WESTWOOD, Mass.—Babson College senior John Decker (Parkland, Fla.) was named New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Track Athlete of the Week on Monday afternoon.
Decker recorded the second fastest time in Division III this season (1:51.27) to finish second in the 800-meter run at Princeton's Sam Howell Invitational on Friday afternoon. His time was 0.36 seconds behind Evans Kibet of Siena and better than four seconds faster than his closest Division III competitor in the field.
The reigning NEWMAC Track Athlete of the Year, Decker's time at Princeton was 0.39 faster than his performance at last year's Division III National Championships, where he finished fourth to become the program's first All-American.
The Beavers return to action on Friday when they take part in the Silfen Invitational at Connecticut College beginning at 2 p.m.