Tuesday, April 3, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Two members of the Westminster College men's track and field team have been honored as Co-Athlete of the Week by the Westminster Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Junior Adam Carswell (Painesville, Ohio / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) and sophomore Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union) have been selected for the week of March 26-April 1.
Carswell earned a win in the 400 meter dash at the Wooster Invitational on Friday, breaking a 50 year-old school record with a time of 49.51. He also placed second in the 200 meter dash with a time of 22.74.
Thomas also etched his name in the record books as he broke a 38-year old school record in the triple jump with a first-place leap of 14.06 meters (46'1.50").
The Westminster men placed first at the Wooster Invitational with 162 points. The team will be back in action on Saturday at the Carnegie Mellon Invitational.
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.