Men's and Women's Track & Field Weekend Preview
Friday, April 17—Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton University
Saturday, April 18—Sean Collier Invitational at MIT
WHAT TO KNOW:
The Babson College men's and women's track & field teams are set for a busy weekend as they will send competitors to both the Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton University and the Sean Collier Invitational at MIT. Seniors Marina Capalbo and Mark Gulesian will take part in the 1500-meter run, and first-year John Decker will compete in the 800 meters at Princeton, while the remainder of both Beavers' squads will prepare for next Saturday's NEWMAC championship meet at MIT.
LAST SEASON AT MIT:
The Beavers enjoyed a strong performance at last season's Sean Collier Invitational as Capalbo and first-year Paris Ekman both set school records. Capalbo broke her previous mark in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:16.89, while Ekman set a new program mark in the pole vault. Imani Smith '14 set a PR with a time of 16.13 in the 400-meter hurdles, and Gulesian recorded a trio of top-three finishes in the men's portion of the meet, including a second-place showing in the 800 meters. Vickrum Nabar '14 his best times of the season to date in both the 200 meters and 400 meters, while the Beavers' 4x800 relay team of Gulesian, sophomore William Nemeth, Brian deLeon '14 and Nate Kolman '14 concluded the day with a victory.
SCOUTING THE BEAVERS:
The Green and White will compete for the fifth consecutive weekend ahead of next Saturday's NEWMAC championship meet. Capalbo came in second in the 1500 meters and fourth in the 800 meters, edging first-year Melanie Plattner, at the University of New Hampshire Invitational last Saturday. Senior Brianna Stiklickas was ninth in the javelin, junior Kim Dvorak came in ninth in the 100-meter dash, and sophomore Melissa Perlman, who set a school record in the hammer throw on April 4, finished ninth in the shot put and 11th in the discus. The Babson men recorded nine top-10 results last Saturday, led by a fourth-place showing by Gulesian in the 1500-meter run. Decker came in fifth in the 800-meter run, classmate Jon Miller was seventh in the 5000 meters, and junior Cezary Bialon finished fifth in the triple jump.