Men’s Track & Field Sixth at D-III New Englands
February 19, 2005- Led by second-place finishes from senior All-Americans Blake Gulino (Old Saybrook, Conn.)
and Matt Acciaioli (Warwick, R.I.)
, the Pride took sixth place out of 24 scoring teams at the Division III New England Championships Saturday hosted by Tufts University.
Williams won the meet with 123 points followed by Tufts (108.50),Bates (77), MIT (67), Coast Guard (43.50), and SC (36.50) to round out the top six.
Gulino captured second place in the long jump with a leap of 22 feet, six inches. In the shot put competition, Acciaioli finished second and provisionally qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships with a throw of 52 feet, four inches. Sophomore Alex Kampersol (Natick, Mass.)
took fourth in the shot put with a toss of 50-8.
In the running events, junior All-American Billy King (Wilmington, Mass.)
was second in the 400-meter dash (50.13) and freshman Joe DeBuc (South Hadley, Mass.)
finished sixth in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 7.98 seconds.
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.
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