Track & Field: Titans Compete at YSU Invitational

Saturday, January 25, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The Westminster College men's and women's track and field teams competed at the Youngstown State University Invitational on Friday. The Titans competed against 25 other schools including five Division I programs.

For the women, sophomore All-American Marissa Kalsey (Waynesburg, PA / Waynesburg) highlighted the day as she placed second out of 22 participants in the pole vault with a mark of 3.85 meters, only .10 off from a school-record she set at last year's Indoor Nationals. Kalsey's mark topped competitors from Division I programs including West Virginia and Virginia Military Institute.

Senior Haley Gabor (New Kensington, PA / Ford City) had a solid day on the track as she placed 21st out of 87 runners in the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.09. Sophomore Alicia Nuzzo (New Castle, PA / Neshannock) finished 41st out of 75 runners in the 400-meter dash (1:04.03).

In the field for the women, freshman Cassidy Shepherd (Greensburg, PA) placed 24th (4.82 meters) out of 44 participants in the long jump, while senior Allison Rice (Poland, OH / Poland Seminary) earned 32nd (10.57 meters) out of 55 throwers in the shot put.

For the men, freshman Scott Hughes (Pittsburgh, PA) placed 13th out of 32 jumpers in the long jump with a leap of 6.08 meters. Hughes also placed 47th (23.88) out of 80 runners in the 200-meter dash.

Sophomore Andrew Brannen (Pittsburgh, PA / Peters Township) earned 8th-place out of 16 participants in the pole vault (4.30 meters), while senior Jason Frawley (Franklin, PA / Franklin) was 28th (13.15 meters) out of 44 throwers in the shot put.

Westminster will next compete at the Spire North Coast 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 378 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.