Cross Country at the Keene State Invitational
Saturday, October 5 | 11 a.m. (M), 12 p.m. (W)
Owl Athletic Complex | Keene, N.H.
• The Babson cross country teams return to action for the first time since September 7 on Saturday at the Keene State Invitational.
• The men's 8k race kicks off the day at 11 a.m., while the women will compete in a 5k race at 12 p.m.
LAST TIME AT KEENE STATE
• The Beavers opened their 2010 campaign at Keene State with the women finishing third in a 2-mile race and the men placing fifth in a 5k meet.
• Charlotte Margel '13 was Babson's top female finisher coming in fourth, while AJ Skains '15 led the men's squad with a 36th-place result.
SCOUTING BABSON WOMEN
• The Green and White is coming off a seventh-place finish at Fitchburg State's Jim Sheen Memorial Invitational last month.
• Senior Stephanie Rodriguez came in first with the best 5k time of her career (18:57), while junior Camille Lewis placed 39th with a time of 21:24.
• Junior Caroline Winicki came in 50th overall, crossing the finish line in 21:48, and classmate Julia Lawlor posted a time of 22:15, which was just two seconds off her personal best.
SCOUTING THE BABSON MEN
• The Beavers placed sixth at Fitchburg State's Jim Sheehan Memorial Invitational on September 7.
• First-year Gabriel Ortega was the team's top finisher with a time of 27:43, good for 16th place, while sophomore Collin Regan added a 20th-place result with his time of 28:15.
• Sophomore Joseph Marwill (24th) and senior Samir Arora (28th) were separated by just 16 seconds finishing the 8k Doyle Conservation Center course in 28:28 and 28:44, respectively.
SCOUTING THE FIELD
• Keene State won both the men's and women's races in 2018, but neither field included nationally-ranked programs Williams and Middlebury, who will both be racing on Saturday.
• The Ephs are No. 2 in the latest men's poll and fifth in the women's poll, while both Panther squads appear in the top 20 of the most recent USTFCCCA poll.
RUNNING INTO THE HISTORY BOOKS
• Thanks to her performance at Fitchburg State, Rodriguez now owns the seventh fastest 5k time in program history.
• She is also joined Lydia Halloran '05 and Marina Capalbo '15 as one of just three females in Babson history to break the 19-minute mark at a 5k meet.
• The Beavers are set to compete in the Western New England Invitational in Springfield, Mass., on October 19.