Men's Track & Field Second At NEWMAC Championships
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April 27, 2003--Springfield College junior Marisa Clapp (Charlton, Mass.)
won the 800 meters (2:19.45), 1500 meters (4:44.56) and 5000 meters (18:07.77) to lead the Pride to a second-place finish at the 2003 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Track and Field Championships Sunday at Smith College.
Clapp was named to the all-conference first-team in all three events. SC junior Leyla Williams (Unionville, N.Y.)
and freshman Christina Davis (Orange, Conn.)
were both named to the all-conference second team in the hammer and javelin, respectively.
On the men's side, senior Adam Hughes (Bridgewater, Conn.)
took first in the 110-meter high hurdles (14.77) and the 400 intermediate hurdles (55.19) to pace Springfield's second-place finish. Hughes' time in the high hurdles was a NEWMAC championship-meet record.
Junior Brian Pearsall (Fairport, N.Y.)
won the 800 meters (1:56.78) and sophomore All-American Blake Gulino (Old Saybrook, Conn.)
won the long jump (7.06 meters). SC's 4x100 meter relay team, which consisted of freshman Billy King (Wilmington, Mass.)
, freshman Chris Keyser (Newbury, Mass.)
, senior Vinnie Mazzaferro (Brimfield, Mass.)
and senior Chris Roy (Fairhaven, Mass.)
, also took first place (43.31). Hughes and the other five SC event winners were named to the NEWMAC All-Conference First Team.
The Pride's 4x400 relay team - junior Art Fredericks (Wallingford, Conn.)
, Hughes, senior Jon Notary (Bethlehem, Pa.)
and Roy - were all named to the NEWMAC all-conference second team. Senior Mike Notary (Bethlehem, Pa.)
was a second team all-conference selection in the 800 meters, while sophomore Matt Acciaoli (Warwick, R.I.)
was named second team all-conference in the shot put.
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.
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