Bears Place Second at Home Invitational

NEW LONDON, CONN.--(1/28/12)--Kevin O'Brien and Trevor Siperek each won events as Coast Guard placed second of four teams at the Coast Guard Winter Invitational.

Westfield State won with 109 points, Coast Guard finished with 80 points followed by Eastern Connecticut (37) and Trinity (20).

O'Brien (9:26.11) and Joey O'Connell (9:28.09) took first and second in the 3,000 meters while Siperek won the mile with a time of 4:30.37.

The Bears 4x400 relay team of Joe Kelly, Ryan Hub, Rian Bareuther and Ben Hannon won with a time of 3:39.59 and the 4x800 relay team of Jordan Lee, Myles McCarthy, Siperek and Brad Pienta won in 8:34.98.

Hannon placed second in the 400 meters (52.60), Lee was second in the 600 meters (1:23.73), Pienta was second in the 1,000 meters (2:46.13), Ian Ashner was second in the weight throw (43 feet, 9 inches) and Kemron Beache took second in the shot put with a throw of 45 feet, 5.75 inches for the Bears.