NEWMAC Track & Field Championships
Saturday, April 27—10:30 a.m.
Blake Track | Springfield, Mass.
• The Babson College men's and women's track & field teams travel to Springfield on Saturday to compete in the 2019 NEWMAC Championships. The men have finished fifth in five of the last six years, while the women's squad has come in eighth in each of the last four seasons.
2018 NEWMAC CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP
• John Decker '18 finished first in the 800-meter run for the third time in his career in addition to placing second the 1500-meter and anchoring the fourth-place 4x400-meter relay team for the Babson men.
• Senior Matthew Dynan placed third in both the 1500-meter run and 5000-meter run before joining Decker, junior Nicholas Virkler and sophomore Ethan Kohanik in the 4x400-meter relay.
• Senior Sayin Shute, juniors Sean Haney and Sean Rezendes along with Kohanik ran a school- record 43.89 in the 4x100-meter for a fifth-place finish.
• On the women's side senior Angelina Raffone owned the 100-meter dash with a school-record 12.20, and junior Camille Lewis reset her school record in the 3000-meter steeplechase logging a time a 12:27.83.
• Junior Stephanie Rodriguez came in seventh in the 1500 meters with a personal-best time of 4:50, while sophomore Emma Cavanugh placed seventh running 19:38.26 in the 5000 meters.
SCOUTING THE BABSON MEN
• The Green and White is heading in the conference meet after a weekend of strong performances at MIT.
• Dynan won the 800 meters with a time of 1:55.80, and joined Virkler and first-years Colin Cianciolo and Colin Regan to win the 4x400-meter relay.
• Cianciolo placed third in the 400-meter run in an NCAA regional qualifying time of 50.65, Myers came in fourth with a leap of 39-feet, 10-inches, and Shute, who returned to competition, placed eighth the 100-meter dash.
SCOUTING THE BABSON WOMEN
• The Beavers wrapped-up the regular season at the Sean Collier Invitational.
• The 4x400-meter relay quartet of Rodriguez, sophomores Grace Regan and Ana Lamoso and first-year Sydney McLaughlin broke the program record by nearly five seconds with a time of 4:11.26.
• Raffone returned from injury to finish third in the 100-meter dash clocking in a 12.4 77 for third place and first-year Vivian Lehman placed third with a time of 1:09.45 in the 400-meter hurdles.
TOP OF THE CHARTS
• On the men's side, Dynan ranks first in the 1500 meters, third in the 5000 meters and fourth in the 1500-meter run, while Regan is seeded second in the 3000-meter steeplechase and the 4x400-meter relay has clocked the third fastest time in the conference entering the league meet.
• On the Women's side, Raffone leads the conference in the 100-meter dash, Jacobs' time of 14.80 is first in the 100-meter hurdles, and Cavanugh is seeded third in the 5000-meter run. Babson's 4x400-meter relay also owns the fifth fastest time in the conference.
RECORDS ARE MEANT TO BE BROKEN
• Through five weekends of competition, the men's and women's track and field teams have combined to break eight school records. Dynan (5000-meters), 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 and 4x400-meter relay teams have produced top times on the women's side.
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.