Dynan Wins 1500 Meters, Men's Track & Fields Records Sixth-Place Finish at NEWMAC Championships

Dynan Wins 1500 Meters, Men's Track & Fields Records Sixth-Place Finish at NEWMAC Championships

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.— The Babson College men's track & field team recorded 46 points, just two below its program high, to place sixth at the New England Women's and Men's Conference (NEWMAC) Championships at Springfield College on Saturday afternoon.

MIT earned its 19th consecutive conference title, while WPI and Springfield came in second and third, respectively.

Senior Matthew Dynan (Reading, Mass.) posted a time of 4:08.07 to place first in the 1500-meter run on the way to earning his first individual NEWMAC title and second all-conference award in the event. Dynan returned later with juniors Nicholas Virkler (Lincoln, Mass.)and Samir Arora (Fremont, Calif.), and first-year Colin Cianciolo to place third in the 4x400-meter relay crossing the line in a time of 3:28.65.

In his NEWMAC Championship debut, first-year Colin Regan joined Dynan on the all-conference list by placing second in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:00.51. Classmate Michael Cantaluppi finished behind him in seventh place with a time of 11:38.57.

The quartet of senior Sayin Shute (Lexington, Mass.) and juniors Sean Haney (Duxbury, Mass.), Sean Rezendes (Scituate, Mass.) and Jeremie Cabling (Hawthorne, N.J.) placed third in the 4x100-meter relay in a season-best time of 44.30. Haney also came in ninth in the prelims of the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.40, while he and Shute finished 12th and 13th, respectively, in the 200 meters.

Sophomore Ethan Kohanik (Delran, N.J.) ran 58.32 to place fourth in the 400-meter hurdles, and Cianciolo earned a fourth-place finish the 400-meter run by clocking in at 51.26. Virkler also had a strong performance in the 800 meters by coming in eighth in a time of 1:58.43. 

In the jumps, Rezendes recorded a personal-best and NCAA New England Championships qualifying mark of 21-feet, 4-inches in the long jump to come in eighth, and also placed seventh in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 8.75 inches. First-year Zach Petrin (Plainfield, N.H.) came in 10th in the long jump by clearing 20-feet, 5.25-inches. 

The Beavers return to action next Friday when they travel to Williams to compete at the NCAA New England Championships.