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    Knights Men’s Track and Field Win ECC Championship

    The Knights Men’s Track and Field team won the inaugural East Coast Conference Outdoor Championship on Sunday. The event was close and came down to the final two races on day two at Queens College, but the Knights held off St. Thomas Aquinas 165-164. “I told them give it your all, leave it all on the track,” said head coach Greg Welch. The Knights did exactly that as they finished second in the 4×800 relay, meaning all they had to do was finish in the final event to win the championship. “Winning the first championship at home was big for them,” said Welch. “I am very happy for the kids, they put a lot…

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    Dominance on and off the court

    Queens College men’s basketball head coach Kyrk Peponakis sits in his office after suffering a tough defeat to LIU Post. His Knights’ winning streak had just been snapped at five games. He is unhappy, but as players dart in and out of his office, you can see the connection he has established with them. Sports figures are often judged by wins and losses. In sports, there is more pressure to win than ever before. Peponakis certainly has plenty of wins; his 241 are the most in program history. But, a down year last season has caused his career record to dip below the .500 mark. Despite recent struggles, his 23…