Saturday, May 14, 2011
MEADVILLE, Pa. - Selected members of the Westminster College men's and women's track and field teams competed at the Gator Invitational hosted by Allegheny College Friday in hopes of establishing national qualifying standards.
Junior Emily Dolsak (McDonald, Ohio/McDonald) of the women's team established an NCAA Division III provisional qualifying standard in the discus with a fifth-place throw of 42.02 meters.
Sophomore Mark Saylor (West Middlesex, Pa./West Middlesex) improved his previously-met provisional qualifying distance in the pole vault with a third-place vault of 4.85 meters.
Other top-five finishes for the Titans included sophomore Adam Carswell (Painesville, Ohio/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) finishing fifth in the 400 (49.80) for the men, freshman Haley Gabor (New Kensington, Pa./Ford City) taking third in the 400 (59.70) for the women, and the women's 4x100 relay team placing fifth (50.25).
Junior Mallory Mack (Carnegie, Pa./Chartiers Valley) ran fifth in the preliminary of the 100 with a time of 12.77, but she did not compete in the finals.
Selected members of both Westminster teams will compete at 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.