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Westminster Produces 54 Athletes on Spring Academic Honor Roll

Sunday, June 29, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) recognized 54 Westminster College student-athletes who were named to the PAC Spring 2014 Academic Honor Roll.
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Outdoor Track & Field: 2014 Review

Friday, June 6, 2014

The women's and men's track teams both placed second at the 2014 PAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships which took place at Harold Burry Stadium. The men's team scored 127.6 points to finish just 3.4 points away from its fourth consecutive PAC championship. The women's team tallied 133 points at the championship meet.

The women's and men's teams combined for a total of nine first place finishes, eight in individual events and one relay championship. 

Senior Haley Gabor (New Kensington, PA / Ford City) earned the PAC Women's Track Co-MVP award. She won the 200m in a school and PAC-record time of :25.25 and finished second in the 100m and 400m events.  Gabor also ran the anchor leg on the first-place 4x400m relay team that won with a school-record time of 4:00.15. Completing that quartet were Alicia Nuzzo, Marissa Toensing, and Caitlin Yakopin. Gabor also was a member of the 4x100m relay team that finished third.

Sophomore Marissa Kalsey (Waynesburg, PA / Waynesburg) won her second straight PAC championship in the pole vault with a 3.75 meter performance. Freshman Cassidy Shepherd (Greensburg, PA / Salem) won the gold medal in the long jump with a leap of 5.08 meters. Senior Moriah Agnew (Bridgeport, OH / Bridgeport) was also a first-place finisher on the women's side with a championship performance in the discus with a throw of 38.59 meters.

Pacing the men's team was senior thrower Jason Frawley (Franklin, PA / Franklin) who placed first in the shot put with a toss of 14.51 meters and first in the discus with a throw of 42.55 meters. Senior Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union) won gold with a mark of 42.55 meters in the triple jump, an event in which he is the school record holder. Rounding out the first-place finishers on the men's team was sophomore Andrew Brannen (Pittsburgh, PA / Peters Township) with a jump of 4.40 meters in the pole vault.

Earning silver medals at the PAC Championship Meet on the women's team were junior Alaura Hanssen (New Wilmington, PA / Wilmington) in the discus, junior Jenny Jones (Erie, PA / Fort LeBoeuf) in the 10,000m, and Shepherd in the pole vault.

On the men's side, junior Jake Dindak (Pittsburgh, PA / Baldwin) earned silver in the 400m and also anchored the men's 4x400m relay team that finished in second place. Other members of that relay team were senior Rob Brooks (Amityville, NY / Amityville), sophomore Anthony Yasko (Pittsburgh, PA / Brentwood), and freshman Scott Hughes (Pittsburgh, PA / Shaler).

Four members of the Westminster women's track & field teams also competed at the 2014 NCAA Division III Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The event was held at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio.

Kalsey earned the fourth All-American honor of her career with a third-place finish in the pole vault. Kalsey registered six team points for the Titans after her finals jump of 12-07.50 (3.85m). Kalsey now has one more All-American laurels than any Titan (male or female) in school history.

Shepherd finished 10th in the pole vault with a jump of 11-09.75 (3.60m), while classmate Brooke Mancuso (Wexford, PA / North Allegheny) tied for 17th with a mark of 11-09.75 (3.60m). Shepherd cleared 11-09.75 on her opening attempt, while Mancuso cleared the height on her third and final attempt.

All three pole vaulters earned the distinction of All-American at the 2014 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships in March.

Gabor finished 17th in the 400 (56.88). Gabor, who made her first appearance at Nationals, was seeded 15th with a school-record time of 56.35. She was the first Titan in school history (male or female) to qualify in the 400.

Westminster was led by seventh-year head coach Tim McNeil, while assistant Bradi Rhoades coached the Titan pole vaulters.

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.

Track & Field: Gabor Sets 400 Record, Again, at North Central

Saturday, May 17, 2014

NAPERVILLE, Ill. - The Westminster College men's and women's track and field teams competed in their final meet before the NCAA Division III Outdoor National Championships at the Gregory Invitational last chance qualifier. The event was hosted by North Central College.

Titan senior Haley Gabor (New Kensington, PA / Ford City) lowered her time in the 400, breaking her own school record with a time of 56.35 for second-place. Gabor currently stands in a tie for 16th in the country. The top 22 times qualify for Nationals.

