Westminster women win second-straight PAC indoor track and field title

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Westminster women win second-straight PAC indoor track and field title

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Titan's finish in 3rd place for men's team

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (pacathletics.org)--Westminster College claimed its second-straight Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Women’s Indoor Track and Field team title Thursday night at Youngstown State University’s Watson and Tressel Training Site (WATTS).

Westminster finished with 110 points in the 16-event championship, totaling six event championships and three runner-up finishes.

Thursday was Westminster’s third indoor title.

This year’s PAC Championships will capped the league's sixth official season with indoor track and field as a championship sport.

The Titan men, won two events, finished with 82.5 points and only 2.0 points from second-place. Senior Tim Maxwell (Washington, PA / McGuffey) defended his title in the pole vault with a mark of 13'5.75" (4.11m). Sophomore Amon Sams (Chantilly, VA / John Champe) won the 60 with a time of 6.97. Sams broke his personal-best time in the preliminaries at 6.95. Sams also placed second in the 200 (22.22). Junior Dalton Anderson (Butler, PA / Moniteau) placed second in the high jump with a personal-record jump of 6'2.75" (1.90m). Anderson also finished third in the 60-hurdles (8.73). Freshman Ian Jackson (Neshannock, PA / Neshannock) added a third-place finish in the 5,000-meter run with a personal-best time of 16:30.09.

Westminster 13th-year head coach Tim McNeil was voted the league’s coach of the year for the second-straight season.

The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships are scheduled for Friday-Saturday, March 6-7 at The Armory in Manhattan, New York City. (ECAC standards)  

The NCAA Division III Championships are slated for Friday-Saturday, March 13-14 and will be held at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, N.C. The final descending order lists will be posted by 9 a.m. (EST) on Sunday, March 8 on ncaa.com. The two-day event will be hosted by Guilford College.

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