Thursday, April 21, 2011
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College men's and women's track and field teams hosted the last of three consecutive home meets in nine days Thursday with the Westminster Mini Meet held at Harold Burry Stadium. There were no team scores kept for the meet. The Titan women won six events and the Titan men won five events, six if you only count attached varsity competitors.
Sophomore Adam Carswell (Painesville, Ohio/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) won two events to lead the Titan men. Carswell won the 400 meter run (50.77) before anchoring the winning 4x400 relay (3:28.28).
Junior J.J. Faltot (Mercer, Pa./Mercer) won the 100 dash (11.23) and placed third in the 200 (23.26).
Freshman Aaron Sutton (Warren, Ohio/Howland) was the top varsity finisher in the 1500 (4:15.72), finishing second to an unattached competitor.
In the field events, sophomore Mark Saylor (West Middlesex, Pa./West Middlesex) won the pole vault (4.75) and junior Ryan Bell (New Wilmington, Pa./Wilmington) won the javelin (60.03) by throwing 13.77 meters farther than the second-place finisher.
On the women's side, junior Mallory Mack (Carnegie, Pa./Chartiers Valley) won the 100 dash (12.71) and placed second in the 200 (26.58). Freshman Kristen Basista (Mineral Ridge, Ohio/Mineral Ridge) took second in both the 100- (16.06) and 400-(1:10.41) hurdles. Basista and Mack ran the first two legs of the first-place 4x100 relay team (50.13).
The other track winner was freshman Haley Gabor (New Kensington, Pa./Ford City) capturing the 400 (1:02.08).
The Westminster women took three field events. They included junior Merrissa Malcolm (Freeport, Pa./Freeport) winning the pole vault with her season-high distance (3.4), while junior Alisha Slater (Wooster, Ohio/Norwayne) captured the long jump (5.15) and junior Emily Dolsak (McDonald, Ohio/McDonald) won the discus (36.60).
Westminster is off until April 29-30 when it travels to Bethany for the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Championships. The Titan women are seeking their fourth straight team title.
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.