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
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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