Friday, April 13, 2012
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College track and field teams will host the Westminster Invitational at Harold Burry Stadium tomorrow.
The Titans will compete against Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) rivals Thiel, Waynesburg, Washington and Jefferson, Grove City, Saint Vincent, Bethany, and Geneva.
Also participating are La Roche, Ohio Wesleyan, Franciscan, Alfred University, Clarion, Penn-State Behrend, and Cuyahoga Community College.
With the NCAA Division III Championships coming up at the end of May, here is a look at where some of the Westminster Titans rank in their respective events. The top 20 men, top 22 women, and top 25 relays in each event qualify for Nationals.
Senior Ryan Bell (New Wilmington, PA / Wilmington) ranks third in the javelin with his 64.51 meter mark at the Carnegie Mellon Invitational. Junior Mark Saylor (West Middlesex, PA / West Middlesex) ranks fifth in the pole vault with a 4.88 meter mark at the Wooster Invitational. Sophomore Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union) ranks 20th in the triple jump with 14.06 meter leap at the Wooster Invitational.
Senior Emily Dolsak (McDonald, OH / McDonald) is fourth in the discus currently with her 44.38 meter toss at the CMU Invitational. In the 100 meter hurdles, sophomore Kristen Basista (Mineral Ridge, OH / Mineral Ridge) ranks sixth with a time of 14.81. Sophomore Haley Gabor (New Kensington, PA / Ford City) ranks 21st in the 400 meter dash with a time of 58.15.
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.