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
, 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