Thursday, April 17, 2014
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Westminster College men's and women's outdoor track and field teams competed at the Slippery Rock Open on Thursday. The Titan women placed eighth out of 11 schools with 35 points, while the Titan men placed seventh out of 12 schools with 36 points.
The Division II Slippery Rock men and women both won the event. The Slippery Rock women scored 223 points, while the men scored 205.50 points.
Titan seniors Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union) and Haley Gabor (New Kensington, PA / Ford City) highlighted the day each with a personal record (PR) in their respective event.
Thomas set a new PR placing second in the long jump reaching 6.96 meters. Thomas was also part of the 4x100 relay team that placed second with a time of 43.86. The relay included sophomores Michael Mikita (Rural Valley, PA / West Shamokin), Jake Dindak (Pittsburgh, PA / Baldwin), and Anthony Yasko (Pittsburgh, PA / Brentwood). Dindak also finished fifth in the 200 (23.69). Freshman Dominic Politi (Pittsburgh, PA / Chartiers Valley) earned fifth-place in the javelin with a PR mark of 52.71 meters.
Gabor placed third in the 200 with a time of 26.25. Gabor added a fifth-place finish in the 100 with a PR time of 12.44. Gabor was also part of the 4x100 relay team that placed third with a time of 49.56. Completing the quartet were freshman Cassidy Shepherd (Greensburg, PA / Salem), Angela Colella (West Middlesex, PA / West Middlesex), and sophomore Adriana DePorzio (New Castle, PA / Shenango Area). Shepherd also placed third in the pole vault with a 3.71 meter mark.
Westminster will compete again on Friday-Saturday, April 25-26, as hosts of the 2014 PAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
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.