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Track & Field Sets Three Records at MIT's Sean Collier Invitational

Track & Field Sets Three Records at MIT's Sean Collier Invitational

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The Babson College men's and women's track & field teams recorded three school records and qualified five athletes for the NCAA regional championships at the MIT Sean Collier invite on Saturday afternoon.

Junior Angelina Raffone (Westbrook, Conn.) ran her way to a second-place finish in the 100-meter dash, clocked a school-record 12.30 to qualify for the regional championships. Raffone, who matched the 200-meter dash school record earlier this season, doubled back running 26.34 to shatter the old school-record by .45.

Sophomore Stephanie Rodriguez (Guatemala City, Guatemala) and senior Melanie Plattner (Fort Lee, N.J.) both logged life-time bests, punching their tickets to the regionals championships in the 800-meter, running 2:20.80 and 2:21.31, respectively. In the 1500-meter run, first-year Camille Lewis (Cheshire, Conn.) recorded a personal-record, 5:10.23, to take eighth place, while classmate Emma Cavanaugh (Southbury, Conn.) placed tenth running a lifetime-best 5:14.42. Junior Chaela Hood (Plymouth, Mass.) stepped down in distance this week running 5:19.56 in her second collegiate 1500-meter.

The quartet of sophomore Taline Karozichian (Pleasantville, N.Y.), first-year Grace Regan (Kingston, N.Y.), Plattner and Rodriquez took third place in the 4x400-meter relay running 4:20.11, while Raffone, Plattner, Rodriquez, and first-year Tianna Houston (Cranston, R.I.) ran 54.90 to grab eighth place in the 4x100-meter relay.

On the men's side, First-year Ethan Kohanik (Delran, N.J.) continued his success in the 400-meter hurdles by improving his school-record to 58.89, and in the process, qualifying for the regional championships. Kohanik also competed in the open 400-meter race, running 54.46 to take 15th-place.

Also punching his ticket to the regional championships was Sophomore Samir Arora (Fremont, Calif.), who ran his collegiate-best 1:57.33 to win the 800-meter run, while classmate Nicholas Virkler (Lincoln, Mass.) placed third in the event, running a season-best 1:58.23.

Junior Sayin Shute (Lexington, Mass.) ran 11.41 to take fifth-place in the 100-meter dash, while Sophomore Sean Haney (Duxbury, Mass.) finished .14 behind in to take seventh-place. Shute doubled back to place ninth in the 200-meter dash running 23.12, while senior Jonathan Miller (Westford, Mass.), who ran a lifetime-best, and classmate Ryan Colaco (Danville, Calif.) placed sixth and seventh in the 1500-meter run, running 4:15.86 and 4:21.60, respectively.

Sophomore Sean Rezendes (Scituate, Mass.) placed third in the high jump with a clearance of 6-feet to go along with his 20-feet, 2.25-inches performance in the long jump, while first-year Kalyan Ramkumar (Delmar, N.J.) placed tenth in the triple jump with mark a mark of 38-feet, 7-inches. 

The Beavers return to action next Saturday when they compete in the NEWMAC Championships at Springfield.