O'Connell and Niemiec Compete at All-New England Championship
Boston, Mass. - March 1, 2014 - Ryan O'Connell (Middleboro, Mass.)
and Alex Niemiec (Chicopee, Mass.)
represented the Springfield College men's track & field team on Friday and Saturday at the All-New England Championship.
On Friday, Niemiec competed in the 60 meter dash preliminaries, finishing third with a time of 7.02 in a field of 29 runners. The first-year also competed in the long jump, finishing 8th with a leap of 22-00.25.
On Saturday, O'Connell raced in the 3000 meter run, placing fourth out of 28 runners with a time of 8:24.61.
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