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GROVE CITY, Pa. (Titan Athletics)- The Westminster College men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams competed in the first day of the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Thursday. Grove City College is hosting the two-day Championships.

The Titan women currently sit in first place in the team standings with 45.50 points, while the Titan men are currently in third with 25 points.

For the women, Titan first-year Morgan Gossard (Johnstown, PA / Richland) won the pole vault, registering a vault of 10’6″ (3.20 meters) for the first PAC Outdoor championship of her career. Teammates sophomore Julia Strobel (New Castle, PA / Wilmington Area), senior Jamie Thompson (Pulaski, PA / New Wilmington), and first-year Abigail Westcott (Edinburgh, PA / Mohawk Area) finished second, third, and fourth in the pole vault to cap off an impressive performance for Westminster in the pole vault. Sophomore Allison Hampton (Ten Sleep, WY / Ten Sleep) led the way for the Titans in the triple jump, registering a jump of 32′ 2¾ (9.82 meters) to finish in seventh place.  Sophomore Megan Parker (Mercer, PA / Mercer Area) also boosted the Titans’ efforts in the discus, notching a throw of 112′ 6″ (34.31 meters) to finish in second place. Junior Katie Schrantz (New Castle, PA / Neshannock) placed fourth in the 10,000-meter run (40:11.13).

For the men, Titan junior Tim Maxwell (Washington, PA / McGuffey) won the pole vault with a leap of 14′ 3″ (4.35 meters) for the first PAC Outdoor individual title of his collegiate career. Freshman Jonathan Micsky (Greenville, PA / Greenville) and junior Hunter Cox (Clinton, PA / South Side) finished second and fourth in the event, respectively. Micsky set a new personal record with a leap of 14′ 3″ (4.35 meters), while Cox had a mark of 13′ 3½” (4.05m). Senior Jaevon Hardy (Waldorf, MD / North Point) had the best preliminary finish for the Titans as he clocked in first in the 100 (10.78).

The PAC Championships will conclude Friday, April 26, starting at 2 p.m.

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