NEW LONDON, Conn. -- The Babson College track and field teams both finished 11th at the United States Coast Guard Academy Spring Invitational on Saturday. Both teams featured five top-10 finishes at the competition, including five top-five performances.
For the women, sophomore Charlotte Margel and junior Michelle Black both turned in magnificent efforts in the 1500 meter run. Margel posted the best time of her career and the second fastest in Babson history with a 4:58.72, placing her fourth overall. Black was close behind in fifth place with a PR of 5:00.06 - the fourth fastest time in program history.
First-year Imani Smith continued her stellar rookie season by placing second in the 400 meter hurdles with a 1:10.21 and third in the 100 hurdles with a 17.98. Black added an eighth-place effort in the 800 meter run, junior Wendy Glickenhouse posted PRs in both the 800 and 1500, and sophomore Nevart Varadian recorded a personal best in the 100 hurdles.
For the men, junior Justin Bowman recorded the
second fastest time of his career while placing 10th in the 400
meter dash. His run of 52.38 seconds just second only to his
own program record of 51.39. Junior Kwami
Chambers-Powell finished fifth in the 400 hurdles with a
time of 1:01.19 - the second-best mark of his career and the fourth
fastest in Babson history. First-year Ricardo
Azcarraga also cracked the program's top-10 in the 100
meter dash, finishing eighth in the event with a 11.60 - the eighth
fastest mark in team history.
Other top performances for the Babson men included an eighth-place finish by first-year Eduardo Arechabala in the 1500 meter run, a seventh-place effort by first-year Will Hallock in the 5000, and a ninth-place finish by sophomore Rob Chapruet in the 110 meter hurdles. Sophomore Josh Andermarch contributed personal bests of 4:59.29 in the 1500 and 111 feet, one inch in the javelin, while sophomore Scott Worth and senior Jordan Bray added throws of 107-04 and 84-04 in their first-ever appearance in the javelin.