• Babson Track and Field Teams Earn Team Academic Awards
    August 05, 2010
    The Babson College men’s and women’s track and field teams have both been named to the 2010 Division III All-Academic Track and Field Teams as announced by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) earlier this week. In order to be eligible for this award, teams must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.1 or higher. “In a sport that is results driven, you really have to be focused on your goals,” said head coach Russ Brennen. “It is great to see that the Babson teams can apply the same philosophies in the classroom that they do on the track and be able to achieve such great success.”
  • Blackburn Caps Off Magnificent Career At Last Chance Meet At MIT
    May 21, 2010
    The Babson College track and field program saw the end of an era on Friday, as senior captain Lauren Blackburn (York, Maine) concluded her spectacular career at the Last Chance Qualifier Meet at MIT. Competing in the 400 meter hurdles, Blackburn placed third out of four competitors with a time of 1:05.56 – her fastest time of the season, the second fastest of her career, and only a second shy of qualifying for the NCAA Championships. Over the last four years, Blackburn has rewritten the Babson track and field record books. She departs as the program’s all-time record holder in six different events – five individual and one relay. She holds the school mark of 1:02.79 in the 400 meters, 2:22.01 in the 800 meters, 15.97 in the 100 hurdles, 1:05.04 in the 400 hurdles, and 3857 points in the heptathlon, in which she begin competing this spring. In addition, she was a member of this year’s record-setting 4x400 meter relay team, which set a new program mark of 4:17.23 with Blackburn running anchor.
  • Blackburn Leads Babson Trio At ECAC New England Championships
    May 14, 2010
    One of three athletes representing Babson College, senior captain Lauren Blackburn (York, Maine) made history at the 2010 ECAC New England Track and Field Championships at Springfield College on Thursday and Friday, as she finished fourth overall and earned All-ECAC honors in the heptahlon. In her final collegiate season but her first competing in the event, Blackburn placed fourth and broke her own program record by scoring 3857 total points. A five-time qualifier for the ECACs across three events, she joins Katie Collins as the only female All-ECAC selections in program history, while her fourth-place finish is the best ever by a Babson woman at the competition.
  • Blackburn Garners All-Region Honors To Pace Babson At NCAA Division III New England Championships
    May 01, 2010
    The Babson College track and field teams sent four individuals and two relay teams to the 2010 NCAA Division III New England Championships at Tufts University this weekend. Highlighting the event for the Beavers was senior captain Lauren Blackburn (York, Maine), who earned All-New England honors for the second time in her illustrious career when she placed sixth overall in the heptathlon. Babson's first-ever athlete to qualify for New Englands in the heptathlon, Blackburn set new personal bests in five of the seven events, including a school record in the 800 meters. In addition, Blackburn also competed in two other events outside of the hepthalon, placing 10th in the 400 hurdles and anchoring Babson's 4x400 relay team, which also set a new program mark.
  • Blackburn Highlights Track And Field's Day At NEWMAC Championships
    April 24, 2010
    Although not reflected in the team scores, the Babson College track and field teams enjoyed a sensational day at the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships at Springfield College on Saturday, as the Beavers posted numerous personal bests, two new school records, and three more regional qualifications. The women's team finished in a tie for seventh place at the competition, while the men came in sixth overall. Highlighting the women's half of the meet was once again senior captain Lauren Blackburn, who celebrated her final conference championship meet with a fabulous all-around effort. The senior star set new personal records in both the long jump and the shot put, placed sixth in the 400 hurdles, joined first-year Jessica Lack, sophomore Colleen Carr, and sophomore Alexa Untermann on the Beavers' school record-setting 4x400 relay team, and shattered her own program record in the preliminaries of the 100 hurdles.
  • Untermann Paces Track and Field At MIT Invitational
    April 17, 2010
    The Babson College track and field teams competed at the non-scoring MIT Invitational on Saturday. Sophomore Alexa Untermann highlighted the day for the women, recording a personal best throw of 107 feet, 3 inches in the javelin and clearing 4 feet, 11 inches in the high jump to qualify for the NCAA Division III New England Championships in both events. Senior captain Lauren Blackburn also had a big day for the Beavers, placing first in the 100 meter hurdles, second in the 400 hurdles, and fifth in the javelin. On the men's side of the meet, sophomore Justin Bowman broke his own school record in the 800 meter run, finishing third overall with a time of 1:55.69. Sophomore captain Kwami Chambers-Powell added a stellar performance in the 400 hurdles, as he finished fourth with a time of 1:00.99 - the second fastest finish in program history.
  • Blackburn, Margel Head Track and Field at George Davis Invitational
    April 10, 2010
    The Babson College track and field team participated at the George Davis Invitational at UMass-Lowell on Saturday, where the Beavers posted a slew of personal bests as well as one new school record. Highlighting the women's half of the meet were senior captain Lauren Blackburn and first-year Charlotte Margel. Blackburn continued her brilliant all-around season with another historic performance, as he broke the program record in just her second appearance ever in the 800 meter run. Blackburn's time of 2:22.65 placed her ninth at the competition and was more than three seconds faster than the previous school mark. Margel also had a good day, recording the team's best overall finish when she placed second in the in the 5000 meter run.
  • Blackburn Makes Babson Track And Field History At Coast Guard Invitational
    April 03, 2010
    Senior captain Lauren Blackburn made Babson College track and field history when she became the program's first-ever NCAA Division III New England qualifier in the heptathlon on Saturday, as she led the Beavers to a stellar day at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Spring Invitational. The Babson women placed 10th at the event, while the men took 11th. Blackburn's New England Championship qualification in the heptathlon came after she placed in the top eight in three events and took 15th in another. She won the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:06.51 while also placing fifth in the long jump, eighth in the 200 meter dash, and 15th in the javelin.
  • Two Event Victories, Two School Records Highlight Track and Field's Day at Worcester
    March 27, 2010
    The Babson College track and field teams enjoyed a stellar day at the Worcester City Invitational at WPI on Saturday, where the women finished fifth out of 11 scoring teams and then men tied for seventh out of 10 scoring squads.Senior captain Lauren Blackburn and first-year Charlotte Margel led the Babson women, as they recorded the team's first two individual event victories of the season. Blackburn finished first in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:25.84 - the second fastest in program history - while Margel won the 5000 meter run with a time of 19:11.60. The men's half of the meet saw Babson break a pair of program records. Sophomore Kyle Fitzpatrick finished second overall in the 10000 meter run with a time of 32:14.10 while fellow sophomore Justin Bowman also made school history, taking seventh place in the 300 meters with a time of 51.39 seconds.
  • Margel, Blackburn Qualify For New Englands As Track And Field Opens At Northeastern
    March 20, 2010
    The Babson College track and field teams opened their 2010 season at the Northeastern Husky Invitational on Saturday. A total of 19 athletes represented the Green and White across 21 events at the competition, which did not track team scores. Highlighting the day for Babson were senior captain Lauren Blackburn and first-year Charlotte Margel, who wasted little time in qualifying for the 2010 NCAA Division III New England Championships. Blackburn placed third overall and met the regional qualifying standard in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:08.03. It marks the fourth straight year that the star hurdler has qualified for the New England Championships. Meanwhile, Margel qualified in her collegiate debut in the 10,000 meter run, placing ninth overall with a time of 41:16.48 - the fourth fastest time in program history.
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