Cross Country: Titan Women Place Third, Men Sixth as Host of PAC Championships

Saturday, October 29, 2011

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College men's and women's cross country teams hosted the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Championships Saturday. The Titan men placed sixth out of nine teams with 160 points. The Titan women placed third out of 10 teams with 103 points.

Senior Jennifer Krueger (Adamsville, Pa./Conneaut Lake) earned first-team all-PAC honors by finishing the 6-kilometer race with a sixth-place time of 24:17.4. Krueger has earned first-team all-PAC plaudits in each of the last three years. Freshman Jenny Jones (Erie, Pa./Fort LeBoeuf) earned second-team all-PAC laurels by cracking the top 10 with a 10th-place time of 24:48.7.

Ivette Mejia of Saint Vincent won the women's race at 22:33.2 and the Grove City women's took home the PAC title with 38 points.

On the men's side, sophomore Aaron Sutton (Warren, Ohio/Howland) earned second-team all-PAC honors by finishing the 8-kilometer race in 27:53.0 for 11th place overall.

Kevin Wanichko of the PAC champion Saint Vincent team (35) won the men's race at 26:37.3.

Westminster will run in the NCAA Division III Mideast Regional at DeSales Nov. 12.

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, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, 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 376 Colleges" 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 42 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.