Track & Field: NCAA New England Championships Preview

Track & Field: NCAA New England Championships Preview

Track & Field at the NCAA New England Championships
Friday, May 3—5:10 p.m. | Saturday, May 4—10:30 a.m.
Lee Track & Field Complex at Weston Field—Williamstown, Mass.

THE SETUP
• The Babson College men's and women's track & field teams will send 14 athletes to this weekend's NCAA New England Championships at Williams College.
• The Beavers have qualified for two events beginning on Friday afternoon and a full slate of events on Saturday.

2018 NCAA NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS RECAP
• The Babson College men's and women's track & field teams combined to set three school records while earning nine all-region awards at last year's NCAA New England Championships at MIT.
• The Beaver men placed tied for 16 out of 32 scoring teams with 18 points, while the women finished in a tie for 30th.
• Earning individual all-region honors on the men's side were the duo of John Decker '18, who ran 1:51.35 to finish second in the 800-meter run, senior Matthew Dynan, who placed fourth in the 1500 meters running 3:56.29.
• The squad of Decker, Dynan, and juniors Nicholas Virkler and Samir Arora ran a school-record 7:52.78 in the 4x800 meter relay to place fourth, while junior Sean Rezendes recorded a school-record jump of 6-feet, 3.250 inches in the high jump.
• On the women's side, senior Angelina Raffone finished eighth in the 100-meter dash running 12.53 to earn her first all-region honor, while the quartet of Melanie Platter '18, junior Stephanie Rodriguez and sophomores Camille Lewis and Grace Regan ran a school-record 9:47.72 in the 4x800-meter relay to earn all-region honors.

SCOUTING THE BABSON WOMEN
• The Babson women's track and field team recorded team-best 28 points at the 2019 NEWMAC championships.
• The quartet of Raffone, who earned a third-place finish in the 100-meter dash, sophomore Ana Lamoso and first-years Vivian Lehman, and Sydney McLaughlin placed fifth in the 4x100-meter relay
• Lehman finished third in the 400-meter hurdles running 1:08.53, McLaughlin ran a school-record 1:00.83 to finish sixth in the 400-meter run before clocking a 26.77 in the 200-meter dash to place eighth and Rodriguez placed sixth in the 1500-meter run with a time of 5:01.62
• Sophomore Emma Cavanaugh placed seventh in the 5000-meter run, and the relay of Rodriguez, Lamoso, McLaughlin and Regan closed out the meet running 4:17.49 to finish sixth in the 4x400-meter relay.

SCOUTING THE BABSON MEN
• The Babson men recorded 46 points to place sixth at the 2019 NEWMAC championships.
• Dynan posted a time of 4:08.07 to earn his first individual NEWMAC title, before joining Virkler, who placed eighth in the 800 meters, Arora and first year Colin Cianciolo, who placed fourth in the 400-meter dash, to run 3:28.65 in the 4x400-meter relay for third place.
• First-year Colin Regan ran 10:00.51 in the 3000-meter steeplechase to place second and earn all-conference honors, coming in behind him was Michael Cantaluppi in seventh, sophomore Ethan Kohanik ran 58.32 to place fourth in the 400-meter hurdles, and Rezendes placed eighth the long jump (21-feet, 4-inches) and seventh in the high jump (5-feet, 8.75-inches)
• The quartet of senior Sayin Shute and juniors Sean Haney, Jeremie Cabling and Rezendes placed third in the 4x100-meter relay in a season-best time of 44.30.

THE MEET MANIFEST
Men
Long Jump – Rezendes
400h - Kohanik
800m - Arora
1500m - Dynan
3k steeplechase - Regan
4x400m – Arora, Cianciolo, Dynan, Virkler

Women
100m – Raffone
400h – Lehman
5k – Cavanaugh
4x400m – Lamoso, McLaughlin, Regan, Rodriguez,

RECORDS ARE MEANT TO BE BROKEN
• Through six 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), McLaughlin (400-meters) and the 4x100 and 4x400-meter relay teams have produced top times on the women's side.