Men's Track & Field

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Meet Preview: Track & Field at the AIC Invitational

Meet Preview: Track & Field at the AIC Invitational

Track & Field at the AIC Invitational
Saturday, April 8—9:30 a.m.
John G. Hoyt '52 Track—Springfield, Mass.

The Babson College men's and women's track & field teams will compete for the third consecutive Saturday when they take on some of the region's top teams at the AIC Invitational.

The Green and White placed 16th on the men's side and 19th in the women's half of the meet at last season's AIC Invitational. Senior JD Greenfield posted a time of 50.87 to set a new school record in the 400-meter dash, and teamed up with junior John Decker and sophomores Gabe Ficht and Matthew Dynan to win the 4x400-meter relay in a time of 3:26.13. Junior Melanie Plattner recorded the program's fourth fastest time in school history (1:03.74) in the women's 400 meters, while senior Paris Ekman placed fifth in the pole vault.

The Beavers are coming off a 10th-place finish at the UMass Dartmouth Corsair Classic on Sunday afternoon. Sophomore Katherine Tamulionis came in second with a time of 16.25 in the 100-meter hurdles, and first-year Angelina Raffone finished fourth with a time of 13.11 in the 100-meter dash. Classmate Stephanie Rodriguez recorded a fourth-place showing in the 800-meter run, while sophomore Chaela Hood's time of 19:31.00 in the 5000-meter run was the best of her career.

The Green and White put together a number of strong performances on its way to finishing sixth at the Corsair Classic on Sunday. Decker and Dynan finished first and second in both the 800 meters and 1500 meters, and the Beavers' 4x400-meter relay squad posted a runner-up showing. Junior Ryan Colaco and sophomore Austin Henry came in third and fourth, respectively in the 3000-meter steeplechase, classmate Sayin Shute finished fifth in the 100-meter dash, and fellow sophomore Andrew Myers tied for fifth in the high jump.

•    Tamulionis' time of 16.25 in the 100-meter hurdles qualified her for the NCAA New England Championships, while Decker and Dynan both qualified for regionals in the 1500-meter run.
•    First-year Sean Rezendes posted top-10 finishes in both the long jump (sixth) and high jump (ninth).
•    Senior Melissa Perlman was eighth in the discus and 10th in the shot put, while classmate Nicole Smith came in 10th in the 100-meter hurdles in just her second career meet.