Saturday, August 24, 2013
GREENVILLE, Pa. - The Westminster College men's cross country team was selected to tie for seventh in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC), according to the 2013 PAC Preseason Coaches' Poll. The Titans tied with Geneva with 25 points each.
Westminster seniors Aaron Sutton (Warren, Ohio/Howland) and Kyle Filicky (Poland, Ohio/Poland) and freshman Matt Cramer were on the Runners to Watch list.
Saint Vincent garnered eight of the nine available first-place votes and collected a total 80 points to top the poll. Grove City was picked to finish second after claiming the final first-place vote and totaling 73 points. Waynesburg earned 57 points to finish third, followed by Thiel (48) in fourth, Washington & Jefferson (41) in fifth, Thomas More (34) in sixth, Geneva (25) and Westminster (25) tied for seventh and Bethany (22) in ninth.
Westminster opens its season as hosts of its annual Fisher Invitational on Saturday, August 31.
2013 PAC Men's Cross Country Preseason Coaches' Poll
School (first-place votes)…Points
1. Saint Vincent College (8)…80
2. Grove City College (1)…73
3. Waynesburg University …57
4. Thiel College…48
5. Washington & Jefferson College…41
6. Thomas More College…34
T-7. Geneva College…25
T-7. Westminster College…25
9. Bethany College…22
***The Presidents' Athletic Conference contributed to this release.
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 378 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.
Senior All-PAC Aaron Sutton