Junior Jenny Jones (Erie, PA / Fort LeBoeuf) set a personal-best time in the 5,000 meter-run with a time of 18:48.75, only about a second off from a school record.

For the men, Titan freshman Scott Hughes (Pittsburgh, PA / Shaler) set a pair of personal-bests in the 100 and 200. Hughes clocked in at 11.80 in the 100 and 23.22 in the 200. Also earning a personal-best was sophomore Anthony Yasko (Pittsburgh, PA / Brentwood) in the 200 (23.80).

Senior Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union) added a second-place finish in the long jump (6.87m).

Qualifying Titans will travel to Delaware, Ohio for the 2014 NCAA Division III Outdoor National Championships, hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University, May 22-14. 

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.

Track & Field: Gabor and Kalsey Set School Records at Ohio Wesleyan

Monday, May 12, 2014

DELAWARE, Ohio - Select members of the Westminster College outdoor track & field teams competed at the Ron Althoff Invitational on Monday hosted at Ohio Wesleyan.

Senior Haley Gabor (New Kensington, PA / Ford City) and sophomore Marissa Kalsey (Waynesburg, PA / Waynesburg) paced the Titans with school records in their respective events. Gabor placed second in the 200 with a school-record time of 25.20. Gabor also broke her own school record in the 400 with a time of 56.87 for second place. Kalsey won the pole vault with a school-record mark of 4.01 meters, breaking her own record from last year.

Senior Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union) had a personal-best mark in the long jump with a leap of 6.93 meters. Thomas added a fifth-place in the triple jump (13.50m). Freshman Scott Hughes (Pittsburgh, PA / Shaler) lowered his time in the 200 at 23.24.

Select Titans will compete at North Central College on Thursday and Friday.

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.

Men’s Track & Field: Frawley Sets Personal Best at Gator Invitational

Sunday, May 11, 2014

MEADVILLE, Pa. - Two members of the Westminster College outdoor track & field teams competed at the ninth annual Gator Invitational hosted by Allegheny College.

Student-athletes from over 25 different schools, and all three NCAA classifications, took part in the day-long event.
 
Titan senior Jason Frawley (Franklin, PA / Franklin) set a personal best in the shot put with a third-place mark of 15.12m, only .20 meters off from tying a school-record that was set in 1995 (Booker Newberry, 15.32m).
 
Frawley also placed 16th in the discus with at toss of 36.70 meters.
 
Sophomore Nick Fiorentino (Franklin, PA / Franklin) placed 12th in the shot put (12.90m) and 14th in the discus (38.97m).
 
Westminster will next compete at North Central College in the Gregory Invitational, starting on May 15. 

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.

Westminster Celebrates 2013-14 Athletic Accomplishments at WESPY Awards

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College Department of Athletics and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) hosted the 11th Annual WESPY Awards (Westminster Exceptional Sports Performances of the Year) Tuesday night at Orr Auditorium. The WESPYs honored team MVPs for all 18 varsity sports teams, as well as several annual awards and recognition of top athletic achievements throughout the 2013-14 academic year.

Highlighting the event was the awarding of the David B. Fawcett and Marjorie A. Walker Awards, given annually to honor and acknowledge those individuals who best exemplify the qualities of fairness, sportsmanship, leadership, determination and competitiveness. The Fawcett Award was given to senior men's track & field and basketball Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union) and the Walker Award was presented to senior women's track & field Haley Gabor (New Kensington, PA / Ford City).

Thomas, a four-year letterman in basketball and track & field, was a four-year starter and three-time All-Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Honorable Mention in basketball where he scored his 1,326 career point (14th all-time) this past season. Thomas, a member of four PAC Track & Field championship teams, earned All-PAC First Team in 2013 and 2014, was the PAC Championship Field Event MVP in 2013, and holds two school records. Thomas, a communication major, has volunteered with the Special Olympics bowling and has helped with his Alma Mater, Union High School, at youth basketball camps.

Gabor, a four-year letterwinner in track & field, was the PAC Track Athlete Co-MVP, All-PAC First Team, and PAC Champion in the 200m and in the 1600m relay at the 2014 PAC Outdoor Championship. Gabor was also the gold medalist in the 200m and in the 1600m relay at the 2014 PAC Indoor Championship. Gabor, an All-PAC First Team honoree in Outdoor T&F in 2012 and 2013, was named the PAC T&F Championship MVP in 2012. Gabor holds five school records and was the high point scorer on two PAC Championship T&F teams. Gabor, a chemistry major, was a three-year SAAC representative and also represented Westminster at the PAC SAAC banquet. Gabor volunteered for Special Olympics bowling and was a recipient for an exceptional leadership scholarship.

