February 25, 2016

Grove City 5th at conference meet

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Grove City College women's track and field squad closed the indoor portion of the 2015-16 season Thursday night by placing fifth out of 10 teams at the Presidents' Athletic Conference Championships, held at Youngstown State University. Grove City finished the meet with 55 points. Westminster won the team title with 127 1/2 points.

Junior Lydia Keiper (East Greenville, Pa./Upper Perkiomen) led Grove City's efforts by winning the 5000 meters in 19 minutes, 10.14 seconds.

Grove City's 1600-meter relay quartet of senior Allison Blain (Danbury, Conn./Danbury), junior Lauren Pearce (Grand Rapids, Mich./Hudsonville), sophomore Melanie Wizorek (Grove City, Pa./Grove City) and freshman Elizabeth Donahoe (Export, Pa./Franklin Regional) closed the meet by taking third place with a time of 4:16.47.

Freshman Tabitha White (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny) led Grove City's field athletes by earning third in the high jump as she cleared 4 feet, 9 1/2 inches.

Donahoe also placed fourth in the 800 (2:23.79) while sophomore Margi Haiss (Wooster, Ohio/Wooster) took fourth in the shot put with a best mark of 35-2 1/2. Blain took fifth in the 400 (1:02.90) while junior Melanie Packard (Londonderry, N.H./Londonderry) claimed fifth in the pole vault by clearing 10 feet.

Junior Rachel Watson (Jackson Center, Pa./Lakeview) earned fifth in the triple jump (32-10 1/2). Grove City also placed fifth in the distance medley relay as junior Olivia Green (Forestville, Pa./Slippery Rock), junior Sarah Williamson (York, Pa./Northeastern), freshman Emily Yuse (Northfield, Ohio/Cuyahoga Valley Christian) and freshman Maty Zeckzer (Cranberry Township, Pa./Seneca Valley) combined for a time of 14:14.56.

Pearce added a sixth-place finish in the 400 (1:03.17) while sophomore Brooke Beatty (Cortland, Ohio/Lakeview) took sixth in the shot put with a mark of 33-9 1/2.

Grove City won the inaugural Presidents' Athletic Conference indoor championships in 2015.


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