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SIX FROM PAC NAMED ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT (5/31/12)
Six PAC student-athletes (four women, two men) have been lauded with selection to the 2012 Capital One/NCAA Division III Academic All-District IV Cross Country/Track & Field teams, released today by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Women's honorees included senior CJ Corcoran (3.32 GPA, Spanish) and sophomore Laura Lee (3.86, mathematics) of Washington & Jefferson, along with the Grove City junior duo of Mary Kate Breese (4.0, accounting/finance) and Ella Smith (3.52, psychology/exercise science). Earning recognition on the men's side was W&J junior Scott Ryan (3.41, business administration) and Saint Vincent sophomore Chansler Poole (3.69, biology). All six PAC standouts will now advance to the Academic All-America national ballot, with teams to be released later in June.

 

SOWERS, BELL EARN ALL-AMERICA HONORS IN JAVELIN; CORCORAN 19TH ON FINAL DAY OF NCAA MEET (5/26/12)
Waynesburg sophomore Megan Sowers and Westminster senior Ryan Bell each earned All-America honors in the javelin Saturday (May 26) on the final day of the 2012 NCAA Division III Men's & Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Claremont, Calif. After being seeded 15th entering the event, Sowers posted a huge jump at the championship, finishing fourth in the nation with a toss of 142-4 (43.39m). It was the highest finish ever by a Waynesburg athlete at the national meet. Bell earned his second All-America honor in as many years, as he followed up on a fourth-place finish in 2011 by placing seventh with a mark of 209-1 (63.73m) in the men's competition. Also competing on the women's side was Washington & Jefferson senior CJ Corcoran, who finished in 19th place with a throw of 125-7 (38.28m).

 

LOUCO PLACES ON DAY ONE OF NCAA MEET (5/24/12)
Three PAC track & field athletes competed on Thursday (May 24) on the opening day of the 2012 NCAA Division III Men's & Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Claremont, Calif. Leading the way was Westminster senior Emily Dolsak, who finished ninth in the nation in the women's discus with a toss of 143-5 (43.72m), which was just one centimeter from earning All-America honors. Waynesburg freshman Byrum Louco did not qualify for the finals in the 400 meter hurdles, as he placed 16th in 55.60. Finally, Geneva senior Elizabeth Michalak competed in the first four events of the women's heptathlon, with the final three events slated for Friday (May 25). Three PAC athletes - Westminster senior Ryan Bell, W&J senior CJ Corcoran and Waynesburg sophomore Megan Sowers - are set to compete in the javelin competition Saturday (May 26).

 

PAC SENDING SIX TO NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS (5/21/12)
Six PAC standouts (four female, two male) have qualified to compete in the 2012 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships, taking place May 25-27, 2012 at Burns Stadium in Claremont, Calif. The highest seeded competitor in the conference is on the men's side, as Westminster senior and 2011 NCAA D-III All-American Ryan Bell is seeded fourth in the javelin (66.48m). Also qualifying for the men's competition is Waynesburg freshman Byrum Louco, who is seeded 19th in the 400 meter hurdles (53.39). On the women's side, Washington & Jefferson senior C.J. Corcoran is seeded eighth in the javelin (42.93m), Westminster senior Emily Dolsak is seeded 11th in the discus (44.38m), Waynesburg sophomore Megan Sowers is 15th in the javelin (42.27m) and Geneva senior Elizabeth Michalak is seeded 21st in the women's heptathlon (4,340 points).

 

2012 SPRING TEAM SPORTSMANSHIP AWARDS  (5/18/12)

The PAC has announced the 2012 Spring PAC Team Sportsmanship Award winners. The PAC Team Sportsmanship Award program was started in an effort to recognize and encourage positive sportsmanship among conference teams. The award is sponsored by the PAC Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC). This is the fourth year the team sportsmanship awards will be given out in each of the 19 PAC-sponsored varsity sports.

 

WESTMINSTER SWEEPS 2012 PAC TEAM TITLES (4/28/12)
The Westminster Titans swept the men's & women's team championships at the 2012 Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Men's & Women's Track & Field Championships, which took place on April 27-28, 2012 at the Merriman Athletic Complex at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pa. Under the direction of head coach Tim McNeil, who also swept the 2012 PAC Men's & Women's T&F Coach of the Year Honors, Westminster captured its second straight men's crown and its third women's title in the past four years. For individual laurels, W&J swept the men's awards, as junior distance runner Scott Ryan captured both the PAC Track MVP and Track & Field MVP awards, while President senior teammate Taylor Hockman was tabbed as PAC Field MVP. On the women's side, Westminster sophomore Haley Gabor was named 2012 PAC Track & Field MVP, with Track MVP honors going to W&J freshman Kristen Galligan and PAC Field MVP laurels going to Waynesburg senior Krystal Baker. Complete individual and relays results are online, along with a complete listing of 2012 All-PAC honorees.

