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Springfield College Hosts Second Day of 2009 ECAC Div. III Men's Track & Field Championships; Moravian Places First; RIT Second; RPI and Ithaca Tie for Third

Steve Headley Complete Results

Springfield, Mass. -- May 15, 2009 -- The second day of competition at the ECAC Division III Men's Outdoor Track & Field competition is complete at Springfield College's Blake Track. The top 10 finished as follows: Moravian finished first as a team with 64.50 points, followed by RIT (45), RPI and Ithaca (36), Buffalo State and Cortland State (32.50), Wheaton (Mass.) (31), Springfield (29), Geneseo State (28), and Cobleskill and Williams (27). Individual first place finishers appear below.

It was the second straight year that the Moravian men (and, for that matter, the Moravian women) captured the title.

Nate Tussey, ECAC Div. III Most Outstanding Male Performer The ECAC's Most Outstanding Male Performer of the meet was senior Nate Tussey of Moravian, who won both the 110 High Hurdles in a time of 14.49, and the 400 Intermediate Hurdles in a time of 52.96.

For complete results, including all team results, please check out the link above. Results can also be viewed at www.nesportstiming.com.

From a Springfield College point of view, the men scored a total of 29 points, all on the second day of competition, to finish eighth alone. As usual, junior Steve Headley was the Pride's brightest star. The 2009 indoor national champion in the 55-meter dash, Headley ran away with the 100 meter dash with an ECAC record time of 10.51 seconds. That broke the old mark of 10.59 by Amann Siddeeq of Cortland at the 2007 ECAC meet. In the same event, Matt Amendola placed seventh in 11.17.

In addition, senior Mike Griffin placed fourth in the 800 meters with a time of 1:53.07. Two relays also scored for SC. The 4x100 finished second with a time of 41.77. That quartet included Matt Amendola, Steve Headley, Tom Brognano, and Nickel Hay. The 4x400 finished fifth with a time of 3:19.24. The foursome included Brognano, Hay, Kevin Behlmer, and Chris Quetant.

Moravian Wins  2009 ECAC Div. III Men's Track & Field Championships
2009 ECAC Champions - Moravian College

Individual 2009 ECAC Division III Champions

Event Men's Champion Time/Distance Women's Champion Time/Distance
Decathlon Matt Joseph, RIT 6,602 pts.    
Heptathlon     Hazel Briner, MIT 4,247 pts.
Pole Vault Craig Van Leeuwen, Ramapo 4.97m Anna Heim, Moravian 13-2 1/4
Javelin Cory Peterman, Ithaca 202-7 Marybeth Rocco, Waynesburg 134-3
Hammer Bryan Kolacz, Keene St. 189-5*, ECAC Record Julia Hopson, Fredonia St. 178-1
100 HH     Sumer Rohrs, Frostburg St. 14.04
110 HH Nate Tussey, Moravian 14.49    
100 Steve Headley, Springfield 10.51* ECAC Record Shakey Singleton-Ladson, Cabrini 12.34
3,000 Steeplchase Kyle O'Brien, Cortland St. 9:09.27*, ECAC Record Christa Johnson, Ursinus 10:45.92
10,000 Zachary Miller, RIT 31:37.03 Amanda DiPaolo, Springfield 37:01.28
4x100 Relay Buffalo State 41.45 Wheaton (Mass.) 47.61
High Jump Mike McManus, Geneseo St. 6-8 3/4 Kristen Serikstad, Cortland 5-7 3/4
Shot Put Jun Ho Ham, Union 52-5 1/4 Alyssa Pirinelli, St. Lawrence 47-4 1/4
1,500 Brian Cole, Williams 3:53.82 Jacqui Wentz, MIT 4:30.94
400 Carlton Wildman, Cobleskill 48.11 Marcia McCord, Ithaca 55.95
Long Jump Pete Charles, Lehman 22-10 1/2 Christiana Taylor, Cabrini 18-5 3/4
Discus Jun Ho Ham, Union 157-1 Ruby Western, Smith 135-4
400 IH Nate Tussey, Moravian 52.96 Sumer Rohrs, Frostburg St. 1:00.97
800 Brian Leiter, Frostburg St. 1:50.50* ECAC Record Elizabeth Danhakl, Williams 2:13.73
200 Eric Woodruff, Moravian 21.22* ECAC Record Shakey Singleton-Ladson, Cabrini 25.34
Triple Jump Qasim Ellis, Farmingdale St. 46-4 3/4 Nikki Hay, Springfield 40-1 1/4
5,000 Seth Yernye, Plattsburgh St. 15:04.38 Jenn Cronin, Lebanon Valley 17:38.50
4x400 Relay Wheaton (Mass.) 3:15.22 Cabrini 3:52.20
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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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