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Coyle and Curtis Headed Back To NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships



Springfield, Mass. - March 5, 2012 - Seniors Kevin Coyle and Kelly Curtis will represent Springfield College this upcoming weekend as they compete in the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships hosted at Grinnell College in Waverly, Iowa.

For each woman’s individual event including the pentathlon, the top 15 declared student-athletes were accepted into the competition. For each men’s individual event including the heptathlon, the top 13 declared student-athletes were accepted into the competition.

This marks the third-straight year that Coyle will compete at the indoor championships and he will return as the reigning NCAA Division III Indoor Long Jump National Champion. The Bradford, N.H. native will compete in both the long jump and triple jump at this year's championship. He is seeded fourth in the long jump with a mark of 7.3 meters and sixth in the triple jump with a distance of 14.89 meters.

After transferring from Tulane University, Curtis will embark on her second-straight trip to the NCAA Indoor Championships and compete in the pentathlon. The Princeton, N.J. product, who won the pentathlon at the New England Division III Championships, enters the competition seeded seventh with a qualifying point total of 3,286.

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