The WESPY award, given for the top single-event athletic performance by a Titan male and female student-athlete, was voted on by the entire campus community via e-mail ballot.

The men's WESPY went to junior swimmer Steven Brooks (Boardman, OH / Boardman). At the PAC championship meet, Brooks was the overall high point scorer to win the Meet MVP, the PAC Swimmer of the Year award, and was All-PAC 1st Team.  He won seven gold medals (four individual and three relay) at the meet and set new school records in both the 100 and 200 backstroke events.  He also qualified in two events for the NCAA D-III National Championship Meet.

For the second-straight year, the women's WESPY went to track and field sophomore Marissa Kalsey (Waynesburg, PA / Waynesburg). Kalsey finished in second place at the NCAA D-III Indoor Track & Field Championships to earn her third track & field All-American citation. She cleared 3.95 meters (12' 11 ½"), just .05 meters off her school record and personal best.  Her second place performance is the highest finish in Westminster history by any track & field athlete, male or female, in national competition. 

The Senior Scholar Athlete awards are given annually to the graduating senior male and female student-athletes with the highest cumulative grade-point averages. The men's award went to baseball senior Nick Reinthaler (Canfield, OH / Canfield) and the women's award went to volleyball senior Rebecca Riemer (Pittsburgh, PA / Mount Lebanon).

The following is a list of all other awards presented at Tuesday's ceremony:

WESPY AWARDS:
Honorary Titan Award - Cliff Yonata
Unsung Hero of the Year- (W)-Haley Casuccio, Soccer, (M)-Kory Gribbin, Football
Rookie of the Year-  (W)-Cassidy Shepherd, Track & Field, (M)-Dan Pletz, Swim& Dive
Two-Sport Athlete of the Year- (W)-Shelby Brown, Basketball and Softball, (M)-Anthony Thomas, Basketball and Track & Field
Comeback Athlete of the Year- (W)-Courtney Zitt, Basketball, (M)-David Wright, Football        Team Comeback of the Year-(W)-Softball vs. Thiel, (M)-Football vs. Bethany
Team Performance of the Year-(W)-Tennis, (M)-Track & Field
                                                                                                     
TEAM MVPs:
BASEBALL-John Jones                                   
BASKETBALL (W)-Gabby Holko                                 
BASKETBALL (M)-Anthony Thomas                         
C. COUNTRY (W)-Jenny Jones                    
C. COUNTRY (M)-Aaron Sutton                                
FOOTBALL-Dak Britt                                                       
GOLF (W)-Morgan Pierce                            
GOLF (M)-Ross Montanti                                              
SOCCER (W)-Jordan Steele                                           
SOCCER (M)-Ethan McCarthy                     
SOFTBALL- Lauren Stoczynski                                       
SWIMMING (W)-Erin Erdley                                       
SWIMMING (M)-Alan Nedley                    
TENNIS (W)-Caitie Hosler                                             
TENNIS (M)-Troy Abbott                                             
TRACK Indoor (W)-Haley Gabor               
TRACK Indoor (M)-Jason Frawley                            
TRACK Outdoor (W)-Haley Gabor                            
TRACK Outdoor (M)-Jason Frawley
VOLLEYBALL-Megan Romocean

Faculty members that were recognized for their support of Titan student-athletes inside and outside the classroom:                                                                        
-Dr. Andrew Ade, English.
-Dr. Helen Boylan-Furnari, Chemistry.
-Mr. Jesse Ligo, Business Administration.
-Dr. Robin Lind, Music.
-Dr. Sararose Lynch, Education.
-Dr. Kristenne Robison, Sociology

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.

Track & Field: Mancuso Ties Pole Vault Record, Titans Compete at Grove City

Saturday, May 3, 2014

GROVE CITY, Pa. - Select members of the Westminster College women's and men's track & field teams competed at the Grove City Mini Invitational on Friday.

The Titan women's team had four first-place finishers, while the men's team had one.

