Men's Track & Field Competes At MIT Co-Ed Invitational
Feb. 15, 2002 - Springfield College senior Craig Sweiton (Frankfort, N.Y.)
finished first in the long jump with a 20 foot, 2 1/4 inch (6.15 meters) effort, while sophomore Justin Welch (Woburn, Mass.)
lept to first in the high jump with a 6 foot, 3 inch (1.90 meters) performance to lead the Pride at the MIT Co-Ed Invitational, Saturday.
Sophomore Matt Acciaioli (Warwick, R.I.)
finished second in the shot put (50 feet, 8 inches, 15.44 meters) and sophomore Jason Burnell (Poland, Maine)
finished second in the high jump 6-1 (1.85 meters), while freshman Chris Hamel (Methuen, Mass)
finished third in the 3,000 meters (9:29.80) and freshman Alex Knight (North Attleboro, Mass.)
tied for third in the high jump (5 feet, 11 inches, 1.80 meters).
Senior Vinnie Mazzaferro (Brimfield, Mass.)
ran to fourth place in both the 55-meter (6.88 seconds) and 200-meter (23.64) dashes, while senior Cory Langone (Whitesboro, N.Y.)
finished fourth in the 600 meters (1:28.10), junior Marcus Shetfall (Springfield, Mass.)
finished fourth in the long jump (18 feet, 10 1/2 inches, 5.75 meters), and junior Jason Mandolesi (Wilbraham, Mass.)
finished fourth in the shot put (43 feet, 9 inches, 13.33 meters)
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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