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Collegian Feature: Journey Of Jumps For Koncki

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Checkout this feature written by the Daily Collegian's Jeffrey Okerman on Zachary Koncki's school record breaking performance in the indoor long jump.

"I didn't know how to land, I didn't know how to do a run-through properly, I didn't know how to do a penultimate, the short step to get more height off the board. [With] the coaching here, I don't know if I would have learned all that somewhere else, but Jackson and [coach Ken O'Brien] helped me a great deal," says Koncki of his coaches.

Koncki now holds both the indoor and outdoor long jump records at UMass.

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Koncki Feature

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Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a great feature story on UMass junior jumper, Zachary Koncki. This past indoor season, Koncki brought home an A-10 and New England title in the long jump.

""I feel like I do better when there's something on the line," Koncki said.


The Minutemen are back on the UMass track this Saturday at 11:30 am for the Minuteman Invitational.

Happy Birthday: March 28 - Zachary Konicki

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On March 28, we wish Happy Birthday to junior jumper Zachary Koncki of Northampton.

Zachary Koncki

Republican Notebook: O'Brien's Magic

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Checkout this notebook blurb about the men's track and field team from over the weekend. Dick Baker from The Springfield Republican highlights the career of Ken O'Brien, and the success of his squad through the 2011 season.


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Over the weekend the Minutemen crowned four A-10 Champions.

Collegian: Track Athletes Excel At Giegengack Invite

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Checkout Scott Cournoyer's recap of the Giegengack Invitational. The Daily Collegian recaps the two-day event in which both the men and women had a series of strong performances.


"Overall, I was very pleased with the way our team performed, we had some more guys qualify for New England and IC4A events and that's important when thinking about going even further, said coach Ken O'Brien."