Jaroszewicz, Acciaioli Are All-Americans In Track & Field
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, May 29, 2004 – Springfield College senior Pawel Jaroszewicz (East Longmeadow, Mass.)
capped an amazing senior season by earning All-America honors in the 400 meters at the NCAA Division III Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Millikin University.
The Pride, which totaled eight All-Americans in the indoor and outdoor seasons, finished tied for 32nd overall.
Jaroszewicz, who finished third in the 400 at the NCAA indoor championships in March, repeated the performance in the event final on Saturday afternoon. He ran third (47.45) behind two Wisconsin-Lacrosse All-Americans. Senior Andrew Rock, who qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials with a time of 45.58, won the event, and sophomore Nate Olson edged Jaroszewicz at 47.34. Olson and Jaroszewicz both ran 47.29 in the second heat of the prelims. That time is an SC outdoor record.
Junior Matt Acciaioli (Warwick, R.I.)
also earned All-America accolades, placing sixth in the shot put with a throw of 54 feet, 5.5 inches. He won the event at the ECAC Division III Championships (May 15) at Williams, helping the Pride to fifth place, and was also a Division III All-New England and an All-New England selection this spring.
Also competing for SC were junior All-American Blake Gulino (Old Saybrook, Conn.)
, who finished sixth in the long jump prelims (22 feet, 4 1.4 inches), and freshman Cameron Turchetti (South Deerfield, Mass.)
, who was ninth in the final of the javelin (187 feet, 1 inch).
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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