Ashaway's Justin Bentley was the top finisher in the Clamdigger Road Race in Westerly on Saturday.

Bentley covered the 5-mile course, which starts and ends at the Town Beach on Atlantic Avenue, in 29:56.

Linda Spooner of Sturbridge, Mass., was the first female runner across the line, placing fourth overall in 33:56.

Rounding out the top five local male finishers were Jeff Walker, Westerly (second, 30:52), Matthew Hargus, Pawcatuck (10th, 36:45), Justin Pearce, Westerly (13th, 37:42) and Kevin Murphy, Pawcatuck (14th, 37:43).

The top five local female finishers were Jessica Zichichi, North Stonington (21st, 39:08), Karen Dobley, North Stonington (25th, 39:46), Ashley Hargus, Stonington (30th, 43:05), Carol Ann Gray, Pawcatuck (34th, 45:40) and Julia Beasley, Charlestown (35th, 46:07).

The event, which is sponsored by the Westerly Track & Athletic Club, had 51 finishers.


Bentley senior Hannah Fabianski, of Pawcatuck, was named the Northeast 10 women's tennis player of the week for the week ending April 21.

Fabianski, Bentley's team captain, won in both No. 1 singles and doubles in a victory over Curry. She won the singles match, 6-1, 6-0, and in doubles she and Katie Tynan were 6-0 winners. In the Falcons' victory over Endicott two days earlier, she and Tynan were 6-1 winners in the No. 1 doubles match.

For the spring season, Fabianski, who played at Stonington High, went 5-2 in singles. She finished the season tied for the team lead in overall singles wins.

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