Men's Indoor Track Sixth at New Englands
, Feb. 16, 2002 - - Springfield College junior Jason Jackson (Phippsburg, Maine)
set a school record in winning the 200 meter final to lead the Pride to a sixth place finish at Saturday's New England Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships at Lewiston.
Jackson, who also placed fifth in the 100 meter final (6.62), clocked a 22.16 en route to winning the New England Division III Championship in the 200.
The Pride tallied 48 points to finish behind MIT (150.5), Williams College (150.5), Wheaton (81), Tufts (60), and Bowdoin (56) in the final team standings.
Junior Jon Notary (Bethlehem, Pa.)
recorded the third fastest time in school history in the 600 meter final (1:23.82) to place third in that event.
Senior Robert Mateicka (Metuchen, N.J.)
placed third in the 800 meters (1:56.17), senior Brandon Mahoney (Wilbraham, Mass.)
finished fifth in shotput (14.17 meters), and freshman Blake Gulino (Old Saybrook, Conn.)
was sixth in long jump (6.43 meters) to bolster the Pride's effort.
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
| Phone: 413.748.3230