Fastest Woman in Program History Graduates with School Records in 100 and 200 meters, and the 4x100-Meter Relay
NEW ORLEANS—Babson College senior Angelina Raffone (Westbook, Conn.) added to her postseason accolades when she was named as a United States Track & Field and Cross Country Association (USTFCCCA) All-New England team in the 100-meter dash over the weekend.
The top five individuals in each event from eight different regions, a total of 964 females in Division III, earned all-region distinction from the USTFCCCA. Raffone is the first woman in school history and just the second athlete overall along with John Decker '18 to collect this award since its inception in 2016.
The top female sprinter in Babson history, Raffone graduates as the school-record holder in the 100- and 200-meter dash, in addition to being part of the Beavers' program mark of 50.72 in the 4x100-mter relay. She ran her top time of the season in the 100 meters (12.24) at the NEICAAA Championships on May 11 and missed qualifying for the NCAA Division III Championships by less than a tenth a second.
In addition to her success in the 100 meters, Raffone bettered her own school record in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.29 at the Ross and Sharon Irwin Collegiate Meet in Point Loma, Calif., back on March 16.
The 2018 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Champion in the 100 meters, Raffone owns the program's top 29 times in the event and set her school mark of 12.20 at last year's conference meet. Along with being one of four NEWMAC individual champions in Babson history, she also earned two all-region honors in the 100 meters at the NCAA New England Championships and All-New England accolades at the NEICAAA Championships just over two weeks ago.