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Raffone, Tamulionis Set School Records as Women's Track & Field Finishes Eighth at NEWMAC Championships

Raffone, Tamulionis Set School Records as Women's Track & Field Finishes Eighth at NEWMAC Championships

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Sophomores Angelina Raffone (Westbrook, Conn.) and Katherine Tamulionis (Foxboro, Mass.) both shattered their own school records twice on Saturday as the Babson College women's track & field team finished eighth at the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships at MIT.

Raffone set a new mark with a time of 12.59 in the 100-meter dash prelims, and then shattered her own record against by finishing fourth with a time of 12.38 in the final. Tamulionis posted a time of 15.81 in the prelims of the 100-meter hurdles and then came in fourth by crossing the finish line with a new record time of 15.62. She also placed third with a time of 1:04.97 in the 400-meter hurdles.

Sophomore Chaela Hood (Plymouth, Mass.) came in third with a time of 41:22.38 in the 10,000-meter run, while senior Paris Ekman (Fargo, N.D.) placed seventh in the pole vault. First-year Stephanie Rodriguez (Guatemala City, Guatemala) and junior Melanie Plattner (Fort Lee, N.J.) finished eighth and 11th, respectively, in the 800-meter run.

Sophomore Abby Slater (Clinton, Mass.) came in ninth in the high jump and 13th in the 100-meter hurdles, while senior Nicole Smith (Barrington, R.I.) finished 10th in the 400-meter hurdles and 11th in the 100-meter hurdles. Classmate Melissa Perlman (Bentonville, Ark.) was 10th in the shot put and 13th in the discus.

Fifth-ranked MIT captured its ninth straight conference title, while WPI, Wheaton, Springfield and Coast Guard rounded out the top five.

The Beavers return to action on Friday when they take part in the NCAA New England Championships at Williams.

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