Friday, May 6, 2011
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Selected members of the Westminster College men's and women's track and field teams competed at the unscored Slippery Rock Qualifier Friday at Slippery Rock University.
Junior Emily Dolsak (McDonald, Ohio/McDonald) placed second in the discus with a throw of 38.05 meters. Freshman teammate Allison Rice (Poland, Ohio/Poland Seminary) also took fourth in the event at 36.98 and sixth in the shot put at 10.74.
Junior Merrissa Malcolm (Freeport, Pa./Freeport) turned in a second-place result as she tied for the second-best distance in the pole vault at 3.25 meters.
On the men's side, junior Caleb Smathers (Punxsutawney, Pa./Punxsutawney) and sophomore Mark Saylor (West Middlesex, Pa./West Middlesex) both tied for second in the pole vault at 4.55 meters.
Westminster's other top-three finishers came in field events as sophomore Derrick Orloski (Butler, Pa./Slippery Rock) took third in the javelin (47.37) and Jason Frawley (Franklin, Pa./Franklin) took third in the shot put (12.43).
The next scheduled meet for Westminster competitors is the Gregory Invitational at North Central (Ill.) May 20.
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.