Tuesday, March 22, 2011
GROVE CITY, Pa. - The Westminster College men's and women's track and field teams opened the outdoor portion of their schedules as they won a combined 16 events and set two school records at the Grove City College Mini-Invitational Tuesday evening. The other teams at the meet were Grove City's men and women and Clarion's women.
Junior Bridget McCray (Centerville, Pa./Titusville) set the school record in the javelin by winning the event with a throw of 35.95 meters. The other school record was junior Jennifer Krueger (Adamsville, Pa./Conneaut Lake) placing fourth in the 5,000 meters with a time of 18:47.22. McCray and Krueger broke school records that were set last year.
Junior Mallory Mack (Carnegie, Pa./Chartiers Valley) won the 100 dash (12.86) and placed second in the 200 dash (27.04). The other event winners for the Westminster women were as follows: sophomore Cecilia Klein (Graysville, Pa./West Greene) won the 400 dash (1:06.74), junior Tyler Dever (Salt Lake City, Utah/Highland) took the 800 (2:24.60), junior Merrissa Malcolm (Freeport, Pa./Freeport) captured first in the pole vault (3.2) and Westminster won the 4x100 relay (50.91).
The Titan men took 10 events from Grove City. Junior Forrest Minteer (New Wilmington, Pa./Wilmington) won the 100 dash (11.53), junior J.J. Faltot (Mercer, Pa./Mercer) triumphed in the 200 dash (24.14), sophomore Adam Carswell (Painesville, Ohio/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) took the 400 dash (52.72), freshman Ryan Breznik (Bradford, Pa./Bradford) captured the 110 hurdles (17.26), freshman Anthony Thomas (New Castle, Pa./Union) prevailed in the long jump (6.29), freshman Jason Frawley (Franklin, Pa./Franklin) threw longest shot put (12.27), and junior Ryan Bell (New Wilmington, Pa./Wilmington) launched the farthest javelin (55.74).
Two Titans tied for the best high jump (1.7) and three for the highest pole vault (4.4) and Westminster won the 4x100 meters (45.04).
Westminster is back in action Saturday at the Muskingum Amy Adams Memorial Invitational.
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.