A nationally-respected coach, Bill Falk was involved with cross country and track and field for more than six decades, including six years at Hope High School in the early 1960s, where he guided the Blue Wave to a dozen state titles combined in cross country and indoor and outdoor track. A member of both the National Pole Vault, R.I. Track Coaches Association and URI Athletic Halls of Fame, he coached for nearly 20 years at URI, where he was named New England Coach of the Year five times and nurtured the careers of five All-Americans, five IC4A titlists and 20 individual New England Champions. He also was a pole vault coach at the University of Miami for many years. Also a teacher, businessman and philanthropist, the Brown University graduate with a Masters from Columbia co-founded M-F Athletic.
 

Wanting to do his part to bring "stability” and “credibility” to the sports, Falk 10 years ago began sponsoring all three of the RIIL’s state championships, establishing the Bill Falk Fund with the R.I. Track & Field Foundation. The fund, created through a personal donation by him, also served to fund many clinics for coaches, athletes and officials. Mr. Falk died last fall at the age of 91.

"What Bill did in coaching the vault was a microcosm of what he did in life," said Mark Strawderman, a three-time All-American in the pole vault for URI before going on to become GM of the Track & Field division for M-F Athletic. "He was always looking for better ways to do things. He would challenge how and why we did things. Bill was always taking the time to help other people. He always put others before himself."


Divisional Championships

At Providence Career & Technical Academy
Bayha Division Championship (Girls) - 1/22/19 - RESULTS
Dwyer Division Championship (Girls) - 1/22/19RESULTS
Headley Division Championship (Girls), 1/24/19 - RESULTS
Sullivan Division Championship (Girls), 1/24/19 - RESULTS
Metro Division Championship (Boys), 1/26/19 - RESULTS
Suburban Division Championship (Boys), 1/26/19- RESULTS
North Division Championship (Boys), 1/26/19- RESULTS
South Division Championship (Boys), 1/26/19- RESULTS

Class Championships
February 2, 2019 at Providence Career & Technical Academy
Admission:
$7 for Adults; $5 for Students
Boys Class A Championship, 2/2/19 - RESULTS
Boys Class B Championship, 2/2/19 - RESULTS
Boys Class C Championship, 2/2/19 - RESULTS
Girls Large Class Championship, 2/2/19 - RESULTS
Girls Medium Class Championship, 2/2/19 - RESULTS
Girls Small Class Championship, 2/2/19 - RESULTS

Freshmen State Championships
At Providence Career & Technical Academy

Freshmen Boys State Meet, 2/5/19 - RESULTS
Freshmen Girls State Meet - 2/7/2019 - RESULTS

Junior Varsity State Championships 
At Providence Career & Technical Academy
Girls - 2/20/19 @ 5:30 p.m.(Rescheduled from 2/12 because of snow storm)
Boys - 2/13/19 @ 5:30 p.m. - RESULTS 

Indoor Track & Field State Championships
Presented by The Bill Falk Fund

February 16, 2019 at Providence Career & Technical Academy
A
dmission: 
$8
State Meet RESULTS 
Heat Sheets

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32nd annual New England Championship
March 2, 2019 at Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center, Boston


























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