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Amendola, Brognano, Hay, and Headley Return To NCAA Division III Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Amendola, Brognano, Hay, and Headley Return To NCAA Division III Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championships Springfield, Mass. - May 19, 2010 - For the second-consecutive year, the Springfield College men's track and field team will send four student athletes to the upcoming 2010 NCAA Division III Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championships from May 27-29 in Berea, Ohio. The All-American 4x100 relay team of Matt Amendola, Tom Brognano, Nickel Hay, and Steve Headley will race once again, while Headley will also run in the 100 and 200 meter dashes.

The Championships will be hosted by Baldwin-Wallace College and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission and will be held at Tressel Field in Finnie Stadium.

The 4x100 relay team enters the NCAA's with the 11th fastest time in the country as the team ran a season-best 41.45 at the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships on April 24 to qualify for the national meet.

Last season, Springfield's 4x100 meter relay team, which was seeded sixth at the NCAA's, finished sixth with a time of 41.36 seconds and all four participants earned All-America status.

As for Headley, he will look to defend his national title in the 100 meters as he was crowned the national champion a year ago. Headley is one of only three athletes to have automatically qualified for the 100 and currently has the fastest time in the country. He will enter the race with a qualifying time of 10.40, which was his winning time at the All New England Championship on May 8.

In the 200, Headley has the second-fastest time in the country this season, a 21.10, which he ran at the Division III New England Championships. Headley will have his eye on the top qualifier and defending national champion, Eric Woodruff of Moravian, who owns the fastest time this season with a 20.82. Just last weekend at the ECAC Championships, the two squared off in the premier race of the ECAC's, and Headley was victorious with a time of 21.16, crossing before Woodruff's time of 21.46.

A year ago, Headley recorded a time of 10.51 seconds in the 100 to win his second national title after previously winning the 55 meter national championship during the indoor season. In the 200, Headley took third after crossing the finish line in 21.31.

The complete list of qualifiers is available on the following Web Site: www.raceberryjam.com/index0d.html. This Web site is maintained by Apple Raceberry Jam, a computer services company that provides results for track and field and cross country meets.

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Ken Klatka 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. Read more.

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