21: Grove City women roll, men edge Westminster for first sweep of
conference titles since 2005
Heading into the 2014 Presidents' Athletic Conference Track and Field
Championships, Grove City College head coach Todd Gibson knew that both
of his squads would be in contention to win conference titles.
By the end of the day on April 26, both Wolverine teams had done just
that, as the Grove City women cruised to their first conference title
since 2005 while the men earned their first crown since 2009.
Powered by seven individual event crowns and 26 total top-five finishes,
the Grove City women had the meet wrapped up with several events to go
on Saturday afternoon, amassing 222 points for an impressive 59-point
margin of victory.
Sophomore Emily Rabenold was named conference MVP after cruising to
victories in all three of her events- the 10000, the 5000, and the 3000
steeplechase - while freshman Katelyn Hess was named Field MVP after
winning the triple jump and posting top-four finishes in both the long
jump and high jump.
The Wolverine men, on the other hand, needed every point they could
muster on this day. Heading into the final event- the 4x400 relay- Grove
City held a narrow 6.4-point lead on rival Westminster. As long as the
Wolverines finished in the top six, they would clinch a title.
Three clean handoffs later, the Wolverines finished the event in fourth
place to secure the crown. Grove City performers accounted for three
individual conference titles over the weekend and 19 total top-five
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