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Meet Preview: Track & Field at the MIT Sean Collier Invitational

Meet Preview: Track & Field at the MIT Sean Collier Invitational

Track & Field at the MIT Sean Collier Invitational
Saturday, April 20
Harry G. Steinbrenner '27 Stadium | Cambridge, Mass

THE SETUP
• The Babson College men's and women's track & field teams will travel to Cambridge, Mass. to compete in MIT's Sean Collier Invitational on Saturday afternoon.

2018 SEAN COLLIER INVITE RECAP
• The Babson men's and women's track & field teams set three records as senior Angelina Raffone set new 100m (12.30) and 200m (26.34) marks, while sophomore Ethan Kohanik ran 58.89 to claim the men's 400-meter hurdles record.
• On the men's side, junior Samir Arora placed first in the 800 meters running 1:57.33, classmate Nicholas Virkler placed third in the event running 1:58.23 and junior Sean Rezendes placed third in the high jump with a clearance of 6-feet.
• On the women's side, the quartet of Melanie Plattner '18, junior Stephanie Rodriguez, sophomore Grace Regan and Taline Karozochian placed third in the 4x400-meter relay running 4:20.11.

SCOUTING THE BABSON MEN
• The Green and White enters the weekend after two days of competition at the Silfen Invitational last Friday and Saturday. 
• First-year Colin Regan bettered his 3000-meter steeplechase record running 9:55.48, and classmate Colin Cianciolo ran a season-best 1:57.02 to win his heat of the 800-meter run heat to punch his ticket to the NCAA regional championships.
• In the jumps, senior Andrew Myers led the way with a distance of 40-feet in the triple jump, while junior Kalyan Ramkumar leaped to a career-best 39-feet 9.25-inches.

SCOUTING THE BABSON WOMEN
•The Green and White enters the weekend after competing at the Silfen Invitational
• Sophomore Emma Cavanaugh ran over half a minute faster in the 5000 meters recording an NCAA regional qualifying time and career-best 18:04.57 and Rodriguez ran a season-best 4:56.68 in the 1500 meters.
• First-year Katherine Jacobs placed first in the 100-meter hurdles running 14.80 to finish .34 ahead of the next hurdler, while Sophomore Ana Lamoso won her heart of the 400-meter dash with a personal-best 1:02.32.
• In her 3000-meter steeplechase season debut, sophomore Camille Lewis reset her school record running 12:24.23,

RECORDS ARE MEANT TO BE BROKEN
• Through four weekends of competition, the men's and women's track and field teams have combined to break seven school records. Senior Matthew Dynan (5000-meter), Regan (3000-meter steeplechase) set new men's marks, while Lewis ( 3000-meter steeplechase), Raffone (200-meter dash), Jacobs (100-meter hurdles), and the 4x100 quartet of Raffone, Lamoso, Jacobs, and first-year Sydney McLaughlin have produced top times on the women's side.

AMONG THE NATIONS BEST
• Jacobs, who ran 14.80 in the 100-meter hurdles at Coast Guard last Saturday for the second week in a row, currently owns the 23rd fastest time in Division III and is one of four first-year runners in the nation to post a time below 15.00 seconds this spring.

CONFERENCE READY
• The Babson men and women will this meet as a final tune-up before turning to the NEWMAC Championships.
• The NEWMAC championships will be held at Springfield College, for the second year in a row, on Saturday, April 27.

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