Saturday, April 9, 2011
PITTSBURGH - The Westminster College women's track and field team set three new school records and won six events as the Titans won the four-team Carnegie Mellon Invitational Saturday. The Titan men placed third out of four teams with one event win.
Junior Alisha Slater (Wooster, Ohio/Norwayne) won the long jump by breaking her own school record with a leap of 5.27 meters. Junior Bridget McCray (Centerville, Pa./Titusville) also eclipsed her own school record by winning the javelin at 38.21 meters. The other school record was junior Jennifer Krueger (Adamsville, Pa./Conneaut Lake) placing second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at 12:00.04.
The other event wins for the Titan women were freshman Allison Rice (Poland, Ohio/Poland Seminary) in shot put (11.14), junior Merrissa Malcolm (Freeport, Pa./Freeport) in the pole vault (3.25), junior Emily Dolsak (McDonald, Ohio/McDonald) in the discus (39.17) and junior Mallory Mack (Carnegie, Pa./Chartiers Valley) leading three Westminster finishes in the 100 dash (12.85).
Junior Ryan Bell (New Wilmington, Pa./Wilmington) claimed the lone event win for the Titan men in the javelin (56.57).
Westminster will host the PAC North Quad Meet Wednesday at 4 p.m.
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.