BOSTON, Mass. -- The Babson College cross country teams turned in a spectacular performance at the Emmanuel College Invitational at Franklin Park on Friday afternoon. Both squads finished third overall at the event, which featured 19 scoring teams on the women's side and 17 on the men's side.
The women's team was led by the trio of first-year Charlotte Margel, sophomore Michelle Black, and senior Vanessa Lovering. Margel came in seventh overall in a time of 20:14, Black placed 10th in 20:21, and Lovering finished 19th with a personal best time of 21:03. Sophomore Colleen Carr added a 33rd-place performance with a personal best time of 22:06, sophomore captain Emiley McCole added a huge PR with a time of 22:55 to place 53rd, and first-year Jessica Lack came in 56th in 23:01.
Highlighting the men's race were sophomore Kyle Fitzpatrick, who finished 13th overall with a time of 27:08 in his first race of the season, and sophomore Mike Smith, who came in 28th in 27:54 in his season debut. Sophomore Andrew Oram followed in 33rd in 28:06 and first-year Jake Williams finished 33rd in 28:38. Rounding out the Beavers' lineup were first-year Mark Irwin in 67th with a PR of 30:20, first-year Chris Pierce in 68th with a personal best 30:25, and junior captain Jordan Bray in 75th in 30:53.