 

GENEVA TO HOST 2012 PAC CHAMPIONSHIPS (4/25/12)
The Merriman Athletic Complex on the campus of Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pa., will be the site of the 2012 Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Men's & Women's Track & Field Championships on April 27-28, 2012. Action begins at 3 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday. Admission is free of charge. Geneva is serving as the host of the event for the first time in its initial year as an active member of NCAA Division III and will be among eight schools in action this weekend competing for the 2012 PAC track & field team titles. Westminster captured the 2011 conference crown on the men's side, while Washington & Jefferson won the 2011 women's team title. The Geneva meet website (including live results) is now online, as well as the PAC championship program.

 

2012 TRACK & FIELD SEASON PREVIEW RELEASED (3/9/12)
The 2012 season preview for track & field is now available online.

 

EDINGER NAMED PAC SAAC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE (2/15/12)
The PAC has announced that junior men's cross country/track & field runner Nick Edinger of Geneva College has been named Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Male Scholar-Athlete of the Month for February 2012.

 

THREE PAC MEN NAMED USTFCCCA ALL-ACADEMIC (8/7/11)
Washington & Jefferson senior Scott Ryan and the Westminster duo of junior Ryan Bell and sophomore Mark Saylor are among 200 Division III men's track & field athletes nationwide selected to the 2011 Division III Men's Track & Field All-Academic team by the United States Track & Field and Cross County Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 and have met an NCAA automatic or provisional qualifying marks in an individual or relay event.

 

MAREK TABBED AS NEW W&J HEAD COACH (7/21/11)
Washington & Jefferson has named Shawn Marek as its new head men's & women's cross country/track & field coach. He replaces Mark FitzPatrick, who resigned to take the head coaching job at Denison. Marek recently spent two years as the head coach for both sports at Salem College in Winston Salem, N.C. A 2000 graduate of Saint Bonaventure, Marek was a co-captain for the Bonnies' NCAA Division I cross country squad. 

 

WESTMINSTER'S RYAN BELL NAMED PAC SAAC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE MONTH FOR JUNE, 2011 (6/23/11)
The PAC has selected junior track & field standout Ryan Bell of Westminster as Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Male Scholar-Athlete of the Month for June 2011. Each month, SAAC members at a PAC school nominate a student-athlete to highlight based on academic and athletic accomplishments. Honorees must be a varsity member in their respective sport(s) and in their junior or senior year. Scholar-Athletes of the Month must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and be actively involved on his or her campus community.

 

THREE FROM PAC SELECTED TO 2011 ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD TEAMS (6/3/11)

Three PAC athletic standouts have been honored with selection to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-District II College Division Cross Country/Track & Field teams, released by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). On the men's side, also earning second team laurels were Grove City seniors Garrett Cichowitz (3.64 GPA, entrepreneurship) and Kevin Gallagher (3.86 GPA,policital science/history) along with Westminster junior Morgan Hanes (3.89 GPA, political science).

 

WC'S BELL EARNS D-III ALL-AMERICA HONORS (5/28/11)
Saturday at the 2011 NCAA Division III Men's & Women's Track & Field Championships (hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio), Westminster junior Ryan Bell became the first Titan in school history to earn NCAA Division III All-America honors with a fourth-place national finish in the men's javelin. Bell's best toss was 62.80 meters (206-0), with the title going to Gary Zack of Moravian (67.37 meters). Complete championship results are now online.

 

PAC AWARDS TEAM SPORTSMANSHIP HONORS (5/26/11)
The PAC has announced the 2011 Spring PAC Team Sportsmanship Award winners. The sportsmanship awards are sponsored by the members of the PAC Student-Athlete-Advisory Council (SAAC), in an effort to recognize and encourage positive sportsmanship among the conference teams. The SAAC is a committee comprised of student-athletes from each member institution assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience.

 

WESTMINSTER'S BELL QUALIFIES FOR NATIONALS (5/22/11)
Westminster junior track & field standout Ryan Bell has qualified to compete in the javelin at the 2011 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships, hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio on May 26-28. He is seeded seventh in the country with a throw of 64.87 meters. Bell is just the second Westminster men's track and field athlete to qualify for the NCAA meet since the Titans joined NCAA Division III in 2002-03. A full listing of men's national qualifiers is now online.

