Women's Cross Country

2 National Championship Qualifiers | 4 All-Region Selections

Meet Preview: Cross Country at the Western New England Invitational

Meet Preview: Cross Country at the Western New England Invitational

Cross Country at the Western New England Invitational
Saturday, October 19 | 10:30 a.m. (W)/11:15 a.m. (M)
Western New England XC Course | Springfield, Mass.

THE SETUP
• The Babson men's and women's cross country teams will compete in the Western New England Invitational for the first time since 2012 on Saturday.
• The women will run their first 6k race of the season at 10:30 a.m., which is followed by the men's 8k meet at 11:15 a.m.

LAST TIME AT WESTERN NEW ENGLAND
• The Babson men finished first in a 21-team field, while the women's squad tied for 11th place at the 2012 Western New England Invitational.
• Mark Gulesian '15 came in fifth on the 8k course and Nate Kolman '14 placed 10th for the Beavers, who had five harries finish among the top 17.
• Marina Capalbo '15 recorded her third victory of the season with a time of 19:02 to pace the Green and White in the 5k.

SCOUTING THE BABSON WOMEN
• The Beavers are coming off a 10th-place finish at the Keene State Invitational on October 5.
• Senior Stephanie Rodriguez posted the program's second fastest 5k time (18:30) to finish sixth overall.
• Sophomore Laurel Roney (20:37), junior Camille Lewis (20:41) and sophomore Amanda Karch (20:55) all recorded the top times of their respective careers, while Gabriela Conte crossed the finish line in a time of 21:06 in her collegiate debut.

SCOUTING THE BABSON MEN
• The Green and White came in 10th at the Keene State Invitational on October 5.
• Four different runners recorded career-best times on the 8k course for the Beavers, highlighted by Gabriel Ortega, who placed 21st overall in a time of 27:06.
• Sophomore Joseph Marwill posted a time of 28:28, while first-years Dylan Raimondi (28:38) and Thomas Croissant (29:05) and sophomore Matthew Campbell (29:24) all crossed the finish line with their best result of the fall.

SETTING THE FIELD
• Bridgewater State and Wheaton, which finished second and third in last year's men's race are both set to compete on Saturday, as are the University of New England and Eastern Connecticut State, which both posted top three finishes in the 2018 women's meet.
• Fellow NEWMAC foes Clark and Mount Holyoke will also be participating.

PREPPING FOR THE POSTSEASON
• Saturday's meet will be the last for the Beavers before they begin the postseason with the NEWMAC Champions on November 3 at Franklin Park.
• The conference meet will be followed by the NCAA New England Championships on November 16 in Brunswick, Maine.

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