Track & Field: Gabor Part of Three First-Place Finishes as Titans Compete in Kenyon Classic

Saturday, February 16, 2013

GAMBIER, Ohio - The Westminster College men's and women's track & field teams competed in the Kenyon College Classic on Saturday. The Titan men placed seventh out of eight schools with 37 points, while the Titan women placed fourth out of eight teams with 78 points.

The Penn. State-Behrend men won with 143.50 points, while the Wooster women won with 105.50 points.

Junior Haley Gabor (New Kensington, PA / Ford City) led the Titan women as she won two individual events and was also part of a winning relay. Gabor finished first in 400 meter dash (1:00.77) and in the 200 meter dash (27.19). Gabor was also part of the 4x400 meter relay team that finished first with a time of 4:13.93. Completing the quartet were freshmen Alicia Nuzzo (New Castle, PA / Neshannock) and Caitlin Yakopin (Washington, PA / Washington) and junior Kristen Basista (Mineral Ridge, OH / Mineral Ridge).  

Nuzzo also finished third in the 200 meter dash with a time of 27.65, while Basista placed third in the 60 meter hurdles at 9.79. Nuzzo teamed up with freshmen Adriana DePorzio (New Castle, PA), Angela Colella (West Middlesex, PA / West Middlesex), and Yakopin for a second-place finish in the 4x200 meter relay (1:54.17).  

In the field events, junior Allison Rice (Poland, OH / Poland Seminary) placed third in the shot put with a toss of 10.53 meters, while freshman Marissa Kalsey (Waynesburg, PA / Waynesburg) placed third in the pole vault with a 3.35 meter mark.

For the men, the 4x200 meter relay team placed second with a time of 1:35.76. Completing the foursome were junior Robert Brooks (Amityville, NY / Amityville), senior Robert Fazzolare (Polk, PA / Franklin), sophomore Christian Friday (Bethel Park, PA / Bethel Park), and senior Kyle Allen (New Wilmington, PA / West Middlesex).

Also finishing in the top-3 for the men was freshman Austin Fuller (Washington, PA / Washington) who placed third in the pole vault with a 4.10 meter mark.

The Titans will wrap-up the indoor season when they compete at Youngstown State University in the unofficial PAC Meet Thursday.  

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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