Men's Track & Field Finishes Second At Tufts
Jan. 25, 2003 - Springfield College senior Jason Jackson (Phippsburg, Maine)
finished first in both the 55- and 200-meter dashes to lead the Pride to second place at the Tufts Invitational, Saturday. Host Tufts won the meet with 167 points followed by SC's 156 and Bates' 139 in the nine-team field.
Jackson clocked winning times of 6.57 seconds in the 55, and 22.51 seconds in the 200. Springfield won the 4x200 in a time of 1:32.98.
Junior Pawel Jaroszewicz (East Longmeadow, Mass.)
lept to first-place in the triple jump (40 feet, 9 3/4 inches) and third in the long jump (20-6 1/4), behind sophomore teammate Blake Gulino (Old Saybrook, N.Y.)
who won the event (22-1 1/2).
Senior Bob Matiecka (Metuchen, Mass.)
ran to first place in the 1,000-meter run with a 2:34.58 clocking.
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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