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Coast Guard Edges Men's Track and Field For Springfield Tri-Meet Crown

Steve Headley and Nickel Hay Complete Results

Springfield, Mass. - April 11, 2009 - Despite outstanding individual performances by Steve Headley and Nickel Hay, the Springfield College men's track and field team finished second at a tri-meet on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Coast Guard finished with 142 and just edged the host Pride, who tallied 141 points in the meet. WPI rounded out the competition with 97 points.

Headley cruised to victory in the 100 in 10.63 and followed that up with a first-place finish in the 200 meters after crossing the finish line in 22.04. Hay, who finished second behind Headley in the 200 with a time of 22.25, finished first in the 400 with a time of 50.46.

Teammate Mike Griffin claimed first in the 800 with a time of 1:59.36, and crossed second in the 1500 in 4:05.17.

Springfield ran away in both relays as the team of Matt Amendola, Tom Brognano, Hay, and Headley won the 4x100 in 42.29, while Brognano, Kevin Behlmer, Chris Quetant, and Hay teammed up in the 4x400 for a win in 3:22.41.

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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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