Men's Track & Field Wins ECAC Championship
, May 16, 2003 -- The Springfield College men’s track & field team captured its second consecutive Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Championship on Friday.
The Pride outdistanced New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) champion MIT, which also hosted the two-day meet. On the women’s side, SC placed 12th out of 47 scoring teams.
SC senior Jason Jackson (Phippsburg, Maine)
had a sensational meet, running to first place in the 100 meters (10.74) and 200 meters (21.73). Sophomore All-American Blake Gulino (Old Saybrook, Conn.)
won the long jump (23 feet, 4 ¾ inches), and senior Adam Hughes (Bridgewater, Conn.)
finished second in the 110-meter high hurdles (14.75).
SC’s 4 X 400-meter relay team – junior Pawel Jaroszewicz (East Longmeadow, Mass.)
, senior Chris Roy (Fairhaven, Mass.)
, junior Art Fredericks (Wallingford, Conn.)
and senior Mike Notary (Bethelhem, Pa.)
– finished second (3:18.41), just behind Bowdoin (3:18.15). The Pride’s 4 X 100-meter relay team of freshman Billy King (Wilmington, Mass.)
, freshman Chris Keyser (West Newbury, Mass.)
, senior Vinnie Mazzaferro (Brimfield, Mass.)
and Roy turned in a third-place performance (43.40).
Senior Erin Pac (Farmington, Conn.)
, who is also a member of the U.S. Bobsled National Team, led the SC women by coming in second place in the heptathlon with 4,077 points. Junior Leyla Williams (Unionville, N.Y.)
was third in the hammer throw (47.38 meters).
Junior Suzie Snyder (Averill Park, N.Y.)
finished 12th with a school-record pole vault of 10 feet, 4 inches. Snyder also holds the school indoor record of 10 feet, 6 inches set in 2002.
Head Coach Ken Klatka
Ken Klatka, just inducted into the Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame in October, 2011, enters his 37th season as head coach of the men’s track and field program in 2012-2013. He ranks among the nation’s most successful coaches, with an overall record of 442 wins, 144 losses, and two ties for an impressive .753 winning percentage. Under his direction, Kevin Coyle '12 won the 2011 Division III Indoor Long Jump National Championship.
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