Track & Field Teams Compete At Tufts Holiday Classic
Dec. 14, 2002 - Freshman Billy King (Wilmington, Mass.)
finished first in the 200-meter dash (23.16 seconds), third in the 50-meter dash (6.72) and ran a leg on the victorious 4x200-meter relay (1:33.75) to lead Springfield College at the Tufts Holiday Classic, Saturday.
Junior Pawel Jaroszewicz (East Longmeadow, Mass.)
finished first in the triple jump (12.97 meters) and second in the long jump (6.44), behind sophomore teammate Blake Gulino (Old Saybrook, Conn.) (6.59).
Graduate student Bob Mateicka (Metuchen, N.J.)
took first place in the 1,500-meter run (4:03.86).
On the women's side, junior All-American Marisa Clapp (Winchendon, Mass.)
ran to first-place finishes in the 5,000-meter run (17:51.35) and the 1,500-meter run (4:44.80), and ran a leg on the victorious 4x400-meter relay (4:14.20). Freshman Meghan Young (Hurley, N.Y.)
finished second in the 5,000 (19:20.17).
Junior Leyla Williams (Unionville, N.Y.)
and freshman Christina Davis (Orange
swept the top-two places in the 20-pound weight throw with throws of 13.76 and 12.93 meters, respectively.
Head Coach 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.
Contact Head Coach Ken Klatka
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