Track and Field Sets Two Records on Day One at Silfen Invitational

Track and Field Sets Two Records on Day One at Silfen Invitational

Lewis and Regan Set New Men's and Women's 3000-meter Steeplechase Marks on Day One of Silfen Invitational

NEW LONDON, Conn.—The Babson College men's and women's track & field teams set a pair of school records and qualified for the NCAA regional championships in two events on day one of the Silfen Invitational at Connecticut College.

First-year Colin Regan (Rochester, N.Y.) placed seventh in the 3000-meter steeplechase, running 9:55.48, to better his own school record and, while classmate Colin Cianciolo (East Greenwich, R.I.) ran a season-best 1:57.02 to win his heat of the 800-meter run heat and punch his ticket to the NCAA regional championships.

In the javelin, first-year Sean Kennedy (Weymouth, Mass.) led the way for the Beavers with his toss of 139-feet, 5-inches, while junior Sean Rezendes (Scituate, Mass.) was the Green and White's top long jumper with a distance of 19-feet, 11.75-inches.

In her 3000-meter steeplechase season debut, sophomore Camille Lewis (Cheshire, Conn.) reset her school record running 12:24.23, classmate Emma Cavanaugh (Southbury, Conn.) ran over half a minute faster in the 5000 meters with an NCAA regional qualifying time and career-best of 18:04.57, and junior Stephanie Rodriguez (Guatemala City, Guatemala) ran a season-best 4:56.68 in the 1500 meters. 

The Green and White will begin the second day of competition at Connecticut College on Saturday at 8 a.m.