CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—In its final tune up before next Saturday's New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships, the Babson College men's and women's track & field teams put together a number of strong performances at MIT's Sean Collier Invitational on Saturday afternoon.
The top showing of the day came in the women's 4x400-meter relay where the quartet of junior Stephanie Rodriguez (Guatemala City, Guatemala), sophomores Grace Regan (Kingston, N.Y.) and Ana Lamoso (San Juan, Puerto Rico), and first-year Sydney McLaughlin (Dover, Mass.) breaking broke a program record by nearly five seconds with a time of 4:11.26 to finish first. Individually, McLaughlin posted her top times of the season in both the 200 meters (26.55) and 400 meters (1:01.75), while Lamoso posted career-best times of 28.01 in the 200 and 1:02.28 in the 400. Rodriguez also added a sixth-place showing with her time of 2:26.31 in the 800-meter run.
Senior Angelina Raffone (Westbrook, Conn.) returned from injury to finish third in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.47, and sixth in the 200 meters after crossing the finish line in 26.34. First-year Vivian Lehman (Weston, Mass.) placed third with a time of 1:09.45 in the 400-meter hurdles, sophomore Emma Cavanaugh (Southbury, Conn.) recorded a time of 5:07.73 to finish fifth in the 1500 meters, and sophomore Eve Rice (Marblehead, Mass.) came in ninth in the 400 meters at 1:05.63.
On the men's side, senior Matthew Dynan (Reading, Mass.) prepped for the conference meet by winning the 800 meters with a time of 1:55.80. He was also part of the Beavers' victory in the 4x400 relay alongside junior Nicholas Virkler (Sudbury, Mass.) and first-years Colin Cianciolo (East Greenwich, R.I.) and Colin Regan (Rochester, N.Y.).
Cianciolo came in third with an NCAA regional meet qualifying time of 50.65 in the 400-meter run. Virkler was eighth in the 800 meters with a time of 1:58.89, while junior Samir Arora (Fremont, Calif.) and Regan placed 12th and 13th, respectively, just 0.18 seconds part.
Junior Sean Rezendes (Scituate, Mass.) recorded a trio of top-10 finishes as he came in seventh with a time of 11.59 in the 100-meter dash, and was also seventh in both the high jump (5-feet, 8.75-inches) and long jump (19-feet, 10.75-inches.). First-year Zack Petrin (Plainfield, N.H.) recorded his top results of the spring in both the long jump (20-feet, 3.5-inches) and triple jump (39-feet, 4-inches) on the way to registering a pair of top-five finishes.
First-year Sean Kennedy (Weymouth, Mass.) also took part in the field events placing seventh in the javelin with a throw of 143-feet, 6-inches.
First-year Joseph Marwill (Hingham, Mass.) ran a season-best time of 4:15.79 in the 1500 meters, junior Jeremie Cabling (Hawthorne, N.J.) placed sixth with new personal best of 16.86 in the 110-meter hurdles, and senior Andrew Myers (Bethlehem, Pa.) came in fourth with a leap of 39-free, 10-inches. Classmate Sayin Shute (Lexington, Mass.) also returned to action and placed eighth in the 100 meters (11.59) and 11th in the 200 meters (23.71) on Saturday.
Babson kicks off the postseason next Saturday when it travels to Springfield for the NEWMAC Championships beginning at 10:30 a.m.