Esposito Becomes Beavers' First All-ECAC Honoree Since 2006
SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—The Babson College men's track & field team wrapped up one the best seasons in program history by setting three school records on the final day of competition at the Eastern College Athletic conference (ECAC) Championship at the Springfield College Track & Field Facility on Friday afternoon.
In addition to the records, junior Dominic Esposito (Massapequa, N.Y.) came in third in the decathlon, becoming the first male to earn All-ECAC honors since 2006. His 6,076 points were the third highest total in program history, and just three points shy of second place.
Esposito came in seventh with a time of 16.33 in the 110-meter hurdles and finished 11th in the discus before finishing fourth by clearing 12-feet, 4.75-inches to set a new school record in the pole vault. He then came in sixth with a throw of 140-feet in the javelin, and won the 1500-meter run with a time of 4:30.00. Esposito, whose top decathlon score ranked 20th among Division III competitors entering the ECAC Championship, will now wait until Sunday to find out if he is one of 20 competitors selected for NCAA Division III nationals in the decathlon.
First-year John Decker (Parkland, Fla.) capped a tremendous first year at Babson by helping set a pair of school records on Friday. He posted a time of 1:54.06 to regain the school record in the 800-meter run by three one-hundredths of a second after senior Mark Gulesian (Miami, Fla.) broke his mark at the University at Albany last Saturday. Decker came in 10th overall, while Gulesian finished 18th in the race.
Decker and Gulesian then combined with sophomore Trevor Lomba (Dartmouth, Mass.) and first-year Ryan Colaco (Danville, Calif.) to set a new school mark with a time of 7:56.66 in the 4x800-meter relay. The Beavers quartet broke the previous program record set two years ago at the ECAC Championship by over two seconds.