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Track & Field: Titans Compete at Juniata; Win Seven Events

Saturday, March 22, 2014

HUNTINGDON, Pa. - The Westminster College men's and women's outdoor track & field teams competed in the Juniata Invitational on Saturday. It was an unscored event.

The Titan women won five events, while the Titan men won two.

Westminster freshman Cassidy Shepherd (Greensburg, PA / Salem) won the long jump with a personal-best leap of 4.92 meters. Shepherd was also a part of the 4x100 relay team who won with a time of 50.71. Completing the quartet were sophomore Adriana DePorzio (New Castle, PA / Shenango Area), senior Haley Gabor (New Kensington, PA / Ford City), and sophomore Angela Colella (West Middlesex, PA / West Middlesex).

Junior Brittany Majors (Wampum, PA / Ellwood City) won the pole vault (2.90m), while sophomore Marissa Toensing (Newton Falls, OH / Newton Falls) finished first in the 400 hurdles (1:09.19). Toensing also finished second in the 100 hurdles with a personal-record of 17.99.
   
Rounding out the first-place finishes for the Titan women was the 4x400 relay team who finished at 4:21.01. The team consisted of sophomore Alicia Nuzzo (New Castle, PA / Neshannock), freshman Hayley Thewes (Ellwood City, PA), freshman Janis McGill (New Castle, PA / Union), and freshman Brooke Mancuso (Wexford, PA / North Allegheny).

Also earning second place in their respective events were Titan senior Moriah Agnew (Bridgeport, OH / Bridgeport) in the shot put (10.34m), junior Jenny Jones (Erie, PA / Fort LeBoeuf) in the 5,000 run (19:54.52), and Gabor in the 100 (personal-best 12.76).

For the men, Titan sophomore Andrew Brannen (Pittsburgh, PA / Peters Township) won the pole vault (4.11m), while senior Jason Frawley (Franklin, PA / Franklin) placed first in the shot put (13.82m). Frawley also place fourth in the hammer throw with a toss of 36.31m.

Earning second place for the Titan men was the 4x100 relay team, including sophomore Michael Mikita (Rural Valley, PA / West Shamokin), senior Robert Brooks (Amityville, NY / Amityville), freshman Cameron Worthing (Bellwood, PA), and freshman Scott Hughes (Pittsburgh, PA / Shaler), who clocked in at 44.89. Mikita also placed third in the 100 with a time of 11.28. Worthing added a third-place finish in the long jump (personal-best 5.96m).   

Westminster will next compete at Wooster next Saturday.

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