Saturday, February 1, 2014
ALLIANCE, Ohio - The Westminster College men's and women's swimming and diving teams swept Mount Union in non-conference action on the road on Saturday. The Titan men won 167.5-130.5, while the Titan women won 166-128.
The Titan men improved to 9-2 overall, while the Titan women advanced to 9-3. Both Mount Union teams dropped to 8-4 on the season.
The Titan men won 12 events, while the women placed first in 11 events.
Titan junior Jake Pletz (Venetia, PA / Peters Township) led the men's team with three individual wins. Pletz won the 200 freestyle (1:45.94), the 100 freestyle (48.83), and the 100 butterfly (53.21). Sophomore Mark Zalakar (Glenshaw, PA / Shaler Area) swept the diving events as he won the 1-meter (148.15) and the 3-meter (184.65).
Westminster sophomore Kelsey Reott (Butler, PA / Slippery Rock) paced the women's team with three individual wins and was also part of a winning relay team. Reott won the 200 freestyle (2:01.62), the 200 IM (2:17.48), and the 200 backstroke (2:13.36). Reott teamed up with juniors Marina Rozick (Pittsburgh, PA / North Allegheny) and Samantha Tower (Export, PA / Franklin Regional) and senior Amanda Marlow (Twinsburg, OH / Twinsburg) for a first-place time of 4:10.26 in the 400 medley relay.
The Titans next compete in the 2014 PAC Championships starting on Feb. 12 at Grove City.
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.