Men's Track & Field Third at Tufts Invitational
February 5, 2004 – Springfield College senior All-American Matt Acciaioli (Warwick, R.I.)
won the shot put (51 feet) and placed sixth in the weight throw (44-3 1/4) as the Pride finished third out of 11 teams with 97.50 team points at the Tufts Invitational on Saturday.
In the field events, Pride senior captain Blake Gulino (Old Saybrook, Conn.)
took first in the long jump (21-2. 3/4), while sophomore Jeff Cogan placed first in the triple jump (43-5) and fifth in the high jump (6-2 3/4). Senior All-American Justin Welch (Woburn, Mass.)
was second in the high jump (6-4 3/4) and sophomore Alex Kampersal (Natick, Mass.)
finished second in the shot put (48-3 1/4).
In the running events, it was Pride junior All-American Billy King (Wilmington, Mass.)
finishing second in the 200 meters (23.03), while senior Jason Burnell (Poland, Maine)
placed sixth in the 400 meters (53.56).
On the women's side, senior captain Sarah Martin (Madison, N.H.)
won the triple jump (35-4 1/2) and placed second in the 55-meter hurdles (9.03) as the Pride finished third out of 12 teams with 114 points at the Tufts Invitational.
Pride sophomore Yasmin Goris (Worcester, Mass.)
sprinted to first in the
55 meters (7.50), while junior Sarah Tyman (Suffield, Conn.)
ran to a second place in the 600 meters (1:41.32). SC junior Alisha Miner (Sanbornton, N.H.)
placed third in the 400-meter dash (1:01.60).
In the field events, SC senior Amanda Alpert (Saugus, Mass.)
was first in the shot put (40-1/2); while senior Christina Davis (Orange, Conn.)
took second in the shot put (39-1 1/4) and weight throw (43-1/4). SC sophomore Natasha Landon (Hudson Falls, N.Y.)
was runner-up in the pole vault (10-0).
Both teams travel to either MIT or Boston University on Saturday, February 12.
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.
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