SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—The Babson College women's track & field team set one school record and had two top-three finishes on the way to finishing ninth at the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships at Springfield College on Saturday afternoon.
The Beavers finished with 28 points, their highest point total ever, while MIT captured its 11th consecutive title. Springfield and Coast Guard came in second and third, respectively, while WPI rounded out the top four.
The quartet of senior Angelina Raffone (Westbrook, Conn.), sophomore Ana Lamoso (San Juan, Puerto Rico) and first-years Vivian Lehman (Weston, Mass.) and Sydney McLaughlin (Sherborn, Mass.) put the Beavers on the board with their fifth-place finish the 4x100-meter relay.
Raffone followed up her performance in the anchor leg of the relay with a third-place showing in the 100-meter dash running through the line in 12.59. Lehman ran 1:08.53, which was just 0.03 off her personal best, to place third in the 400-meter hurdles, while McLaughlin turned in a school-record time of 1:00.83 to finish sixth in the 400-meter run before clocking in at 26.77 in the 200-meter dash to claim eighth place.
Junior Stephanie Rodriguez (Guatemala City, Guatemala) placed sixth in the 1500-meter run with a time of 5:01.62 and sophomore Emma Cavanaugh (Southbury, Conn.) finished the 5000-meter run in 18:53.08 to place seventh. In addition to her relay performance, Lamoso came in 11th with a time of 1:02.43 in the 400 meters.
Rodriguez, Lamoso, McLaughlin and sophomore Grace Regan (Kingston, N.Y.), who finished 13th in the 800 meters, closed out the meet running 4:17.49 to finish sixth in the 4x400-meter relay.
Babson returns to action next Friday when it travels to Williams for the NCAA New England Championships.