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May 1, 2010

Grove City earns 4th at PAC Championships

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The Grove City College women's track and field team earned fourth place at the 2010 Presidents' Athletic Conference Championships Saturday at the College's Robert E. Thorn Field. The Wolverines accumulated 84 team points on the day. Westminster won the team title with 173 points and Waynesburg placed second with 126. Bethany nipped Grove City for third place by scoring 85 points.

Junior Emily Pierce (Lisbon, N.Y./Lisbon) earned the conference's Track Most Valuable Performer award after accumulating a meet-high 26 points in track events. Pierce won the 1500 in 4 minutes, 52.29 seconds. She also took second in the 800 (2:26.86) and third in the 5000 (19:56.48), earning eight points in that event.

Junior Kate Balmer (Manheim, Pa./Manheim Central) recorded the Wolverines' other victory Saturday on the track. Balmer won the 100-meter dash in 12.68 seconds. She also claimed second in the 200 (26.30).

Freshman Anna Dunsworth (Erie, Pa./Strong Vincent) placed second in the 10,000 with a time of 43:06.42. Junior Kate McRoberts (Akron, Ohio/Cuyahoga Valley Christian) posted three top-four finishes for Grove City. McRoberts took third in the 1500 (4:58.00) and also earned fourth in the 800 (2:27.44) and 5000 (20:02.12).

Sophomore Christen Vallimont (Lake Hoptacong, N.J./Jefferson Township) earned fourth in the 400 hurdles (1:09.48). Sophomore Rachel Weeber (Lancaster, Pa./J.P. McCaskey) took fifth place in the shot put with a mark of 33 feet, 8 inches.

Waynesburg's Krystal Baker earned Field MVP honors. Westminster coach Tim McNeil earned PAC Coach of the Year distinction.


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