Men's Track & Field Competes at ECAC Division III Championship
Troy, N.Y. – May 16, 2014 -
The Springfield College men's track & field team competed at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Championships, hosted by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) on Thursday and Friday, and was led by Parker Ashton-Youngs
Ashton-Youngs had the top performance for the Pride, placing third overall in the javelin, with a distance of 58.24m.
Brandon Hammerstrom finished 16th overall and third in his flight in the men's shot put with a toss of 14.35m while Ryan O'Connell placed 18th in the 1500m with a time of 4:06.61.
The 4x100 relay team of Marcus Brown, Jacob Buhelt, Brian Stacy and Ken Toal finished 22nd overall with a combined time of 44.75.
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
| Phone: 413.748.3230