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Men's Track & Field Finishes Second At NEWMAC Championships

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WORCESTER, Mass., April 30, 2005 – Springfield College senior All-American Justin Welch (Woburn, Mass.) won the high jump (6 feet, 5 inches) as the Pride took second place at the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men’s Track & Field Championships on Saturday at WPI.

MIT won the meet with 246 points followed by the Pride (200), Coast Guard (167), WPI (78), Wheaton College (54), and Babson College (15).

Sophomore Tetsuji Kambara (Osaka, Japan) took first place in the 10,000 meters (33:05.29) to earn his second-consecutive NEWMAC crown after winning the 5,000 meters in 2004. Sophomore Jeff Cogan (Walworth, N.Y.) was victorious in the triple jump (43-6.50) while freshman Joe Dubuc (South Hadley, Mass.) ran to victory in the 110- meter hurdles in 15.93 seconds.

Second-team All-NEWMAC honors for the Pride included seniors Pat DeRocco (Utica, N.Y.) in the 800 (1:56.00), Jason Burnell (Poland, Maine) in the 400 intermediate hurdles (56.06), sophomores Alex Kampersol (Natick, Mass.) in the shot put (50-6),Cameron Turchetti (S. Deerfield, Mass.)in the javelin (169-10) and freshmen Nick DeCelle (Mechanicville, N.Y.) in the triple jump (43-3).

SC is the host of the Division III New England Men’s Track & Field Championships starting on Thursday, May 3, at 3:00 pm and continuing through Saturday May 5.
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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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