2019 Men's Track & Field News

  • Five Owls Named to MASCAC Sportsmanship Team
    June 06, 2019
    Westfield State University had five spring-sport athletes recognized on the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference 2019 Spring Sportsmanship teams
  • Canty, Popp All-America Awards Announced
    May 29, 2019
    Westfield State’s William Canty and Alexa Popp were formally announced as 2019 All-Americans, as the US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association published their list of honorees on Tuesday.
  • Canty Earns All-America Honors in the Decathlon With Seventh-Place Finish
    May 24, 2019
    Westfield State junior William Canty (S. Grafton, Mass.) will earn All-America honors in the decathlon after finishing seventh in the nation at the NCAA Division III National Championship meet at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio on Friday.
  • Popp Advances to 400 Hurdle Final, Canty 12th after Day 1 of Decathlon at NCAA Division III National Championship Meet
    May 23, 2019
    WESTFIELD, Mass. – Westfield State senior Lexi Popp (Westford, Mass.) qualified for the finals in the women’s 400 hurdles, and junior William Canty (S. Grafton, Mass.) sits in 12th place in the men’s decathlon after Day 1 of the event at the NCAA Division III National Championship meet at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
  • Cronin Honored With First-Ever Athletic Director's Award For Inspiration
    May 22, 2019
    WESTFIELD, Mass.  – Westfield State University senior men’s track athlete Troy Cronin (Florence, Mass.) was honored with the first-ever Athletic Director’s Award for Inspiration at the 2018-19 Owls Student-Athlete Advisory Committee's Senior and Awards banquet on April 30.
  • Six Owls Named to USTFCCCA All-Region Teams
    May 21, 2019
    Six Westfield State University track and field athletes earned All-Region honors for a total of nine awards, the USTFCCCA announced this week.
  • Canty Named MASCAC Men's Track Athlete of the Week
    May 13, 2019
    WESTFIELD, Mass. - Westfield State junior William Canty (Grafton, Mass.) was named this week's MASCAC men's track Athlete of the Week, as announced by the conference earlier this afternoon.
  • Canty Wins All-New England Decathlon
    May 11, 2019
    Westfield State junior William Canty won the NEICAAA (New England All-Divisions) decathlon title to headline the Owls’ performances at the meet held at Southern Connecticut State on Friday and Saturday.
  • Canty Wins New England D3 400 Meter Title
    May 04, 2019
    Westfield State junior William Canty won the New England Division 3 championship in the 400 meters, and ran a leg of the Owls champion 4x400 relay to highlight the Owls performances at the meet at Williams College on Friday and Saturday.
  • Ortiz Tops Long Jump, Triple Jump at MASCAC Championships
    April 27, 2019
    Westfield State sophomore Owen Ortiz won both the long jump and the triple jump to lead Westfield State’s men’s track and field team at the 2019 MASCAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Fitchburg, Mass. On Saturday.
  • Maslowski Leads Owls to Gravel Meet Title
    April 13, 2019
    Sophomore Mitch Maslowski (Berlin, Conn.) ran 21.79 in winning the 200 meter dash, a time that has him inside the top 20 in the nation, in helping to lead the Owls to a win in their Jerry Gravel Invitational meet at the Gravel Track on Saturday.
  • Owls Host Jerry Gravel Invitational Meet On Saturday
    April 10, 2019
    The meet is named after coach Jerry Gravel founded the Westfield State men's track and field program in 1969, and developed it into one of the most successful division 3 programs in Massachusetts. Gravel was the head coach of the Westfield State Track and Field program for 28 seasons before retiring in 1997. From 1972 to 1997, Gravel won 20 out of 26 MASCAC championships, including 13 consecutive titles within that span. He also founded the Cross Country program at Westfield State, and coached 32 All-American student-athletes in his time as head coach.  
  • Maslowski Earns Men's Track Athlete of the Week
    April 08, 2019
    WESTFIELD, Mass. - Westfield State sophomore Mitch Maslowksi (Berlin, Conn.) was named the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference's (MASCAC) Men's Track Athlete of the Week for the week ending April 7th.
