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
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.
Contact Head Coach Ken Klatka
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