Saturday, March 29, 2014
WOOSTER, Ohio - The Westminster College men's and women's track & field teams competed in the Wooster Invitational on Saturday. The event was unscored as a result of it being stopped due to inclement weather. The Titan men won four events, while the Titan women won two.
The Westminster women won two field events as junior Brittany Majors (Wampum, PA / Ellwood City) won the pole vault (2.75m) and sophomore Maddie Frech (Leechburg, PA / Kiski) won the javelin (29.93m). Sophomore Alicia Nuzzo (New Castle, PA / Neshannock) added a fourth-place finish in the 100 (13.64).
The Titan men swept the top-3 spots in the 400 and in the javelin. Senior Robert Brooks (Amityville, NY / Amityville) won the 400 with time of 52.85, followed by sophomore Jake Dindak (Pittsburgh, PA / Baldwin) in second (53.50) and sophomore Anthony Yakso (Pittsburgh, PA / Brentwood) in third (54.25). Freshman Dominic Politi (Pittsburgh, PA / Chartiers Valley) placed first in the javelin with a toss of 45.02 meters, followed by sophomore Nick Fiorentino (Franklin, PA / Franklin) in second (39.10m) and sophomore Taran Sifontes-Lavine (Pittsburgh, PA / Chartiers Valley) in third (38.89m).
The Westminster men's 4x100 relay team placed first with a time of 45.19. The quartet included freshman Scott Hughes (Pittsburgh, PA / Shaler), Dindak, freshman Cameron Worthing (Bellwood, PA), and sophomore Michael Mikita (Rural Valley, PA / West Shamokin). Mikita also placed second in the 100 (11.74). Rounding out the first-place finishers for Westminster was sophomore Paul Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin), who placed first in the long jump with a leap of 6.25m. Senior Jason Frawley (Franklin, PA / Franklin) added a fourth-place finish in the shot put (13.67m).
Westminster will next compete at Carnegie Mellon next Saturday.
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.