POINT LOMA, Calif.—The Babson College men's and women's track & field teams combined to set three school records while posting five NCAA regional qualifying marks at the season opening Ross and Sharon Irwin Collegiate Scoring Meet at Point Loma University on Saturday.
The men's scored 42 points to finish in 10th place, while the women's squad totaled 15 points to place 13th overall.
The Beavers brought nine men to the meet and got a number of strong performances, highlighted by first-year Colin Regan (Rochester, N.Y.) setting a new school record of 10:04.06 to finish second in the 3000-meter steeplechase. Senior Matthew Dynan (Reading, Mass.) came in second with an NCAA Division III regional-qualifying time of 3:55.78 in the 1500 meters, and also placed eighth with a time of 1:56.01 to qualify for the regionals in the 800-meter run.
Junior Sean Rezendes (Scituate, Mass.) cleared 5-feet, 11.25 inches to come in sixth in the high jump and was 13th in the long jump with a leap of 19-feet, 5.5-inches. First-year Colin Cianciolo (East Greenwich, R.I.) placed 14th in the 800 meters with a time of 1:57.75, while sophomore Ethan Kohanik (Delran, N.J.) finished 17th with a time of 1:00.79 in the 400-meter hurdles.
Junior Sean Haney (Duxbury, Mass.) crossed the finish line in 11.35 seconds in the 100-meter dash and recorded a personal-best time of 23.17 in the 200 meters.
On the women's side, senior Angelina Raffone (Westbrook, Conn.) and Katherine Jacobs (East Granby, Conn.) both turned in record-setting performances. Jacobs placed seventh and qualified for NCAA regionals with her school-record time of 14.90 in the 100-meter hurdles, while Raffone came in 10th in the 100 meters and broke her own school mark with a time of 23.29 in the 200-meter dash.
Junior Emma Cavanaugh (Soutbury, Conn.) placed 16th with a career-best time of 18:43.97 to finish 16th in the 5000-meter run, while junior Stephanie Rodriguez (Guatemala City, Guatemala) posted times of 2:29.75 in the 800 meters and 4:59.66 in the 1500 meters.
Babson returns to action next Saturday when it travers to Bridgewater State to compete in the Bears Invitational beginning at 9:30 a.m.