Wednesday, March 21, 2012
GROVE CITY, Pa. - The Westminster College outdoor track and field team continued its season at the Grove City Invitational last evening. The Titans competed against Grove City College, Geneva College, and Franciscan University in a non-scored event. The women won 12 events, while the men won nine.
Senior Mallory Mack (Carnegie, PA / Chartiers Valley) led the way for the women's team winning two individual events and she was part of two relay wins. She won the 100- and 200-meter dash with times of 12.62 and 26.44, respectively.
The 100-meter relay team won the event with a time of 50.74. The team consisted of Mack, sophomore Moriah Agnew (Bridgeport, OH / Bridgeport), senior Hayley Ebersbacher (Chesterland, OH / West Geauga), and sophomore Haley Gabor (New Kensington, PA / Ford City). The 400-meter relay team won with a time of 4:13.15. The team included Mack, Gabor, senior Tyler Dever (Salt Lake City, UT / Highland), and sophomore Olivia Bonavita (Aliquippa, PA / Hopewell).
In the 400-meter run, Haley Gabor and Tyler Dever finished first and second with times of 1:00.00 and 1:00.52, respectively. In the 100-meter hurdles, sophomore Kristen Basista (Mineral Ridge, OH / Mineral Ridge) placed first with the time of 16.12.
The women came away with six wins in the field events. Sophomore Ali Martino (Brookfield, OH / Brookfield) won the high jump with a mark of 1.47 meters. In the pole vault, senior Merissa Malcolm (Freeport, PA / Freeport) and freshman Brittany Majors (Wampum, PA / Ellwood City) placed first and second with marks of 3.08 meters and 2.76 meters, respectively.
In the long jump event, senior Alisha Slater (Wooster, OH / Norwayne) won with a mark of 5.02 meters. Sophomore Kaitlin Roth (Clarion, PA / Clarion) won the triple jump with a mark of 9.80 meters.
In the discus throw, senior Emily Dolsak (McDonald, OH / McDonald) won with a mark of 40.63 meters. Senior Bridget McCray (Centerville, PA / Titusville) won the javelin throw with a mark of 34.47 meters.
On the men's side, sophomore Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union) led the Titans with three wins in the field events. He won the high jump with a mark of 1.78 meters. In the long jump, Thomas won with a mark of 6.68 meters. Thomas' final win came in the triple jump with a mark of 12.93 meters.
The pole vault event was won by junior Mark Saylor (West Middlesex, PA / West Middlesex) with a mark of 4.60 meters. Senior Ryan Bell (New Wilmington, PA / Wilmington) won the javelin throw with a mark of 62.20 meters.
Senior J.J. Faltot (Mercer, PA / Mercer) won the 100- and 200-meter dash for the Titans with times of 11.25 and 22.81, respectively. Junior Adam Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) won the 400-meter run with a time of 50.96.
The 400-meter relay team also earned a win for the Titans with a time of 3:30.13. The team consisted of Carswell, senior Rob Brooks (Greenville, PA / Amityville), sophomore Zac Henry (North East, PA / North East), and senior Caleb Smathers (Punxsutawney, PA / Punxsutawney).
Westminster looks to build on this impressive performance on Saturday as they travel to Muskingum University to compete.
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.