Mike Miller Leads Decathlon After Day 1 of the Track & Field New England's All Divisions
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- May 9, 2008 -- Mike Miller
, a senior at Springfield College, is the leader of the decathlon event at the New England Open Division Men's Track & Field Championships at the University of New Hampshire in Durham after Day 1 of competition.
A native of Storrs, Conn., Miller established a personal best with a halfway mark of 3,579 points, far better than his previous best of 3,481 points set at Holy Cross just three weeks ago. In this meet, Miller is 236 poiints ahead of his nearest competitor, James Spaulding of Southern Maine, who has 3,343 points after the first day.
Miler did very well in each event, including the shot put and the high jump in which he finished first. His day began with a personal best time of 11.52 seconds in the 100 meter dash. He then long-jumped 20-feet, 10-inches. He then won the shot put with a toss of 42-1 1/2. He followed that up by winning the high jump at 6-5 1/2. Finally, in very windy conditions, he ran a 51.78 in his closing event, the 400.
Day 2 of the decathlon competition for Miller and the remaining competitors is Friday.
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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