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Men's Track & Field Earns Meet Title in Springfield 5-Way

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Springfield, Mass. -- December 3, 2011 -- The Springfield College men's track and field team easily handled a season-opening five-way indoor meet in the Springfield College Field House this afternoon, scoring 202 points in defeating four other teams.

Team scores were as follows: Springfield 202, WPI 149, Westfield State 117, RIC 82, Eastern Connecticut State 32.

In the jumping events, Kevin Coyle continued to dominate with a winning leap of 6.94m (22-09.25) in the long jump and a distance of 14.47m (47-05.75) in the triple jump.

Matt Scully was victorious in the 1,000 after running a time of 2:35.86, and teammate Brian Fuller cruised to a victory in the 5,000 with a time of 14:47.69.

Springfield's 4x200 relay team of Garrett Sharnick, Ken Toal, Ryan Gower, and Steven Gallagher also claimed first in 1:35.09.

The Pride had a handful of second-place finishers on the afternoon. In the 60 meter dash, Dylan Brock ran a second-place time of 7.2 seconds, while Sharnick also posted a time of 23.47 to finish second in the 200. First-year Michael Johnson crossed the finish line second in the 400 in 51.24.

Also finishing second on the afternoon was Sean Nunan, who ran a 1:27.27 in the 600. Eric Archambault took second in the mile with a time 4:38.51, while Anthony Salvucci was also runner up in the 3,000 with a 8:47.54. Orlando Harvey added second-place points with a toss of 14.00m (45-11.25) in the shot put.

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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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