NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Senior Jenny Jones (Erie, PA / Fort LeBoeuf) finished fifth (24:48.4), pacing the Westminster women's cross country team for a second-place finish at the annual Fisher Invitational on the campus of Westminster. In the field of 93 runners, the Titans scored 83 points against seven other schools.
Julie Gerber of Waynesburg was the medalist (22:46.0), while the Yellow Jackets won with 24 points.
First year Katelynn Morrell (Boardman, OH) finished next for Westminster in 12th (25:05.3). Classmate Paige Baierl (Bellevue, PA) followed in 20th (25:14.4).
Rounding out the top seven finishers for Westminster were sophomore Keilah Ireland (Nashua, NH / Nashua North) (27:31.5), sophomore Jenny Rodgers (State College, PA / State College) (27:34.1), sophomore Hannah Kappel (Ligonier, PA) (27:42.7 ), and junior Sara Monts (Duncansville, PA / Hollidaysburg Area) (27:43.7).
The Titans will take a week off until they compete at Bethany on Sept. 13.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College 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 379 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.
Recent Women's Cross Country Results
* - Presidents' Athletic Conference games Home Games in Bold CAPS
Sat., Sep. 13, 2014:
- @ Bethany (WV) Invitational (TBA)
- @ Dickinson College Long/Short Meet (TBA)
- @ Carnegie Mellon (Schenley Park) (TBA)
- PAC runner-up in 2009
- 17th at NCAA Mideast Regional in 2009
- Highest postseason finishes in team history