Men's Track Wins WPI Tri-Meet
, April 12, 2003 - -Springfield College freshman Bill King (Wilmington, Mass.)
took first place in the 100-meter dash (11.28) and the 200-meter dash (22.73) to help the Pride to a first place finish in a tri-meet over Coast Guard and host WPI Saturday afternoon.
SC won the meet with 189 points. Coast Guard recorded 136 points followed by WPI, which had 73.
King was one of seven SC winners in Saturday's meet. In the track events, senior Adam Hughes (Bridgewater, Conn.)
finished first in the 110-meter hurdles (15.01) and in the 400-meter hurdles (55.11). Senior Mike Notary (Bethlehem, Pa.)
took first place in the 800-meter run (1:58.44).
In the field events, Pride sophomore Blake Gulino (Old Saybrook, Conn.)
won in the long jump (21-07.00) while senior Craig Swieton (Frankfort, N.Y.)
won in the triple jump (40-05.50). Junior Jason Mandolesi (Wilbraham, Mass.)
took first in the discus throw (38.91 meters) and sophomore Matt Acciaioli (Warwick, R.I.)
won in the shot put (15.02 meters).
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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