Hiltz and Ferguson Compete in Tufts Last Second Decathalon
Somerville, Mass. – April 18, 2014 -
The Springfield College men’s track and field team had a pair of participants in the Tufts Last Second Decathalon at Ellis Oval last Thursday and Friday.
Senior William Ferguson (Lake Hopatcong, N.J.) finished seventh overall, while teammate Michael Hiltz (Essex, Conn.) finished eighth, as the Pride’s only two competitors in the field.
Ferguson appeared in the top five in a pair of events, including a second-place finish in the high jump, where the Applied Exercise Science major jumped 6-0.5 to take runner up. Ferguson also placed fourth in the 110 hurdles with a time of 17.62. Hiltz, an Exploratory Studies major, placed second in the javelin, throwing a distance of 150-11, while also finishing fourth overall in the discus, tossing a 83-09.
The Pride will be back in action on April 26 at the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletics Conference (NEWMAC) Championships.
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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