Track & Field: Kalsey Breaks Stadium-Record; Women Place Second, Men Third at Carnegie Mellon

Saturday, April 6, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Westminster College track & field teams competed at the Carnegie Mellon Invitational on Saturday. The women's team placed second out of four teams with a score of 166, while the men's team placed third out of four teams with a score of 134.50.

Westminster won eight events (five women, three men).

Junior Haley Gabor (New Kensington, PA / Ford City) led the Titan women with two first-place finishes. Gabor won the 200 meter run (26.25) and the 400 meter run (58.96). Gabor also finished second in the pole vault with a 3.23m mark and was part of the 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams that finished second with times of 50.73 and 4:05.47, respectively.

All-American freshman Marissa Kalsey (Waynesburg, PA / Waynesburg) won the pole vault with a mark of 3.68m, breaking a six-year-old stadium-record.

Rounding out the first-place finishes for the women were sophomore Alaura Hanssen (New Wilmington, PA) (discuss/35.71m) and Adriana DePorzio (New Castle, PA) (100m run/13.06). DePorzio also placed second in the 100m hurdles with a time of 15.73.

Also earning second-place were freshman Angela Colella (West Middlesex, PA / West Middlesex) (long jump/4.84m), junior Moriah Agnew (Bridgeport, OH / Bridgeport) (shot put/10.61m), and junior Hannah Shaffer (Apollo, PA / Apollo-Ridge) (javelin/33.75m).

Junior Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union) led the men's team with two wins as he won the long jump and the triple jump with leaps of 6.67m and 13.41m, respectively.   

Seniors Adam Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) and Mark Saylor (West Middlesex, PA / West Middlesex) also earned first-place in their respective events. Carswell won the 400m run with a time of 51.27 and Saylor won the pole vault with a mark of 4.49m.

Freshman Nick Fiorentino (Franklin, PA / Franklin) (javelin/50.81m) and the 4x400 meter relay team (3:25.14) captured second-place. The quartet included freshman Jake Dindak (Pittsburgh, PA / Baldwin), senior Robert Fazzolare (Polk, PA / Franklin), junior Robert Brooks (Amityville, NY / Amityville), and Carswell.

The Titans are back in action when they host the Westminster Invitational next Saturday.

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.