Men's Track and Field Shines at Harvard Invitational
, December 12, 2005 -- Springfield College freshman Silvienne Krosendijk (Seroe Biento, Aruba)
took second place in the long jump as many men’s and women’s track and field athletes performed well in non-scoring competition, featuring Division I, II, and III teams at the Harvard Invitational on Saturday, December 10.
Krosendijk’s leap of 5.60 meters (18 feet-4 ½ inches) was second overall and first among all Division III athletes. The leap provisionally qualified her for the NCAA Division III National Championships in March. Pride freshman Amy Walter (South Burlington, Vt.)
took sixth in the triple jump with a 10.21-meter (33’-6”) jump. SC junior Rachael Disaia (Waterford, Conn.)
took sixth place in the weight throw with a 43'-2 ½" toss.
In the running events, junior Alyssa Brigham (Penacook, N.H.)
was the first Division III runner across the line in the mile run as she took fourth place overall with a time of 5:22.73. Pride senior Yasmin Goris (Worcester, Mass.)
crossed the line fifth in the 60-meter dash in 8.06 seconds. SC’s 4 x 400-meter relay team of senior Alisha Miner (Sanbornton, N.H.)
, junior Jen McBride (Mechanicville, N.Y.)
, freshman Eva Gibson-Mueller (Ipswich, Mass.)
, and sophomore Kristyn Meade (Raynham, Mass.)
took third place in 4:11.35.
On the men’s side, Pride junior Alex Kampersal (Natick, Mass.)
won the shot put competition with a 16.11 meter hurl. SC sophomore Dominic Uguccioni (Colrain, Mass.)
placed fourth in the weight throw (47'-6 ½") while fellow sophomore Nick DeCelle (Mechanicville, N.Y.)
grabbed fourth place in the long jump (21'-7 ¼").
On the track, Pride junior Tetsuji Kambara (Osaka, Japan)
crossed the line second in the 5,000-meters with a time of 14:54.82. Freshman Eric Nacsin (East Longmeadow, Mass.)
ran 1:59.07 in the 800-meter race to finish third. Senior All-American Bill King (Wilmington, Mass.)
blazed the 200-meter dash in a time of 23.07 seconds to finish fourth in the meet.
SC’s next competition is the Coast Guard Invitational in New London on January 21.
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.
Contact Head Coach Ken Klatka
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