Headley Earns Third NEWMAC Track Athlete of the Week Honor
Springfield, Mass. - April 20, 2009
- Junior Steve Headley
was once again honored as the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men's Track Athlete of the Week after a standout performance at the Springfield Invitational this weekend.
This marks the second-straight week and third time overall that the Wilbraham, Mass. native has earned the conference honor.
Headley automatically qualified for a second event in the upcoming NCAA Championships over the weekend. The junior finished second in the 200 meter dash in a time of 21.30 and is now one of only two runners in the country to have automatically qualified for the race.
He also anchored SC's 4x100 relay team that finished first, but just missed qualifying for nationals as they ran a time of 41.96, missing the provisional qualifying time by 0.06 seconds.
Headley has already qualified in the 100 meter dash this season and currently has the second fastest time in the country with a time of 10.54. He is one of only four sprinters in the country to have automatically qualified for the event.
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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