Track & Field vs. Wheaton
Saturday, April 3 | 1 p.m.
Tucker Field | Cumberland, R.I.
WHAT TO KNOW
• The Babson men's and women's track & field teams will open the 2021 season with a dual meet against Wheaton at Cumberland (R.I.) High School's Tucker Field.
• Although no spectators will be allowed, fans will be able to watch the meet on the Babson Sports Network.
SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• The Babson men placed sixth with 46 points and the women's squad came in ninth with 28 points at the 2019 NEWMAC Championships.
• Senior Ethan Kohanik (Delran, N.J.), the school-record holder in the 400-meter hurdles, came in fourth at the 2019 conference meet. He posted his top time (57.78) at the NCAA New England Championships two years ago and enters the spring with the program's top seven times in the 400 hurdles.
• Junior Collin Regan (Pittsford, N.Y.) put together a superb rookie campaign in 2019 setting a new school record in the 3000-meter steeplechase (9:55.48) and finishing second in the event at the NCAA regionals.
• Junior Colin Cianciolo (East Greenwich, R.I.) qualified for both the NCAA New England Championships and NEICAAA Championships as a first-year in 2019. He placed fourth in the 400 meters (51.26) at the conference meet and was 16th in the 800 meters with a season-best time of 1:56.49 at the NCAA regionals.
• Despite missing much of her rookie season, junior Katherine Jacobs (East Granby, Conn.) set a school record in the 100-meter hurdles in her collegiate debut (14.90) and then bettered with a time of 14.80 before suffering a season-ending injury. She qualified for both the NCAA regional meet and NEICAA Championships but was unable to compete.
• Junior Sydney McLaughlin (Sherborn, Mass.) came in sixth in the 400 meters with a school-record time of 1:00.92 and eighth in the 200 meters (26.55) at the 2019 NEWMAC Championships. Her top 200-meter time is also the fourth fastest in program history.
• Senior Ana Lamoso (San Juan, Puerto Rico) cut more than two seconds off her top time in the 200 meters and five seconds off her 400-meter time in 2019. She placed 11th in the 400 meters and 17th at the conference meet, and her top 400-meter time (1:02.28) ranks sixth in school history.
• Senior Grace Regan (Kingston, N.Y.) finished 13th in the 800-meter run and is part of school records in both the 4x400-meter and 4x800-meter relays.
SCOUTING THE LYONS
• The Wheaton men finished with 50 points to edge the Beavers for fifth place, while the Lyons' women's squad also came in fifth with 81.50 points at the 2019 NEWMAC Championships.
• Hudson Igoldsby came in second to earn All-NEWMAC honors in the 400 hurdles at the 2019 conference meet.
• Johnny Robbins came in fifth in the pole vault and John Billings recorded a seventh-place finish in the 400 meters.
• Natalie Laliberte and Ellen Shaw both earned all-conference honors in 2019. Laliberte came in second in the long jump, while Shaw was the runner-up in the 400 hurdles. She also placed third in the 100 hurdles.
• Katherine Leckbee finished third in the 3000-meter steeplechase.
• Alexandra Case and Margaret Walker helped Wheaton win the 4x100-meter relay.
SIGN OF THE TIMES
• Saturday's dual meet, which is the first in program history for the Beavers, is one of four scheduled in the month of April leading up to the 2021 NEWMAC Championships on May 1-2.
PLENTY OF NEW FACES
• After being unable to compete last spring, 20 members of the men's team and 12 women are set to make their collegiate debuts in 2021.