Titan freshman Brooke Mancuso (Wexford, PA / North Allegheny) tied a school-record in the pole vault with a personal-best mark of 3.97 meters and moved to third in the nation. Teammate sophomore Marissa Kalsey (Waynesburg, PA / Waynesburg), who placed second at 3.72 meters, is tied for fourth in the nation with Titan freshman Cassidy Shepherd (Greensburg, PA / Salem) (3.85m).

Senior Moriah Agnew (Bridgeport, OH / Bridgeport) notched two first-place finishes. Agnew won the shot put (10.86m) and won the discus with a personal-best toss of 38.60 meters. Senior Haley Gabor (New Kensington, PA / Ford City) won the 200 with a time of 25.90. Gabor stands 32nd in the nation (25.25).

Titan sophomore Alicia Nuzzo (New Castle, PA / Neshannock) and classmate Adriana DePorzio (New Castle, PA / Shenango Area) placed second in their respective events. Nuzzo finished second in the 400 (1:00.19) and DePorzio placed second in the 100 hurdles (16.62).

Sophomore Angela Colella (West Middlesex, PA / West Middlesex) placed third in the long jump (4.66m) and in the triple jump (9.43m). Classmate Marissa Toensing (Newton Falls, OH / Newton Falls) finished third in the 400 hurdles (1:08.35).

For the Titan men, sophomore Paul Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) placed first in the long jump with a leap of 6.09 meters. Carswell also finished third in the triple (12.76m), while Titan senior Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union) was second (13.93m).

Senior Jason Frawley (Franklin, PA / Franklin) made his presence felt in the field as he placed second in the shot put (13.59m) and fourth in the discus (38.05m). Freshman Dom Politi (Pittsburgh, PA / Chartiers Valley) added a second-place finish in the javelin (54.58m), while sophomore Jake Dindak (Pittsburgh, PA / Baldwin) was third in the 400 (50.15).  

Select Titans will compete at the Allegheny Gator Last Chance meet on Friday, May 9.

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.

Track & Field: Both Titan Teams Finish Second at Outdoor PAC Championships

Saturday, April 26, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College track and field teams both placed second at the 2014 Presidents' Athletics Conference (PAC) Outdoor Track and Field Championships which took place on Friday and Saturday. The men's team scored 127.6 points, just 3.4 points behind the first place team, Grove City. The women's team scored 133 points. The Wolverine women won with 218 points. The championships were held at Harold Burry Stadium.
 
The Titans earned eight first place titles and set a total of 14 personal records (PR).

Leading the PR's was senior Haley Gabor (New Kensington, PA / Ford City) who achieved three, while earning the PAC Women's Track Co-MVP. Gabor earned her first PR of the day when she placed second in the 400 meter dash (57.48). She also placed second in the 100 meter dash setting another PR with a time of 12.71. During her last individual event, the 200 meter dash, Gabor placed first with a PR time of 25.25. Gabor was also a part of the first place 4x400 meter relay team, alongside sophomores Alicia Nuzzo (New Castle, PA / Neshannock), Marissa Toensing (Newton Falls, OH / Newton Falls), and Caitlin Yakopin (Washington, PA / Washington), who finished at 4:00.51. She was also on the third place (50.34) 4x100 relay team, alongside freshman Cassidy Shepherd (Greensburg, PA / Salem), and sophomores Angela Colella (West Middlesex, PA / West Middlesex) and Adriana DePorzio (New Castle, PA / Shenango Area).
 
Pacing the men's team was senior Jason Frawley (Franklin, PA / Franklin) who won two events as he placed first in the shot put (14.51m) and in the discus with a PR-mark of 42.55m.
 
Sophomore Paul Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) achieved two PRs; in the triple jump (13.29m) placing fourth and long jump (6.60m) placing third.
 
Senior Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union) achieved a PR in the triple jump (14.13m) earning first place and sophomore Jake Dindak (Pittsburgh, PA / Baldwin) achieved a PR in the 400 meter dash with a time of 49.16 for second place.
 
The Titan men's 4x400 meter relay team finished the day earning second place with a time of 3:26.67. Completing this year's quartet were senior Robert Brooks (Amityville, NY / Amityville), sophomore Anthony Yasko (Pittsburgh, PA / Brentwood), freshman Scott Hughes (Pittsburgh, PA / Shaler), and Dindak.
 
Among top finishers for the men was sophomore Andrew Brannen (Pittsburgh, PA / Peters Township) who took home first place in the pole vault meeting the 4.40 meter mark.
 
