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Track & Field: Mancuso Ties Pole Vault Record, Titans Compete at Grove City

Saturday, May 3, 2014

GROVE CITY, Pa. - Select members of the Westminster College women's and men's track & field teams competed at the Grove City Mini Invitational on Friday.

The Titan women's team had four first-place finishers, while the men's team had one.

Titan freshman Brooke Mancuso (Wexford, PA / North Allegheny) tied a school-record in the pole vault with a personal-best mark of 3.97 meters and moved to third in the nation. Teammate sophomore Marissa Kalsey (Waynesburg, PA / Waynesburg), who placed second at 3.72 meters, is tied for fourth in the nation with Titan freshman Cassidy Shepherd (Greensburg, PA / Salem) (3.85m).

Senior Moriah Agnew (Bridgeport, OH / Bridgeport) notched two first-place finishes. Agnew won the shot put (10.86m) and won the discus with a personal-best toss of 38.60 meters. Senior Haley Gabor (New Kensington, PA / Ford City) won the 200 with a time of 25.90. Gabor stands 32nd in the nation (25.25).

Titan sophomore Alicia Nuzzo (New Castle, PA / Neshannock) and classmate Adriana DePorzio (New Castle, PA / Shenango Area) placed second in their respective events. Nuzzo finished second in the 400 (1:00.19) and DePorzio placed second in the 100 hurdles (16.62).

Sophomore Angela Colella (West Middlesex, PA / West Middlesex) placed third in the long jump (4.66m) and in the triple jump (9.43m). Classmate Marissa Toensing (Newton Falls, OH / Newton Falls) finished third in the 400 hurdles (1:08.35).

For the Titan men, sophomore Paul Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) placed first in the long jump with a leap of 6.09 meters. Carswell also finished third in the triple (12.76m), while Titan senior Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union) was second (13.93m).

Senior Jason Frawley (Franklin, PA / Franklin) made his presence felt in the field as he placed second in the shot put (13.59m) and fourth in the discus (38.05m). Freshman Dom Politi (Pittsburgh, PA / Chartiers Valley) added a second-place finish in the javelin (54.58m), while sophomore Jake Dindak (Pittsburgh, PA / Baldwin) was third in the 400 (50.15).  

Select Titans will compete at the Allegheny Gator Last Chance meet on Friday, May 9.

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.

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