Men's Track Fourth At New England Div. III Championship
May 4, 2002 - Springfield College junior Adam Hughes (Bridgewater, Conn.)
won the 110 hurdles and later placed second in the 400 hurdles to highlight the Pride's fourth place finish at Saturday's New England Division III Men's Track & Field Championship at Williams College.
The Pride tallied 71 points to place behind host Williams (169.5), MIT (122) and Bowdoin College (72).
Hughes clocked a 14.95 in the finals of the 110 to earn Springfield's lone individual title. He also ran 54.04 in the finals of the 400 hurdles en route to runner-up honors.
Junior Jason Jackson (Phippsburg, Maine)
placed second in the finals of the 100 meter dash (11.06), junior Jon Notary (Bethlehem, Pa.)
finished fourth in the 800 meters (1:55.94) and senior Robert Mateicka (Metuchen, N.J.)
earned fifth in the 1500 meters (3:56.64).
The Pride next competes at the All-New England Championship at Boston, Mass. on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11.
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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