorzio also placed sixth in the 100-meter hurdles (15.78).
Earning the lone first-place finish for the women was freshman All-American Marissa Kalsey (Waynesburg, PA / Waynesburg) who won the pole vault with a 3.80-meter mark.
Ryan Bell '12, now a member of the Northwest Track Club, won the javelin with a toss of 64.84 meters.
Selected team members will compete at North Central on Friday, May 16.
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.