Springfield, Mass. - February 6, 2010 - In its final home indoor meet of the season, the Springfield College men's track and field team picked up seven individual victories en route to a dominating performance on Saturday afternoon. In a meet comprised of six teams, Springfield won with 204 points, followed by Trinity (112), Eastern Conn. State (71), Stevens (64), AIC (35), and Rutgers-Newark (10).
Steve Headley raced past the competition en route to a first place finish in the 55 meter dash with a time of 6.42. Classmate Matt Amendola posted a strong effort in the 200-meter crossing the line in 23.42 for a second place finish.
Dominance on the track continued as the junior duo of Nickel Hay and Chris Quetant took first and second places respectively in the 400-meter. Hay finished in 50.49 with Quetant close behind finishing in 50.56.
James Dang continued his impressive freshman campaign by besting the competition in the 600-meter with a time of 1:26.29. The 800-meter saw the Pride take first, second, and third place accolades. Junior Troy French finished in 1:58.58 to win the event, while sophomore Russell Johnson narrowly defeated classmate Adam Sickler by .03 to take second place.
Another trifecta occurred in the 1,000-meter run as Stephen Creamer finished first in 2:33.19, with teammates Zach Pietras and Ryan O’Connell close behind to finish in second and third places, respectively.
Freshman Anthony Salvucci was victorious in the 3,000-meter topping the field in 8:58.41. Rounding out top performers on the track was the 4x400 relay team of Emil Occhiboi, Kevin Coyle, Kevin Vieser, and Greg Coleman who finished second in 3:31.98.
In the field, John Koziatek finished second in pole vault with a vault of 12-3 1/4 to finish in second place, while Kyle Brown finished third. Coyle turned in yet another strong performance in the long jump, recording a first place jump of 22-4 1/2.
Nick Hogan placed second in the shot put with a throw of 42-8 1/4, just ahead of teammate Jonathan Nardi who threw 41-10 1/2. Hogan also finished second in the weight throw with a throw of 47-2 1/2.
The Pride will return to action next Saturday when they travel to Boston, Mass. for the Valentine’s Invitational.