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March 31, 2008

Wolverines take 4th at Wheeling Jesuit

WHEELING, W. Va. -- The Grove City College women's track and field team placed fourth at the 13-team Wheeling Jesuit Bill Van Horne Invitational Saturday afternoon. Grove City accumulated 68.5 team points. Malone won the team title with 210 points while Wheeling Jesuit took second with 174. Penn State Behrend placed third with 86 points.

Two Grove City athletes recorded individual victories Saturday. Junior Julia Seward (Elizabethton, Tenn./Science Hill) won the 5000-meter run in a stadium-record time of 18 minutes, 10.35 seconds. That time surpasses the ECAC qualifying standard.

In the field, freshman Kate Balmer (Manheim, Pa./Manheim Central) won the triple jump with a leap of 32 feet.

Senior Mary Majchrowicz (Sunnyvale, Calif./The King's Academy) earned runner-up in the 400 dash with an ECAC-qualifying time of 1:00.66. Majchrowicz, Balmer, senior Brittany Moore (McMurray, Pa./Peters Township) and senior Kate Bender (Lancaster, N.Y./Lancaster Central) closed the meet by taking third in the 1600-meter relay in 4:17.57.

Sophomore Sara Wagoner (Pittsburgh, Pa./Shady Side Academy) placed third in the 400 hurdles (1:15.40) while freshman Emily Pierce (Lisbon, N.Y./Lisbon Central) finished fourth in the 1500 (4:59.26).

Junior Megan Fellows (Erie, Pa./Iroquois) took fifth in the discus with a throw of 110-4. Moore posted sixth-place finishes in the 400 (1:04.12) and the long jump (14-3 1/4). Wagoner added a sixth-place finish in the high hurdles (18.58) while junior Jenny Hogan (Penfield, N.Y./Penfield) cleared 6-8 in the pole vault to take sixth.

Grove City will compete in the Carnegie Mellon Invitational next Saturday, April 5. 


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