Women's Track & Field Places 13th, Men 14th at AIC Invitational

Women's Track & Field Places 13th, Men 14th at AIC Invitational

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—The Babson College men's and women's track & field teams competed at the AIC Invitational on Saturday. The Beavers totaled 19 points and finished 14th in the men's half of the meet, while the women's scored recorded 21 points and came in 13th overall.

Babson's top result of the day came in the women's pole vault as senior Paris Ekman (Fargo, N.D.) won the event for the second time this season by clearing a height of 10-feet, 8-inches. Sophomore Katherine Tamulionis (Foxboro, Mass.) came in third in the 400-meter hurdles with an NCAA regional championships qualifying time of 1:07.32, and also placed fifth in the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 16.29.

First-year Stephanie Rodriguez (Guatemala City, Guatemala) posted a time of 2:28.58 to finish 11th in the 800-meter run, while senior Nicole Smith (Barrington, R.I.) came in 12th with a time of 17.35 in the 100-meter hurdles.

In the men's half of the meet, sophomore Matthew Dynan (Reading, Mass.) came in fourth with a personal-best time of 15:17.42 in the 5000-meter run. His time was just 0.20 seconds shy of Mark Gulesian's '15 school record of 15:17.22 set on April 7, 2012, at the UMass Lowell Invitational.

Sophomore Sayin Shute (Lexington, Mass.) came in fifth and qualified for the NCAA New England Championships with a time of 11.21 in the 100-meter dash. Junior John Decker (Parkland, Fla.) ran a time of 51.82 in the 400-meter dash, which was good for ninth place, while senior JD Greenfield (Reading, Mass.) finished 14th with a time of 52.28.

First-year Sean Rezendes (Scituate, Mass.) came in ninth and 10th in the high jump and long jump, respectively, while junior Ryan Colaco (Danville, Calif.) recorded a 14th-place showing in the 5000-meter run.

Babson returns to action next Friday at the Silfen Invitational hosted by Connecticut College.

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