Sophomore Nick Fiorentino (Franklin, PA / Franklin) finished third in the shot put (13.84m) and in the discus (41.36m).

The Titan women pole vaulters, sophomore Marissa Kalsey (Waynesburg, PA / Waynesburg) (3.75m), and freshmen Cassidy Shepherd (Greensburg, PA / Salem) (3.4m) and Brooke Mancuso (Wexford, PA / North Allegheny) (3.4m), took home the top three places. Shepherd also took home the first place spot in the long jump setting a PR of 5.08m.
 
Five other individuals set personal records for the women's team. Senior Moriah Agnew (Bridgeport, OH / Bridgeport) set a PR in the discus with a distance of 38.59m placing first, while junior Alaura Hanssen (New Wilmington, PA / Wilmington) placed second setting a PR of 38.15m.
 
Sophomore Alicia Nuzzo (New Castle, PA / Neshannock) placed third in the 400 meter dash achieving a PR of 59.00. Fellow sophomore Caitlin Yakopin (Washington, PA / Washington) placed fifth in the event also achieving a PR 1:00.61. Nuzzo also set a PR in the 200 meter dash event finishing seventh (26.63)
 
Junior Jenny Jones (Erie, PA / Fort LeBoeuf) set a PR in the 5000 meter event placing third with a time of 18:49.32. Jones also placed second in the 10000 meter run with a time of 40:34.19.
 
Sophomore Adriana DePorzio (New Castle, PA / Shenango Area) earned third place in the 100 meter hurdles (15.75), while senior Kristen Basista (Mineral Ridge, OH / Mineral Ridge) finished fourth (16.19). Toensing also placed third in the 400 meter hurdles finishing at 1:06.58. Sophomore Angela Colella (West Middlesex, PA / West Middlesex) added another third-place finish in the long jump with a mark of 5.01m.
 
Select members of the Westminster men's and women's track and field teams will compete on May 2 at the Grove City Last Chance meet in Grove City, Pa.
 
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.

Men's Track & Field: Westminster SAAC Honors Thomas as Titan Athlete of the Week

Thursday, April 24, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) today selected men's track & field senior Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union) as its Titan Athlete of the Week for the week of April 21.

Thomas set a new personal record placing second in the long jump reaching 6.96 meters at the Slippery Rock Open. Thomas was also part of the 4x100 relay team that placed second with a time of 43.86.

Westminster will compete again on Friday-Saturday, April 25-26, as hosts of the 2014 PAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Last year, Westminster claimed its third-straight men's team title, totaling 122.50 pts.

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.

Track & Field: Titans Compete at Slippery Rock Open

Thursday, April 17, 2014

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The Westminster College men's and women's outdoor track and field teams competed at the Slippery Rock Open on Thursday. The Titan women placed eighth out of 11 schools with 35 points, while the Titan men placed seventh out of 12 schools with 36 points.

The Division II Slippery Rock men and women both won the event. The Slippery Rock women scored 223 points, while the men scored 205.50 points.

Titan seniors Anthony Thomas (New Castle, PA / Union) and Haley Gabor (New Kensington, PA / Ford City) highlighted the day each with a personal record (PR) in their respective event.

Thomas set a new PR placing second in the long jump reaching 6.96 meters. Thomas was also part of the 4x100 relay team that placed second with a time of 43.86. The relay included sophomores Michael Mikita (Rural Valley, PA / West Shamokin), Jake Dindak (Pittsburgh, PA / Baldwin), and Anthony Yasko (Pittsburgh, PA / Brentwood). Dindak also finished fifth in the 200 (23.69). Freshman Dominic Politi (Pittsburgh, PA / Chartiers Valley) earned fifth-place in the javelin with a PR mark of 52.71 meters.

Gabor placed third in the 200 with a time of 26.25. Gabor added a fifth-place finish in the 100 with a PR time of 12.44. Gabor was also part of the 4x100 relay team that placed third with a time of 49.56. Completing the quartet were freshman Cassidy Shepherd (Greensburg, PA / Salem), Angela Colella (West Middlesex, PA / West Middlesex), and sophomore Adriana DePorzio (New Castle, PA / Shenango Area). Shepherd also placed third in the pole vault with a 3.71 meter mark.

Westminster will compete again on Friday-Saturday, April 25-26, as hosts of the 2014 PAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

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.

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