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Strong Start to Season at Springfield Invitational

Zac Bentley won the 800 meter run at the RIC Invitational
Zac Bentley won the 800 meter run at the RIC Invitational

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Westfield State student-athletes won five events as the Owls competed at the season opening Springfield College Invitational on Saturday.

Sophomore Zac Bentley (Taunton HS/Acusnhnet, Mass.) won the 1000 meters in a time of 2:43.19 and ran a leg of the Owls winning 4x800 relay unit.

Sophomore Mitch Maslowski (Berlin, Conn.) topped the field in the 400 meters with a time of 52.99.

In the 3,000, Owls swepth the top two spots, as Brandon Leclair (Wamogo/Goshen, Conn.) was the winner in 8:58.52, and senior Tim Forrest (Westborough/Grafton, Mass.)  following in 9:07.58.

Riley Moore (Wachussett/Holden, Mass.) topped the pole vault with a height of 3.60 meters.

Westfield will be back in action next Saturday at Rhode Island College before taking a break for finals and the holidays.