Springfield, Mass. -- Westfield State topped the field in five events as the Owls got off to a strong start at the Springfield Invitational meet on Saturday.
Junior Lauren Gilderdale (Housatonic/Great Barrington, Mass.) topped the shot put and took home third place honors in the 20-lb. weight throw.
Rachel Farley (Wachussett/Paxton, Mass.) won the 1000 meters, and the Owls 4x800 team took the top spot at the four-team, non-scoring meet.
Westfield will compete at Rhode Island College next Saturday before breaking for finals and the semester break.