Baker, Hammerstrom, Dayton Event Winners in Men's Track and Field Tri-Meet
Springfield, Mass. -- April 6, 2013
-- Sam Baker
, Brandon Hammerstrom
, and John Dayton
of Springfield College all triumphed in their field event specialities at this afternoon's track & field tri-meet at the Pride's Blake Track. In team results, Middlebury won with 181 points, followed by Bowdoin with 143.5, and Springfield with 87.5.
Baker won the high jump with a leap of 6-feet, 2-inches. Hammerstrom captured the shot put with a heave of 43-feet, 9-inches. And Dayton took the hammer throw with a toss of 177-feet, 5-inches.
Also winning for host Springfield was Dan Sugar in the 10,000-meter run as he finished in 37:48.56.
Second-place winners for the Pride included Ken Toal in the 100 meters in 11.27 seconds, and Peter Andrews in the hammer with a toss of 169-feet, 1-inch.
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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