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Brennen Named NEWMAC Men's Track & Field Coach of the Year

Brennen Named NEWMAC Men's Track & Field Coach of the Year

BOSTON—Babson College men's track & field coach Russ Brennen was selected as the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Coach of the Year on Wednesday afternoon.
 
The award, which is the first for Brennen and the first in the 17-year history of the program, comes following a banner performance at Saturday's conference meet. The Beavers won three event championships and finished fifth overall with 43 points, which equaled the 2015 squad for the second most in school history.
 
Under Brennen's guidance, the Green and White had five athletes collect all-conference accolades on Saturday, highlighted by junior John Decker's (Parkland, Fla.) selection as the NEWMAC Track Athlete of the Year. Decker won the 800-meter run for the second time in three years, captured the 1500 meters by nearly three full seconds, and teamed with senior JD Greenfield (Reading, Mass.) and sophomores Matthew Dynan (Reading, Mass.) and Gabe Ficht (Newburyport, Mass.) to win the 4x400-meter relay. Not to be outdone, first-year Sean Rezendes (Scituate, Mass.) broke the school record in the high jump.
 
Brennen has now led the men's program to seven all-league awards and four NEWMAC event championships since 2015. Prior to Saturday, Babson had finished first in three events at the conference meet since the program's inception in 2001.
 
In addition to their NEWMAC success, the Beavers will send 13 individuals to the NCAA New England Championships, which begin on Friday at Williams College.

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