Cross Country: Westminster Teams Finish Third as Host of Fisher Invitational

Sunday, September 2, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - A total of 131 cross country runners from nine colleges competed in the Fisher Invitational hosted by Westminster College on Saturday morning. Both the Titan men's and women's teams placed third in their respective races, which included six scored men's and nine women's teams.

For the men, junior Aaron Sutton (Warren, OH / Warren, OH) paced Westminster with a second-place finish with a time of 26:41, just under a minute from the winner. Kyle Filicky (Poland, OH / Poland, OH) also finished in the top-10 with a time 28:55.5 for tenth place.

Sophomore Jenny Jones (Erie, PA / Erie, PA) led the women's team with a fifth-place finish (26:14.7). Junior Sydney Spain (Batavia, IL ) was next with a 20th place finish (28:20.3).

The Titans are back in action September 15 when they travel to Penn St. Behrend.

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 377 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.