Track & Field at Princeton/Coast Guard
Sam Howell Invitational—Princeton, N.J. | Saturday, April 6
Nitchman Track—New London, Conn. | Saturday, April 6
• The Babson College men's and women's track & field teams enter the fourth weekend of competition with a pair of events on the schedule.
• Senior Matthew Dynan will travel to the Sam Howell Invitational at Princeton University, while the remainder of the Beavers will compete at the Coast Guard Invitational on Saturday.
LAST TIME AT PRINCETON
• John Decker '18 crossed the finish line in 1:51.27 to record the second fastest 800-meter time in the country on his way to a second-place showing in the Sam Howell Invitational at Princeton on April 6, 2018.
• Dynan ran 4:02.74 in the second heat of the 1500-meter run to qualify for the NCAA regional meet.
LAST TIME AT COAST GUARD
• The Babson College men's and women's track & field teams matched a pair of school records and qualified for the NCAA regional championships in a pair of events at the Coast Guard Invitational on April 7, 2018.
• Senior Angelina Raffone matched a four-year old school record and qualified for the regional championships with her time of 26.79 in the 200-meter dash before coming back to place third in the 100-meter dash running 12.69.
• Junior Sean Rezendes matched his school record and qualified for regionals by clearing 6-feet, 2-inches in the high jump in addition to placing fourth in the long jump in school history 20-feet, 3-inches.
SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• The Babson men's and women's track & field teams posted three NCAA New England Championship qualifying times and set one school record at the Tufts Snowflake Invitational.
• On the men's side three Beavers punched their tickets to the NCAA regional meet as Dynan ran 1:55.39 in the 800-meter to take first, junior Samir Arora recorded a lifetime best 1:56.80 in the 800-meter run, and Sophomore Ethan Kohanik dropped a season-best 58.32 in the 400-meter hurdles.
• On the women's side the quartet of senior Raffone, sophomore Ana Lamoso and first-years Katherine Jacobs and Sydney McLaughlin bettered last week's school-record time 4x100-meter relay by crossing the finish line in 50.72 to finish fifth.
• Jacobs came in second in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.05, and Lamoso turned in a career-bests in both the 200-meter dash (28.94) and 400-meter dash (1:02.84)
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), first-year Colin 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.
AMONG THE NATIONS BEST
• Dynan's time of 3:55.78 in the 1500 meters achieved at point Loma in the Beavers' first meet of the year ranks seventh in the country
• Jacobs, who ran 14.90 in the 100-meter hurdles in her collegiate debut on March 16, currently owns the 14th 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.
• Raffone's 12.34 100-meter dash time from the Ross and Sharon Irwin Collegiate meet has her tied for 15th in the country
GETTING FAMILIAR WITH NEW LONDON
Saturday's meet at Coast Guard will be the first of two straight in New London, Conn., as the Green and White heads to Connecticut College for the Silfen Invitational next Friday and Saturday.