 

FITZPATRICK RESIGNS AS W&J HEAD COACH (5/10/11)
Six-time PAC cross country/track & field Coach of the Year Mark FitzPatrick resigned from Washington & Jefferson today to accept the head men's and women's track & field position at Denison University. FitzPatrick, who guided the W&J women's track & field team to its third PAC title two weeks ago, spent eight years as the head coach for the Presidents' cross country and track & field programs.  A national search for the Presidents' new head cross country/track & field coach begins immediately. 

 

GROVE CITY HIRES GREGG FULL-TIME (5/10/11)

Grove City College has hired Matt Gregg as a full-time faculty member of its Department of Physical Education and Athletics, effective July 1, 2011. This spring, Gregg spent his first season as an assistant track and field coach at the College, working specifically with the throwing squads.

 

WESTMINSTER MEN CAPTURE PAC T&F TITLE (4/30/11)
The Westminster men captured the track & field team title at the 2011 PAC Men's & Women's Track & Field Championship, hosted by Bethany College at Bison Stadium in Bethany, WV. The Titan men recorded 129 points to pass second-place Washington & Jefferson (119). Winning coach Tim McNeil of Westminster was lauded as PAC Men's Coach of the Year, respectively. The overall Men's Track & Field MVP award, which is given to the highest point scorer in the meet, was awarded to W&J junior Taylor Hockman. Complete results are now online, along with a complete list of All-PAC performances and other award winners.

 

BETHANY TO HOST PAC MEET THIS WEEKEND (4/27/11)
Bethany College will serve as the site of the 2011 PAC Men's & Women's Track & Field Championship this Friday-Saturday, April 29-30. This year marks the first time the PAC has conducted its championship over two days, with action beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday. Admission is free of charge. The Washington & Jefferson men and Westminster women are defending conference champions. The Bethany track & field championship website is online.

THIEL MEN EARN T&F ACADEMIC HONORS (8/7/10)
The Thiel College men's team and Waynesburg University women's team were each named All-Academic teams by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for having a team grade-point average (GPA) on 3.1 or higher. The Tomcats (3.14 GPA) were one of 68 Division III men's teams honored, while the Yellow Jackets (3.10 GPA) were one of 106 women's teams lauded.

 

KRUSE NAMED ESPN ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN (6/22/10)
Recent Grove City graduate Derek Kruse earned College Division Third Team Academic All-America honors for cross country/track and field Tuesday from ESPN The Magazine and the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Kruse earned four letters in track and field for Grove City and helped the Wolverines capture three PAC titles. In 2010, Kruse took second in both the high jump, 1500-meter run and 1600-meter relay at the PAC Championships. He earned the squad's MVP honor for the 2010 season. Kruse achieved a 3.93 cumulative grade-point average while majoring in molecular biology.

 

EIGHT FROM PAC NAMED ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT (6/3/10)
Eight standout PAC student-athletes (five men, three women) have been selected to the 2010 ESPN The Magazine College Division Academic All-District II cross country/track & field teams, released today by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Of the eight, three garnered first team honors and will now advance to the Academic All-America national ballot. On the men's side, Grove City senior Derek Kruse (3.92 grade-point average
(GPA), molecular biology) and Westminster senior Jeremiah Patterson (3.91, broadcast communications) were tabbed, while second team honorees were the GCC junior duo of Garrett Cichowitz (3.60, entrepreneuship/Christian thought) and Kevin Gallagher (3.88, political science/history) and W&J sophomore Josh Buckley (3.44, biology). The women's team was led by first team senior Jodi Bodo (3.82, communication) of Bethany and a pair of second teamers from Westminster in senior Abbey Basta (3.79, English) and sophomore Emily Dolsak (3.94, exploratory).

THIEL'S EATON CAPTURES NATIONAL TITLE IN 400 (5/29/10)
For the first time since 1997, the Presidents' Athletic Conference boasts a NCAA Division III outdoor track & field national champion. The historic milestone was reached on Saturday afternoon, when Thiel College senior Alex Eaton posted a school- and stadium record time of 46.79 to capture national championship honors in the event. With the victory, he concluded his stellar Tomcat track & field career as a six-time All-American. Eaton had advanced to the finals of the 400 meter dash at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Friday in Berea, Ohio, as his advancing time of 48.15 registered as the fourth fastest time of the day. In other final day action, Waynesburg sophomore Krystal Baker placed 16th in the triple jump with a mark of 36-7 1/2.

