Headley and Hay Garner ECAC Weekly Honors
Springfield, Mass. - February 19, 2009
- After terrific individual performances last weekend, Springfield's Steve Headley
and Nikki Hay
were honored by the ECAC for their excellence. Headley was named the Division III Track Athlete of the Week, while Hay picked up Division III Co-Field Athlete of the Week honors.
Headley won the 55-meter dash, beating out 118 other competitors, with a time of 6.34 seconds. Currently, the time stands as the second-fastest time in NCAA Division III, and also
tied the junior sprinter's best mark of the season. Headley also finished sixth in the 200-meter race, with a Springfield College record time of 22.16 seconds.
Hay won three events, and anchored the 4 x 400 relay team to a second place finish this week. She took first and met the NCAA provisional qualifying standards in the long jump (18-1/2 feet),
won the triple jump (38-11 ¾ feet) while qualifying for Division III New England’s, the ECAC Championships, and the Open New England meet. She also set a school record in the 200 with a
time of 25.55 seconds.
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
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