  • Maslowski Leads Owls to Second-Place Finish a Coast Guard Academy Invitational
    April 06, 2019
    Westfield State’s 4x100 relay was a winner, and Mitch Maslowski ran a New England Championships qualifying time in the 200 meters to help the Owls to a second place finish at the Coast Guard Academy Invitational in New London, Conn. on Saturday.
  • Five Owls Named to MASCAC Sportsmanship Team
    April 05, 2019
    Several Westfield State student-athletes were recently named to the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Sportsmanship Team for the 2018-19 winter season, as announced by the conference earlier this week.
  • Forrest Named MASCAC Track Athlete of the Week
    April 02, 2019
    Westfield State senior Tim Forrest claimed MASCAC track athlete of the week honors after winning the 10,000 meters at the Corsair Classic Track and Field Invitational with a time of 33:15.68, leading the Owls to a second place team finish.
  • Forrest Wins 10,000 As Owls Take Second at Corsair Classic
    March 30, 2019
    WESTFIELD, Mass. – Westfield State senior Tim Forrest won the 10,000 meters  on Saturday at the Corsair Classic track and field meet in North Dartmouth, Mass., leading the Owls to a second-place team finish at the team’s first outdoor meet of the season.
  • MASCAC SAAC President Zac Bentley has made an Impact on and off the Track for the Owls
    March 29, 2019
    When junior Zac Bentley, a member of the cross country and indoor/outdoor track teams, made the decision to transfer to Westfield State as a sophomore, he was looking for a fresh start and a place where he could make an impact. Just a little over a year later, and Bentley has done just that, being voted as the president of the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Student-Athlete Advisory Committee this past semester.
  • Westfield State Men's Outdoor Track and Field Earns Second Place in Preseason Coaches’ Poll
    March 21, 2019
    The Westfield State men's track and field team was voted second in the MASCAC preseason coaches’ poll for the upcoming outdoor season.
  • Three Earn All-Region Honors; Popp Set To Compete at NCAA's
    March 06, 2019
    Senior sprinter-hurdler Lexi Popp (Westford, Mass.), junior thrower Lauren Gilderdale (Housatonic/Great Barrington, Mass.), and junior multi event athlete William Canty (Grafton/S. Grafton, Mass.) were recognized.
  • Ortiz Posts Best Finish For Owl Men At DIII Championships
    February 23, 2019
    BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Sophomore Owen Ortiz (Turners Falls/Greenfield, Mass.) was the top finisher out of four competitors for Westfield State at the New England Men's Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships.
  • Men's Track and Field Second at MASCAC Meet
    February 16, 2019
    Westfield State junior William Canty (Grafton HS/S. Grafton, Mass.) scored points in six different events to help the Owls to a second place team finish at the 2019 MASCAC Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Allwell North Complex at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, N.H. on Saturday.
  • Canty Tops Owls Performance at Massasoit Meet
    January 26, 2019
    William Canty placed second in the 200 meters with a time of 23.23 seconds to highlight the Westfield State University men’s track and field team’s efforts at the Massasoit Invitational meet at Springfield College on Saturday.
  • Men's Track Sixth at Pioneer Invitational
    January 19, 2019
    Owls senior Tim Forrest placed second in the 5000 meters in a time 15:39.53, with teammate Brandon Leclair third in 15:50.61 to highlight Westfield’s individual performances.
  • Canty Named MASCAC Field Athlete of the Week
    January 14, 2019
    WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Junior men's track and field athlete William Canty (South Grafton, Mass.) was named this week's MASCAC Field Athlete of the Week, as announced by the conference earlier today.
  • Canty Sets School Record in Heptathlon
    January 11, 2019
    Westfield State junior William Canty (Grafton, Mass.) set the Owls’ school record in the heptathlon, as he finished second at the Harvard University multi-event meet on Friday and Saturday.
  • Bentley, Leclair Set RIC Invitational Records
    December 08, 2018
    WESTFIELD, Mass. -- The Westfield State University men's track and field team won three events at the Rhode Island College Invitational held at Providence Career and Technical High School Saturday afternoon.
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