Track & Field: Titans Compete at Gator Invitational

Saturday, May 12, 2012

MEADVILLE, Pa. - The Westminster College men's and women's track and field teams competed in the 6th Annual Gator Invitational on Friday. The event was hosted by Allegheny College.

For the men, senior Caleb Smathers (Punxsutawney, PA / Punxsutawney) and freshman Natty Schramm (Jeannette, PA / Pittsburgh Central Catholic) tied for first in pole vault with a 4.70m mark. Also finishing first for the men was senior Ryan Bell (New Wilmington, PA / Wilmington) in javelin with a throw of 64.99m.

On the women's side, sophomore Kristen Basista (Mineral Ridge, OH / Mineral Ridge) placed third in the 100-meter hurdles (15.21).

The 4x100 relay team placed third in the time of 49.10. The quartet consisted of seniors Mallory Mack (Carnegie, PA / Chartiers Valley) and Alisha Slater (Wooster, OH / Norwayne), Basista, and sophomore Haley Gabor (New Kensington, PA / Ford City).

Rounding out the third-place finishers for the women was senior Emily Dolsak (McDonald, OH / McDonald) in discuss with a toss of 43.78m.

Westminster will compete at North Central next Thursday and Friday in the Gregory 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.

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