 

TMC HIRES HILL AS FIRST TRACK & FIELD COACH (5/28/10)
Thomas More has hired Jeff Hill as the first-ever head coach of the Saint track & field program, which will be a club sport in 2010-11 before a planned move to varsity status in the 2011-12 academic year. Hill comes to Thomas More from local rival Mount St. Joseph, where he was an assistant track & field coach for the past five seasons.

 

PAC QUARTET TO COMPETE AT NCAA NATIONALS (5/26/10)
Four PAC track & field standouts have qualified to compete at the 2010 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships, hosted by Baldwin-Wallace College on Thursday-Saturday, May 27-29, in Berea, Ohio. Thiel College senior Alex Eaton is the lone men's representative from the conference, as he will compete in the 400 meter run after posting the second-fastest time in the nation this year. On the women's side, three Waynesburg athletes will compete, with junior Elisha Jones and sophomore Marybeth Rocco each participating in the javelin throw, while sophomore Krystal Baker competes in the triple jump.

 

FOUR FROM PAC RECEIVE USTFCCCA HONORS (5/25/10)
Four PAC individuals have been honored as 2010 Mideast Region Award winners by the Unites States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday. Waynesburg sophomore Krystal Baker was named the Mideast Region Women's Field Athlete of the Year. She was also named PAC Women's Field Athlete of the Year after winning league titles in both the high jump and long jump. In addition, Yellow Jacket head coach Jason Falvo and assistant coach Chris Hardie were lauded as Mideast Region Women's Head Coach and Women's Assistant Coach of the Year, respectively. W&J assistant Jessica Cooper was also honored as Men's Assistant Coach of the Year in the region.

 

GIBSON TO HEAD GCC TRACK & FIELD PROGRAM (5/5/10)
Grove City College announced today that Todd Gibson will take over as the college's head men's and women's track and field coach, while also still fulfilling his duties as assistant football coach. He takes over for head coach Dr. Allison Williams, who will continue her role as assistant chair for the Department of Physical Education and Athletics. Gibson, a Champion, Ohio native and Grove City alum, just completed his second season as an assistant coach, working primarily with distance runners. During his time in the position, four distance runners have set new school records.

 

W&J MEN CAPTURE 2010 PAC T&F TITLE (5/1/10)
The Washington & Jefferson men captured the team title today at the 2010 PAC Men's & Women's Track & Field Championship, hosted by Grove City College at Robert E. Thorn Field in Grove City, Pa. The Presidents finished with 165 points to edge the host Wolverines (147.3) and end GCC's five-year run as conference champions. Winning coach Mark FitzPatrick of W&J was lauded as PAC Men's Coach of the Year. Other year-end MVP awards went to W&J sophomore Josh Buckley (men's field for second straight year) and Bethany senior Taylor McNeil (men's track). Complete results are now online, along with a complete list of All-PAC performances.

 

2012 SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Friday-Saturday, April 27-28, 2012

2012 PAC Menís & Womenís Championships
Geneva College - Beaver Falls, Pa.

GEN Championship Site

Final Standings (Day 2 of 2) - Results

1. Westminster - 180

2. Wash. & Jeff. - 129
3. Grove City - 99

4. Waynesburg - 88

5. Bethany - 56

6. Thiel - 54

7. Saint Vincent - 47

8. Thomas More - 45

9. Geneva - 40

 

 

Friday, May 4, 2012

Thomas More at IU Billy Hayes Invitational

 

 

Thursday-Friday, May 17-18, 2012

ECAC D-III Track & Field Championships

at Troy, NY - Complete Results

44t. Waynesburg - 5

49t. Bethany - 4

49t. Wash. & Jeff. - 4

55t. Grove City - 2

55t. Saint Vincent - 2

 

Thursday-Saturday, May 24-26, 2012

NCAA Division III Championships
Burns Stadium - Claremont, Calif.

Schedule of Events

Video Webcast

Live Results

 

 

 

March 26

Track: Byrum Louco, Waynesburg

Field: Anthony Thomas, Westminster

 

April 2

Track: Adam Carswell, Westminster

Field: Taylor Hockman, Washington & Jefferson

 

April 10

Track: Arkangelo James, Bethany

Field: Phil Feinberg, Thomas More

 

April 16

Track: Byrum Louco, Waynesburg

Field: Ryan Bell, Westminster

 

April 23

Track: Arleigh McRae, Grove City

Field: Ryan Bell, Westminster