DEDHAM, Mass. -- The Babson College track and field teams opened their 2011 season at the non-scoring Northeastern Spring Open at the Solomon Track in Dedham on Saturday. The event featured athletes from Division I, II, and III institutions.
Highlighting the day for Babson was sophomore star Charlotte Margel, who posted the fastest time of her career and the second fastest in program history in the 10000 meter run by completing the race with a time of 39:56.14. As a result, she placed fifth overall in the event and qualified for both the NCAA and the ECAC New England Championships for the second consecutive year.
Other top finishers on the women's side included sophomore Jessica Lack, who placed 13th in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:09.60, and sophomore Nevart Varadian, who took 15th in the 100 meter hurdles with a finish of 19.60 seconds. Lack's time in the 400 was the 10th fastest in school history.
Leading the Beavers on the men's side were junior Kwami Chambers-Powell and sophomore Jake Williams. Chambers-Powell finished fifth in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:01.42 while also placing 11th with an 18.60 in his debut in the 100 hurdles. Meanwhile, Williams cut nearly a minute off his previous best in the 10000 meter run, finishing 13th overall with a new PR of 34:57.65.
Also on the men's half of the meet, sophomore Joshua Andermarch posted a personal best throw of 107 feet, 11 inches in the javelin, and first-year Nate Kolman finished 23rd in the 1500 with a time of 4:30.87.