Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field Teams Open 2013 Season

Friday, January 18, 2013

BEREA, Ohio - Members of the Westminster College men's and women's indoor track and field teams opened its 2013 season at the Baldwin-Wallace Mid-January Meet on Friday. The Titan men placed fifth out of six schools with 39 points and the women placed sixth out of seven schools with 57.5 points.

Baldwin-Wallace was the host of the meet. The John Carroll men's team won with 254.5 points and the Baldwin-Wallace women's team won with 157 points.

On the women's side, the 4x200 meter relay team placed second with a time of 1:53.94. The quartet consisted of junior Haley Gabor (New Kensington, PA / Ford City) and freshmen Marissa Toensing (Newton Falls, OH / Newton Falls), Caitlin Yakopin (Washington, PA / Washington), and Alicia Nuzzo (New Castle, PA / Neshannock). Gabor also finished first in the 200 meter dash (28.11) and fourth in the 55 meter dash (7.96). Sophomore Brittany Majors (Wampum, PA / Ellwood City) tied for first in the pole vault with a 3.05 meter mark. Junior Kait Roth (Clarion, PA / Clarion) tied for sixth in the triple jump with a 9.18 meter mark.

The men swept the top-3 spots in the pole vault. Senior Mark Saylor (West Middlesex, PA / West Middlesex) earned first with a 4.27 meter mark followed by freshman Austin Fuller (Washington, PA / Washington) who placed second at 3.96m. Sophomore Natty Schramm (Cheswick, PA / Pittsburgh Central Catholic) and freshman Andrew Brannen (Pittsburgh, PA / Peters Township) tied for third with a 3.81m mark. Sophomore Christian Friday (Bethel Park, PA / Bethel Park) placed sixth in the 55 meter hurdles with time of 8.84. Junior Jason Frawley (Franklin, PA / Franklin) earned fifth-place in the shot put with a throw of 13.44m. Senior Kyle Allen (New Wilmington, PA / West Middlesex) finished sixth in the 200 meter dash (24.07).

Westminster will compete at the Youngstown State University Invitational next Friday at 3 p.m.

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 is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. 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 41 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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