Lewis and Regan Set New Men's and Women's 3000-meter Steeplechase Marks on Day One of Silfen Invitational
NEW LONDON, Conn.—The Babson College men's and women's track & field teams set a pair of school records and qualified for the NCAA regional championships in two events on day one of the Silfen Invitational at Connecticut College.
First-year Colin Regan (Rochester, N.Y.) placed seventh in the 3000-meter steeplechase, running 9:55.48, to better his own school record and, while classmate Colin Cianciolo (East Greenwich, R.I.) ran a season-best 1:57.02 to win his heat of the 800-meter run heat and punch his ticket to the NCAA regional championships.
In the javelin, first-year Sean Kennedy (Weymouth, Mass.) led the way for the Beavers with his toss of 139-feet, 5-inches, while junior Sean Rezendes (Scituate, Mass.) was the Green and White's top long jumper with a distance of 19-feet, 11.75-inches.
In her 3000-meter steeplechase season debut, sophomore Camille Lewis (Cheshire, Conn.) reset her school record running 12:24.23, classmate Emma Cavanaugh (Southbury, Conn.) ran over half a minute faster in the 5000 meters with an NCAA regional qualifying time and career-best of 18:04.57, and junior Stephanie Rodriguez (Guatemala City, Guatemala) ran a season-best 4:56.68 in the 1500 meters.
The Green and White will begin the second day of competition at Connecticut College on Saturday at 8 a.m.