New Wilmington, PA– Tyler French was Geneva’s only first place finisher at the Westminster Invitational on Saturday. Finishing with a winning distance of 14.02 meters, French cruised past the competition on his way to a first place finish.
Jordan Rupert also had a solid showing for the Golden Tornadoes in the javelin. The freshman finished sixth overall in the event with a throw of 49.12 meters. Other highlights on the men’s side included a fourth place finish in the triple jump from Mark Filtz. Filtz finished with a leap of 12.35 meters gaining five points for the ninth place men’s team in the final standings. Nick Edinger stepped out of his comfort zone to compete in the 1500 meter race but did so in fine style. Edinger finished third overall with a mark of 4:08.47. He finished one spot ahead of teammate Owen Struck with a time of 4:10.59. In sprinting action, Nick Agostinelli finished with the third fastest time in the 100 meter race with a mark of 11.48.
Kathryn Regalado and Katherine Michalak finished third and fourth respectively in the shot put event. Regalado edged out her teammate by less than half of a meter. In the women’s distance events, Emily Hoobler had a busy day. Hoobler finished third in the 1500 meter race with a time of 5:06.24 before posting a ninth place finish in the 800 meter event. Heidi Steiner finished sixth in the 1500 meter race. Teammates Alayna Merkle and Shannon Rech finished third and fourth in the 5000 meter event just three seconds apart. It was also just another day at the office for Liz Michalak with a pair of top ten performances in the 100 meter hurdles and 400 meter dash.
The Golden Tornadoes will host the PAC Quad North meet on Tuesday at Merriman Athletic Complex before preparing for the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Championships, which will also be held at Geneva, on April 27-28.
Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the Reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and the church. Geneva College’s philosophy of education is based on the Foundational Concepts of Christian Higher Education.
Geneva graduates pass the test for teacher certification in elementary education (Praxis II) at over a 99% rate in the first attempt–one of the highest pass rates in Pennsylvania.