Saturday, March 5, 2011
ALLIANCE, Ohio - The Westminster College men's and women's track and field teams competed at the Mount Union Last Chance meet Saturday, an unscored meet which was the last scheduled indoor meet of the season. The Titan women won two events and posted three new school indoor records. The Titan men also won an event.
Junior Jennifer Krueger (Adamsville, Pa./Conneaut Lake) won the 5,000 meters with a school-record time of 19:37.81. Junior Tyler Dever (Salt Lake City, Utah/Highland) set the school record in the 800 by placing second at 2:23.42. Junior Alisha Slater (Wooster, Ohio/Norwayne) placed second in the long jump with a school-record distance of 5.16 meters.
Westminster occupied the second, third and fourth spots in the 55 dash, with juniors Mallory Mack (Carnegie, Pa./Chartiers Valley), Hayley Ebersbacher (Chesterland, Ohio/West Geauga) and Slater running times of 7.67, 7.79 and 7.85, respectively. That trio, along with Dever, beat out two other relay teams to win the 4x400 relay (4:22.86).
Freshmen Allison Rice (Poland, Ohio/Poland Seminary) and Kait Roth (Clarion, Pa./Clarion) produced a pair of third-place finishes in the shot put (11.47) and triple jump (9.41), respectively.
On the men's side, freshman Mark Saylor (West Middlesex, Pa./West Middlesex) won the pole vault (4.8) and junior Forrest Minteer (New Wilmington, Pa./Wilmington) took third in the 55 dash (6.82).
Westminster opens the outdoor season at Grove City March 22.
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, a national leader in graduation rate performance, and a "Great School, Great Price," according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 38th among liberal arts colleges, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 373 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" 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.