Headley Earns Third NEWMAC Track Athlete of the Week Honor
Springfield, Mass. - April 20, 2009
- Junior Steve Headley
was once again honored as the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men's Track Athlete of the Week after a standout performance at the Springfield Invitational this weekend.
This marks the second-straight week and third time overall that the Wilbraham, Mass. native has earned the conference honor.
Headley automatically qualified for a second event in the upcoming NCAA Championships over the weekend. The junior finished second in the 200 meter dash in a time of 21.30 and is now one of only two runners in the country to have automatically qualified for the race.
He also anchored SC's 4x100 relay team that finished first, but just missed qualifying for nationals as they ran a time of 41.96, missing the provisional qualifying time by 0.06 seconds.
Headley has already qualified in the 100 meter dash this season and currently has the second fastest time in the country with a time of 10.54. He is one of only four sprinters in the country to have automatically qualified for the event.
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.
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