Bears Win Smith Invitational

NORTHAMPTON, MASS.--(9/10/11)--Senior Trevor Siperek placed third overall as the Bears had four runners in the top nine leading the Bears to a first place finish at the season-opening Smith Invitational.

Siperek finished in 16:43.08. Sophomore Gary Ezzo (16:55.54) was sixth, senior Kevin O'Brien (17:05.47) was eighth while junior Thomas Heikkinen (17:10.26) placed ninth.

Coast Guard won with 33 points while Springfield was second with 43 points.