Men's Track & Field Is 26th At New England Championships
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, May 8, 2004 – Springfield College men’s and women’s outdoor track & field teams finished 26th and 32nd, respectively, at the New England Championships held Friday and Saturday at Northeastern University.
The University of Rhode Island captured the men’s title, while Boston College prevailed on the women’s side.
On the men’s side, junior Matt Acciaioli (Warwick, R.I.)
placed fourth in the shot put (16.25 m). Freshman Chris Allen (Sandwich, Mass.)
finished seventh in the high jump (1.96 m) while senior Jason Mandolesi (Wilbraham, Mass.)
placed seventh in the discus throw (43.68 m). All three were named to the All-New England team.
For the women, junior Leah Sullivan (Northboro, Mass.)
finished seventh in the discus throw (39.78 m), and sophomore Yasmin Goris (Worcester, Mass.)
placed eighth in 100 meters (12.67), marking the first time in nearly a decade that an SC sprinter reached the finals in that event. Both Sullivan and Goris earned All-New England honors.
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.
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