Saturday, April 2, 2011
WOOSTER, Ohio - The Westminster College men's track and field team won the Wooster Invitational held Friday at the College of Wooster. The Titan women also placed third at the meet. A total of six men's and women's teams competed in the event. Westminster captured a combined nine events (8 field events), including the men with five and the women with four.
Westminster won both the men's and women's pole vault at events as sophomore Mark Saylor (West Middlesex, Pa./West Middlesex) and junior Merrissa Malcolm (Freeport, Pa./Freeport) each prevailed with vaults of 4.57 and 3.2 meters, respectively.
The Titans also swept the men's and women's discus and javelin. Junior Emily Dolsak (McDonald, Ohio/McDonald) won the women's discus at 35.67 and sophomore Chris Weeda (Wellsville, Ohio/Southern Local) took the men's at 34.29. Junior Bridget McCray (Centerville, Pa./Titusville) won the women's javelin at 35.84 and junior Ryan Bell (New Wilmington, Pa../Wilmington) captured the men's at 56.29.
Two men's jumpers won events. Sophomore John Proano (Titusville, Pa./Titusville) took the triple jump (11.79) and freshman Anthony Thomas (New Castle, Pa./Union) won the long jump (6.61).
The only track event that Westminster won during the meet came from junior Mallory Mack (Carnegie, Pa./Chartiers Valley) in the 100 dash (12.91).
Westminster is at the Carnegie Mellon Invitational Saturday, April 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, 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.