Men's Track & Field Splits Tri-Meet With Bates and Southern Maine
April 9, 2005 – Springfield College sophomore All-American Dave Forrette (Chicopee, Mass.)
won the 400-meter dash (50.04) and anchored the second place 4x400-meter relay team (3:24.31) as the Pride defeated the University of Southern Maine in a tri-meet with Bates College today at Blake Track.
SC downed USM 160-70, but fell to Bates 194-160 in the Pride’s second meet of the season. SC junior All-American Bill King (Burlington, Mass.)
took second place in the 100- (11.30) and 200-meter dashes (22.61), and also ran a leg on the 4x400-meter relay.
In the field events, the Pride swept the top-three places in the high jump as sophomores Chris Allen (Sandwich, Mass.)
and Jeff Cogan (Walworth, N.Y.)
were first and second with equal jumps of 6 feet, 4 ¾ inches and senior All-American Justin Welch (Woburn, Mass.)
was third (6-2 ¾). SC sophomore Cameron Turchetti (S. Deerfield, Mass.)
was first in the javelin with a throw of 179-6.
Bates senior Joel Anderson won both the 800 meters (1:58.41) and the 1500 meters (4:00.91).
The Pride’s next competition is Saturday, April 16, at WPI at 12:00 pm.
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