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Men's Track & Field Earns Sixth Place Finish

Alex Niemiec Complete Results

Springfield, Mass. - -January, 31, 2014-- Alex Niemiec (Chicopee, Mass.) and PJ Andrews (Lincoln, R.I.) proved to be Springfield’s top performers at the track and field meet held this afternoon at the Springfield College Field House. The Pride placed sixth of ten squads.

The final team scoring was a follows – Worcester State 130.50, American International 105, Williams 89.50, Amherst 83, UMASS Dartmouth 82, Springfield 75, Eastern Connecticut 49, Trinity 37, Wheaton 14, Mount Saint Mary 10.

Niemiec and Andrews had Springfield’s only individual wins on the day. Niemiec was victorious in the 60 meter dash with a time of 7.02. In the weight throw, Andrews took first with a heave of 15.04 meters (49-4.25).

The Pride also secured a victory in the 4x200 relay with the team of Ryan Gower (Barrington, R.I.), Ken Toal (Newtown, Conn.), Derek Jackson (Warwick, R.I.), and Niemiec with a combined time of 1:32.38.

In the pole vault, Andrew Aronne (Wethersfield, Conn.) placed third at a mark of 3.55 meters (11-7.75). Sam Baker (Durham, Conn.) also placed third the Pride in the high jump with a height of 1.88 meters (6-2).

Ryan O’Connell (Middleboro, Mass.) placed fourth in the 1000 meter run crossing the finish line at 2:34.35.

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Head Coach Ken Klatka

Ken Klatka 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. Read more.

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