Men's Track & Field Second At Coast Guard Invitational
NEW LONDON, Conn.,
Jan. 24, 2004 – Springfield College sophomore Billy King (Wilmington, Mass.)
won both the 55-meter dash (6.75) and the 200-meter dash (23.40) as the Pride finished second at the Coast Guard Invitational on Saturday.
Coast Guard won the event with 210 points, edging the Pride, which was second with 209. Kings Point (118), Eastern Conn. (81) and Conn College (16) rounded out the field.
SC senior Paul Jaroszewicz (East Longmeadow, Mass.)
took first place in the 400-meter dash with a time of 51.04.
Other winners for the Pride on Saturday included junior Blake Gulino (Old Saybrook, Conn.)
, who won the long jump with a mark of 21 feet, 11.75 inches, and junior Matt Acciaioli (Warwick, R.I.)
who won the shot put with a 50 foot, 2.5 inch toss. SC's 4 X 200-meter relay team of King, sophomore Chris Keyser (West Newbury, Mass.),
Jaroszewicz and senior Art Fredericks (Wallingford, Conn.)
came in first with an ECAC Division Indoor Championships qualifying time of 1:33.52.
Springfield College is at the West Point Invitational on Saturday, January 31.
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