Men's Track & Field

1 All-America Selection | 2 National Qualifiers | 7 Conference Champions

Meet Preview: Track & Field at Princeton/MIT

Meet Preview: Track & Field at Princeton/MIT

Track & Field at Princeton/MIT
Larry Ellis Invitational—Princeton, N.J. | Saturday, April 22
Sean Collier Invitational—Cambridge, Mass. | Saturday, April 22

THE SETUP
The Babson College men's and women's track & field teams enter the final weekend of preparation for the NEWMAC Championships with a pair of events on the schedule. Junior John Decker and sophomore Matthew Dynan will travel to the Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton University, while the remainder of the Beavers will compete at the Sean Collier Invitational on Saturday at MIT.

2016 LARRY ELLIS INVITATIONAL RECAP
Decker finished with a then-school-record time of 1:53.63 in the 800-meter run to finish fifth among Division III competitors, while senior Sam LaPointe came in fourth in both the 100 meters and 200 meters on April 22-23, 2016, in Princeton, N.J.

2016 SEAN COLLIER INVITATIONAL RECAP
Seniors JD Greenfield, Paris Ekman and Melissa Perlman all bettered their own school records, and Dynan won the 1500-meter run with an NCAA New England Championships qualifying time of 4:01.24 on April 23, 2016, in Cambridge. Greenfield set a new program mark in the 400-meter dash, while Ekman and Perlman topped their previous bests in the pole vault and hammer throw, respectively.

SCOUTING THE BABSON WOMEN
The Green and White enters the weekend coming off an 11th place finish at the Connecticut College Silfen Invitational last Saturday. Perlman broke her own record in the hammer throw and sophomore Angelina Raffone set a new school mark with a time of 12.78 seconds in the 100-meter dash. Ekman came in second in the pole vault, sophomore Katherine Tamulionis qualified for the NCAA regional championships with a time of 2:21.46 in the 800-meter run, and sophomore Chaela Hood placed sixth with a personal-best time of 39:56.05 in the 10000 meters.

SCOUTING THE BABSON MEN
The Beavers enter the weekend following a sixth-place showing that the Connecticut College Silfen Invitational last Saturday. Decker won the 800-meter run with a time of 1:53.20 and Decker set a new school record with a time of 3:55.31 to finish second in the 1500 meters. Sophomore Sayin Shute crossed the finish line with a personal best time of 11.17 in the 100-meter dash, classmate Andrew Myers finished second in the high jump and first-year Sean Rezendes placed fifth in the long jump.

NCAA AND NEICAAA QUALIFICATION
The Babson women currently have four athletes that have qualified for the NCAA regional championships, while the men's squad boasts three qualifiers, including two in multiple events. Additionally, Decker (men's 800) and Hood (women's 10000) both qualified for the NEICAAA Championships last Saturday at Connecticut College.

CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW
The Beavers will compete at the Steinbrenner Stadium on the campus of MIT in each of the next two weeks as they will return to Cambridge for the NEWMAC Championships on Saturday, April 29.

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