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Meet Preview: Track & Field at the Bridgewater State Invitational

Meet Preview: Track & Field at the Bridgewater State Invitational

Track & Field at the Bridgewater State Invitational
Saturday, March 23—9 a.m.
Swenson Field—Bridgewater, Mass.

THE SETUP
After sending 14 athletes to California last weekend, the Babson College men's and women's track & field teams will compete with their full squads on Saturday morning at the Bridgewater State Invitational. The Beavers are competing at BSU to begin the season for the fifth time in the last six years.

LAST TIME AT BRIDGEWATER STATE
Melissa Perlman '17 broke her own school record in the hammer and finished third in the shot put as the Green and White opened its season with a number of strong individual performances on March 26, 2016. Kim Dvorak 'came in third in the women's long jump, while senior Matthew Dynan placed second in the 5,000-meter run. Cezary Bialon '16 and JD Greenfield '17 finished third in the triple jump and 400-meter dash, respectively, and Gabe Ficht placed fourth in the 800-meter run.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• The Babson men's and women's track & field teams combined to set three school records while posting five NCAA regional qualifying marks at the season-opening Ross and Sharon Irwin Collegiate Scoring Meet at Point Loma University on March 16.
• On the men's side, first-year Colin Regan set a new school record in the 3000-meter steeplechase running 10:04.06, while Dynan ran 3:55.78 to place second in the 1500 meters, before running 1:56.01 to place eight in the 800-meter run.
• On the women's side, two records were set as senior Angelina Raffone ran 23.29 in the 200-meter dash, while first-year Katherine Jacobs recorded a time of 14.90 in the 100-meter hurdles.

RECORDS ARE MEANT TO BE BROKEN
• Through one meet, the men's and women's track and field teams have combined to break three school records as Regan (3000-meter steeplechase), Raffone ( 200-meter dash) and Jacobs (100-meter hurdles) have left in the record books.

THE RETURNING CONFERENCE CHAMPION
• Raffone is coming off a remarkable 2018 season that saw her set two school records, finish first in the 100-meter dash at the NEWMAC Championships, and earn all-region honors at the NCAA New England meet.

POLL POSITION
• The Green and White was picked to finish sixth in the men's NEWMAC preseason coaches' poll, while the women's squad came in eighth.

WHAT'S UP NEXT
• The Beavers head to Medford, Mass. to compete at the Tufts SnowFlake Classic on Saturday, March 30.

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