Women's Track & Field

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Meet Preview: Track & Field at the Tufts Snowflake Classic

Meet Preview: Track & Field at the Tufts Snowflake Classic

Track & Field at the Tufts Snowflake Classic
Saturday, March 30 | 10 a.m.
Dussault Complex | Medford, Mass.

THE SETUP
• For the second week in a row, the Babson College men's and women's track & field teams will compete with their full squads on Saturday morning as the Beavers travel to Medford for the Tufts Snowflake Classic. The Beavers are competing at Tufts for the second year in a row.

LAST TIME AT THE TUFTS SNOWFLAKE CLASSIC
• On the men's side, John Decker '18 finished first in the 1500-meter run to qualify for the NCAA New England Championship with a time of 4:00.87, while senior Sayin Shute ran 22.95 in the 200-meter dash to record an NCAA regional mark.
• On the women's side, senior Chaela Hood posted an NCAA regional mark and a NEICAAA qualifying time running 39:54.56 in the 10,000, while senior Angelina Raffone placed third in the 100-meter dash running 13.25.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• The Babson men's and women's track & field teams combined to set two school records as the men placed fourth and the women eighth at the Bridgewater State Invitational last Saturday. 
• On the men's side, senior Matthew Dynan broke a seven-year-old record by almost three seconds and qualified for the NCAA regional meet with his second-place time of 15:14.34 in the 5000-meter run.
• Junior Sean Rezendes also came in second with a career-best leap of 20-feet, 9-inches in the long jump, and the quartet of juniors Samir Arora and Nicholas Virkler, sophomore Ethan Kohanik and first-year Colin Cianciolo came in first in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:34.19.
• The women's 4x100-meter relay team of Raffone, sophomore Ana Lamoso, and first-years Katherine Jacobs and Sydney McLaughlin broke a school set back in 2013 with their time of 51.61 on the way to taking first place
• Raffone, who anchored the 4x100-meter relay, came back to place second in the 200 meters in a time of 26.74.

AMONG THE NATION'S BEST
• Jacobs, who ran 14.90 in the 100-meter hurdles in her collegiate debut on March 16, currently owns the seventh fastest time in Division III and is one of two first-year runners in the nation to post a time below 15.00 seconds this spring.
• Dynan's time of 3:55.78 in the 1500 meters achieved at Point Loma in the Beavers' first meet of the year ranks sixth in the country.

TEN EARN NEWMAC RECOGNITION
• Six men and for women were honored when the conference announced its first weekly award winners on Monday. Dynan was named men's track athlete of the week, Rezendes collected men's field athlete of the week honors and Babson's men's 4x400-meter squad and the women's 4x100-meter team collected relay team of the week accolades.

RECORDS ARE MEANT TO BE BROKEN
• Through two meets, the men's and women's track and field teams have combined to break five school records as Dynan (5000-meter), Regan (3000-meter steeplechase), Raffone ( 200-meter dash), Jacobs (100-meter hurdles) and the women's 4x100 quartet of Raffone, Lamoso, Jacobs, and McLaughlin have left their marks in record books.

WHAT'S UP NEXT
• The Beavers will compete in Princeton's Sam Howell Invitational and the Coast Guard Invitational next Friday and Saturday. 

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