Ux Selected NEWMAC Field Athlete of the Week
Babson Park, Mass. -- April 9, 2012
-- Ryan Ux
of the Springfield College men's track and field team has been named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference Field Athlete of the Week following his efforts over the past weekend.
A native of Nashua, N.H., Ux had a great showing in a tri-meet at Middlebury College on Saturday. As a team, SC finished third with 117.16 points, placing behind Bowdoin and Middlebury.
But Ux wound up winning the javelin throw with a toss of 202-feet even or 61.58 meters. He finished more than 26 feet better than his nearest competitor. His distance ranks him second in New England and 12th nationally.
Next Saturday, Springfield will compete in New London, Conn. at Coast Guard along with WPI.
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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