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
, an associate professor of physical education
at Springfield College, will enter his 38th season as head
coach, and 44th as a coach overall, of the men’s track and field program in 2013-2014. He ranks
among the nation’s most successful coaches, with an
overall record of 447 wins, 156 losses, and two ties for
an impressive .743 winning percentage. In 2011, Klatka was inducted into the Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame.
Contact Head Coach Ken Klatka
| Phone: 413.748.3230