Saturday, April 5, 2014PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Westminster College men's and women's outdoor track & field teams competed in the Carnegie Mellon Quad Meet on Saturday. The Titan women placed first with 175 points, while the Titan men placed third with 150 points.
The Titan women were paced by five first-place finishes. Senior Haley Gabor (New Kensington, PA / Ford City) led Westminster on the track as she part of two first-place times. Gabor won the 200 with a season-best time of 26.53 and was also the lead-off in the 4x400 relay team which won at a season-best time of 4:10.87. Completing the quartet were sophomores Marissa Toensing (Newton Falls, OH / Newton Falls), Caitlin Yakopin (Washington, PA / Washington), and Alicia Nuzzo (New Castle, PA / Neshannock).
Gabor also finished second in the 400 with another season-best time of 58.20 and was the second-leg in the 4x100 relay team that finished second (50.79), which included sophomore Adriana DePorzio (New Castle, PA / Shenango Area), sophomore Angela Colella (West Middlesex, PA / West Middlesex), and freshman Cassidy Shepherd (Greensburg, PA / Salem). DePorzio also placed second in the 100 hurdles (16.54), while junior Jenny Jones (Erie, PA / Fort LeBoeuf) finished second in the 1,500 with a personal-best time of 5:13.93.
Earning third-place on the track for the Titan women were Marissa Kalsey (Waynesburg, PA / Waynesburg) (100/13.59), Nuzzo (400.1:00.77), senior Kristen Basista (Mineral Ridge, OH / Mineral Ridge) (100 hurdles/18.00), and Toensing (400 hurdles/1:10.37).
Westminster won three field events, led by Kalsey who won the pole vault with a 3.55 meter-mark. Freshmen Brooke Mancuso (Wexford, PA / North Allegheny) (3.10m) and Becky Arturo (Butler, PA / Butler) (personal-best 2.95m) followed in second and third place, respectively. Titan senior Moriah Agnew (Bridgeport, OH / Bridgeport) placed first in the discus with a season-best toss of 34.60 meters, while sophomore Maddie Frech (Leechburg, PA / Kiski) recorded a personal record in the javelin with a first-place throw of 31.32 meters. Agnew added a third-place in the shot put (10.64m), while Colella finished third in the long jump (4.67m).
The Titan men won three events, including two in the field. Sophomore Andrew Brannen (Pittsburgh, PA / Peters Township) won the pole vault (4.10m), while senior Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union) placed first in the long jump (6.45m). Sophomore Jake Dindak (Pittsburgh, PA / Baldwin) rounded out the first-place finishers for the men as he won the 400 with a season-best time of 51.75. Dindak also picked up a second-place finish in the 200 (season-best 23.58) and was part of the 4x100 relay team which placed second (44.53); freshman Scott Hughes (Pittsburgh, PA / Shaler), sophomore Michael Mikita (Rural Valley, PA / West Shamokin), and freshman Cameron Worthing (Bellwood, PA) completed the quartet.
Also earning second-place for the men were freshman Chris Caroff (Indiana, PA / Indiana) (triple jump/12.56m) and senior Aaron Sutton (Warren, OH / Howland) (3,000m steeplechase/10.29.36). Earning third-place for the Titan men were sophomore Vic Sutton (Orwell, OH / Bloomfield) (high jump/1.70m), sophomore Paul Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) (long jump/6.28m), senior Jason Frawley (Franklin, PA / Franklin) (shot put/season-best 14.20m), and sophomore Anthony Yasko (Pittsburgh, PA / Brentwood) (400/52.62).
Westminster is back in action next Saturday as hosts of its invitational, beginning at 10 a.m.
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.