SPRINGFIELD – The Westfield State University men’s track and field team opened the 2013-14 indoor season by finishing second in the Springfield College Quad meet on Saturday, Dec. 7.
Springfield placed first with 176 points followed by Westfield (135), WPI (131), and Rhode Island College (94).
The Owls finished first in four events and displayed their depth by placing second in seven events.
Senior Zack Madera crossed the finish line first in the 200 meter dash in 23.41. Madera also placed a close second in the 60 meter dash with a time of 7.17. Hitting the tape first in the 800 meter run (2:05.42) was freshman Tevin Cintron.
Madera was a member of the winning 4 x 400 relay team (3:35.11) that included Carmelo Solivan, Kyle Sullivan and Mike Stender. Also finishing first was the 4 x 800 relay squad (8:28.23) of Matt Moussamih, Stephen Parece, Cintron and Colin Morse.
Sophomore Travon Godette placed second in high jump with an outstanding early-season effort of 6-5; he also finished fourth in the 60 high hurdles.
Also finishing second were Zack Delisle (pole vault), Parece (mile run), Solivan (400), Sullivan (600), and Anthony Lucia (shot put).
Moussamih was third in the 1,000 meter run. Finishing fourth were Nate Clement (shot put), Tim Gallagher (400), and Mike Skelly (5000).
OWLS’ WOMEN OPEN NEW SEASON: The Westfield State University women’s track and field team opened the 2013-14 indoor season by finishing fourth in the Springfield College Quad meet on Saturday, Dec. 7.
Westfield totaled 99 points, trailing Springfield College (160), Rhode Island College (134), and WPI (133).
Three Owls earned first places in the season opener – Naloti Palma (shot put, 40-4), Amy Auclair (pole vault, 10-0) and Meg McNamara (60 meter hurdles, 9.61).
Palma also placed third in the weight throw and senior Alex Livingston was second in the weight throw (42-8 ¼) and third in the shot put.
Other top performers were: Ashley Monahan (2nd, 1000), Cassidy Noonan (3rd, 400), Caitlyn Croke (3rd, high jump), Andrea Hicks (4th, 5000), Jenn Holley (4th, mile run), and Jaime Lyons (4th, 600).