Men's Track & Field Third At Bowdoin
NEW BRUNSWICK, Maine
, Jan. 29, 2005 – Springfield College junior All-American Billy King (Wilmington, Mass.)
won the 400 meters (51.20) and placed third in the 200 (23.32) to lead the Pride to third place out of five teams at Bowdoin College on Saturday.
MIT won the meet with 184 points, followed by Tufts (163), SC (109), Bowdoin (96) and Gordon (0).
SC senior All-American high jumper Justin Welch (Woburn, Mass.)
shared first-place honors with sophomore teammate Jeff Cogan (Walworth, N.Y.)
, who both lept 6 feet, 3 1/2 inches. Cogan also placed third in the triple jump (42-3 1/4).
Other place winners for the Pride included senior Blake Gulino (Old Saybrook, Conn.)
, who took second in the long jump (22-5 3/4), and junior Pat DeRocco (Utica, N.Y.)
who finished second in the 800 meters (1:59.80). Senior All-American Matt Acciaioli (Warwick, R.I.)
was runner-up in the shot put (51-7) followed by sophomore Alex Kampersal (Natick, Mass.)
, who set a personal best by two feet to finish third (50-6 3/4). SC freshman Joe Debuc (South Hadley, Mass.)
ran to second-place in the 55-meter hurdles (8.17)
The Pride travels to Medford Mass. on Saturday, February 5 to take part in the annual Tufts Invitational.
Head Coach Ken Klatka
Ken Klatka, just inducted into the Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame in October, 2011, enters his 37th season as head coach of the men’s track and field program in 2012-2013. He ranks among the nation’s most successful coaches, with an overall record of 442 wins, 144 losses, and two ties for an impressive .753 winning percentage. Under his direction, Kevin Coyle '12 won the 2011 Division III Indoor Long Jump National Championship.
Contact Head Coach Ken Klatka
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