NCAA Men's and Women's Track & Field National Championships
Thursday-Saturday, May 21-23
Merrick-Pinkard Track & Field Complex
For the first time in school history, Babson College will send two competitors at the NCAA Track & Field national championships. Senior Marina Capalbo qualified for the third consecutive year in the 1500-meter run, and junior Dominic Esposito, who became the first male in program history to earn a bid on Sunday, will compete in the decathlon. The prelims of the 1500 meters will take place on Thursday afternoon at 3:45 p.m., while the two-day decathlon starts on Thursday at 12 p.m. and will be completed on Friday afternoon.
LAST SEASON AT THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP:
Capalbo made her second straight NCAA championship appearance last season, coming in 19th in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:43.91.
SCOUTING THE BEAVERS:
Capalbo enters the national meet with the 13th best time this season among Division III competitors in the 1500-meter run. After earning NEWMAC Track Athlete of the Year honors at the conference meet on April 25, she shattered her own school records in the 800 meters (2:15.67) and the 1500 meters (4:31.95) to earn All-New England accolades for the third consecutive season at MIT on May 2…Esposito is coming off a terrific performance at the ECAC Championship that saw him set four personal bests in 10 events en route to posting a score of 6,076 to come in third and earn All-ECAC honors. He broke his own school record with 6,159 points and came in fourth to earn all-region honors at the NCAA New England Championships on May 1. His score ranks 23rd in Division III this season, and helped him cement the final spot in this year's national championship.