Track & Field at the Connecticut College Silfen Invitational
Friday-Saturday, April 12-13
David and Lyn Silfen Track | New London, Conn.
• The Babson College men's and women's track & field teams will travel to Connecticut College to compete in the Silfen Invitational elite and open meets on Friday and Saturday for the fourth year in a row.
• The event begins with the decathlon and heptathlon at 2 p.m. on Friday, and will get underway again at 8 a.m. on Saturday.
2018 SILFEN INVITATIONAL RECAP
• The Babson men set two school records as Ryan Colaco '18 ran 10:06.83 in the 3000-meter steeplechase, while sophomore Ethan Kohanik dipped under the minute mark for the first time running 59.70 in the 400-meter hurdles.
• On the women's side, sophomore Camille Lewis became the first athlete in program history to compete in the 3000-meter steeplechase, while the duo of senior Chaela Hood and sophomore Emma Cavanaugh turned in personal-bests running 19:05.77 and 19:19.37, in the 5000 meters respectively.
SCOUTING THE BABSON MEN
•The Green and White enters the weekend after competing at the Sam Howell Invitational, and a seventh-place finish at the Coast Guard Invitational last Saturday.
• Senior Matthew Dynan placed eighth in the 1500-meter run at Princeton posting a time of 3:58.95, his second fastest of the season, to win his heat by more than a second.
• At Coast Guard, first-year Colin Cianciolo won the 400-meter dash with a time of 51.55, junior Sean Rezendes jumped 20-feet, 7.25-inches to place fifth, and first-year Zach Petrin came in sixth with a leap of 20-feet, 2.25-inches in the long jump. Clasmate Joseph Marwill placed seventh in the 800 meters with a season-best time of 1:59.98.
SCOUTING THE BABSON WOMEN
•The Green and White enters the weekend after a seventh-place finish at the Coast Guard Invitational last Saturday.
• First-year Katherine Jacobs lowered her school-record in the 100-meter hurdles crossing the line in an NCAA top-10 time of 14.80 to claim the gold, while classmate Vivian Lehman had a sub-70 second performance in the 400-meter hurdles running a season-best 1:08.50 to place third.
• Junior Stephanie Rodriguez placed third with a season-best 2:28.13 in the 800 meters and first-year Nina Sitarski finished sixth in the javelin with a throw of 92 feet.
RECORDS ARE MEANT TO BE BROKEN
• Through three weekends of competition, the men's and women's track and field teams have combined to break five school records as Dynan (5000-meter), first-year Colin Regan (3000-meter steeplechase), senior Angelina Raffone (200-meter dash), Jacobs (100-meter hurdles) and the women's 4x100 quartet of Raffone, sophomore Ana Lamoso, Jacobs, and first-year Sydney McLaughlin have left their marks in record books
AMONG THE NATIONS BEST
• Jacobs, who ran 14.80 in the 100-meter hurdles at Coast Guard last Saturday, currently owns the 14th seventh fastest time in Division III and is one of three first-year runners in the nation to post a time below 15.00 seconds this spring.
• Raffone's 12.34 100-meter dash time from the Ross and Sharon Irwin Collegiate meet has her tied at for 19th in the country.
• Dynan's time of 3:55.78 in the 1500 meters achieved at Point Loma in the Beavers' first meet of the year ranks 21st in the country.