Men's Track & Field

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Meet Preview: Track & Field at the Corsair Classic

Meet Preview: Track & Field at the Corsair Classic

Track & Field at the UMass Dartmouth Corsair Classic
Sunday, April 2—11 a.m.
UMass Dartmouth Track & Field Facility—Dartmouth, Mass.

Following the postponement of Saturday's Coast Guard Invitational, the Babson College men's and women's track & field teams will now compete at the UMass Dartmouth Corsair Classic on Sunday. Sunday's meet will mark the Beavers' first appearance at UMass Dartmouth since 2014.

The Green and White posted two victories and set a pair of school records as the women came in 12th while the men finished 13 at the Corsair Classic on April 5, 2014. Marina Capalbo '15 won the women's 5000-meter run with a school-record time of 18:04.11, and senior Paris Ekman (Fargo, N.D.) broke her own school mark for the second week in a row in the pole vault. On the men's side, Mark Gulesian '16 claimed first place in the 5000 meters by 0.01 seconds.

The Beavers were terrific in their opening meet, posting a pair of individual victories and one relay win last Saturday at Bridgewater State. Senior John Decker came in first in the 1500-meter run, sophomore Matthew Dynan won the 5000-meter run, and the quartet of senior JD Greenfield, sophomore Gabe Ficht and first-years Nicholas Virkler and Samir Arora added a first-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay. Greenfield recorded a third-place showing in the 800 meters and first-year Sean Rezendes finished fifth in his first collegiate meet in the high jump.

The Green and White put together a number of superb performances in its season debut, led by sophomore Katherine Tamulionis setting a new school record in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:01.30. Senior Paris Ekman came in sixth by clearing 10-feet, 6-inches in the pole vault, while first-year Angelina Raffone placed seventh in the 200 meters. Classmate Stephanie Rodriguez and sophomore Chaela Hood came in 12th and 13th, respectively, in the 400 meters and the 10000-meter run at Bridgewater State.

•    Decker, Dynan, Ekman and Hood all qualified for the NCAA New England Championships with their results last Saturday.