Track & Field Sets Three School Records, Earns Six All-New England Honors at NCAA Regionals

Track & Field Sets Three School Records, Earns Six All-New England Honors at NCAA Regionals

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - The Babson College men's and women's track & field teams combined to set three school records while earning six all-region awards at the NCAA New England Championships on Saturday at Williams. 

The men came in 25th among scoring teams with six points, while the women also scored six points to finish 30th. 

Senior Matthew Dynan (Reading, Mass.) ran a school-record time of 3:53.52 to place fifth in the 1500-meter run and earn individual all-region honors, while sophomore Ethan Kohanik (Delran, N.J.) reset his 400-meter hurdle school-record running 57.78 to place 15th. First-year Colin Regan (Rochester, N.Y.) placed 17th in the 3000-meter steeplechase, and the duo of junior Samir Arora (Fremont, Calif.) and first-year Colin Cianciolo (East Greenwich, R.I.) both recorded season-best times in the 800-meter clocking in at 1:56.36 and 1:56.49, respectively.

The squad of junior Nicholas Virkler (Lincoln, Mass.), Dynan, Arora and Cianciolo ran 3:23.33 to finish fourth in the second heat of the 4x400-meter and seventh overall to earn all-region honors.

On the women's side, senior Angelina Raffone (Westbrook, Conn.) turned in a season-best 12.25 in the 100-meter dash to earn all-region honors with her third-place finish, while first-year Vivian Lehman (Weston, Mass.) logged a season-best by nearly two seconds running 1:06.61 to win her heat of the 400-meter hurdles.

The quartet of junior Stephanie Rodriguez (Guatemala City, Guatemala), sophomores Ana Lamoso (San Juan, Puerto Rico) and Grace Regan (Kingston, N.Y.) and first-year Sydney McLaughlin (Sherborn, Mass.) closed out the meet with a school-record performance running 4:10.18 in the 4x400-meter relay, which was good for 15th place.

The Beavers return to action next Friday when they head to Southern Connecticut State University for the NEICAAA Championships.