Four Going To NCAA Track & Field Championships
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, May 25, 2004 -- Springfield College will send four individuals to the NCAA Division III Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships that will be held May 27-29 at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois.
All-American Pawel Jaroszewicz (East Longmeadow, Mass.)
caps a remarkable senior season by competing in the 400-meter dash. He turned in a third-place performance in that event at the NCAA indoor championships in March to lead the Pride to a 20th-place finish. At both the ECAC Division III Indoor and Outdoor Championships, Jaroszewicz sprinted to first in the 400 meters, and he won the Division III New England Indoor title in the 200 meters.
Junior All-American Blake Gulino (Old Saybrook, Conn.)
qualified in the long jump for the second-consecutive season. Gulino, who placed eighth in the preliminaries at last season’s outdoor championships, finished fourth in the event at the ’03 NCAA indoor championships.
Two newcomers to the national meet are sophomore Matt Acciaioli (Warwick, R.I.)
, an All-New England selection in the shot put, and freshman Cameron Turchetti (South Deerfield, Mass.)
, a Division III All-New England choice in the javelin.
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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