Men's Track & Field Finishes 15th At ECAC Div. III Championship
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March 8, 2003 - Springfield College senior Jonathan Notary's (Bethlehem, Pa.)
third-place finish in the 500-meter dash (1:06.44) led the Pride to a tie for 15th place (out of 43 scoring teams) on Saturday at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Championships at Tufts University.
The Pride also received excellent performances from sophomores Blake Gulino (Old Saybrook, Conn.)
and Matt Acciaoli (Warwick, R.I.)
. Gulino, who qualified for this weekend's NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships in Depauw, Ind., in the long jump, finished in seventh place in that event (6.59 meters), and Acciaoli also finished in seventh in the shot put (15.37 meters).
On the women's side, Springfield College junior All-American Marisa Clapp (Charlton, Mass.)
led the Pride to a 20th-place finish (out of 50 scoring teams) at Saturday's ECAC championship. Clapp, who will compete in the 1,500 and 5,000 meter runs at the NCAA Division III Championships, finished second in the 1500-meter run (4:37.50) on Saturday.
Springfield College junior Leyla Williams (Unionville, N.Y.)
also helped out the Pride with a fourth-place finish in the weight throw competition (14.45 meters).
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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