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Track & Field Squads Drop Season-Opening Dual Meet to Wheaton

Track & Field Squads Drop Season-Opening Dual Meet to Wheaton

CUMBERLAND, R.I.—The Babson College men's and women's track & field teams returned to competition for the first time since 2019 in a dual meet against Wheaton College on Saturday afternoon. The Lyons defeated the Beavers, 92-70, in the men's half of the competition and recorded a 131-33 triumph on the women's side.

The Babson men recorded nine first-place finishes, highlighted by first-year Anthony Rodriguez (Prairie View, Ill.) setting a new school record with a time of 31:54.85 in the 10,000-meter run. Junior Colin Cianciolo (East Greenwich, R.I.) won the 200 meters in a time of 23.33 and followed it up by crossing the finish line in 50.52 to place first in the 400 meters.

First-year Michael Agard (Marietta, Ga.) won the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.60, and his leap of 21-feet, 4.25-inches was good for first place in the long jump. Agard also placed third in the 200 meters and teamed with sophomore Jed Kaufaman (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) and first-years Sydney Olorode (New York, N.Y.) and Tiambie Kone (New York, N.Y.) to win the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 45.06.

Henry Rosaly (San Juan, Puerto Rico) won the 800 meters in a time of 1:56.92, junior Joseph Marwill (Hingham, Mass.) took first in the 1500 meters and Kaufman beat the field in a time of 15.80 in the 110-meter hurdles. Senior Ethan Kohanik (Delran, N.J.) and first-year Tre Simmons (Alexandria, Va.) came in second in the 400-meter hurdles and 5,000 meters, respectively.

Babson's final victory came in the 4x400-meter relay where the quartet of Kohanik, Rosaly, Kone and Cianciolo posted a time of 3:32.14 to win by over 17 seconds.

The Beavers recorded three victories and a pair of runner-up finishes in the women's half of the meet. Junior Amanda Karch (Sandwich, Mass.) took first in the 800 meters with a time of 2:33.27, while classmate Katherine Jacobs (East Granby, Conn.) won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.17.

Senior Ana Lamoso (San Juan, Puerto Rico), junior Sydney McLaughlin (Sherborn, Mass.), sophomore Caroline Reilly (East Greenwich, R.I.) and first-year Abimola Akala (Glen Burnie, Md.) recorded a time of 4:28.38 to take first in the 4x400-meter relay. Lamoso, McLaughlin, Reilly and sophomore Rachel Ip (Wellesley, Mass.) also came in second in the 4x400-meter relay.

McLaughlin was the runner-up in the 200 meters with a time of 27.89, and senior Caroline Winicki (Middlebury, Conn.) placed third in the 10,000 meters with a time of 43:57.52. Classmate Grace Regan (Kingston, N.Y.) came in fourth in the 800 meters, while Reilly added fourth-place results in both the 100 meters (13.55) and 200 meters (28.52).

Babson returns to action next Saturday with meets against UMass Dartmouth and Wheaton.

• Agard's distance of 21-feet, 4.25-inches in the long jump ranks second in program history.
• Cianciolo's time of 50.52 is the fifth best men's 400-meter time in school history.
• Rodriguez broke Kyle Fitzpatrick's time of 32:14.00 in the 10,000 meters, which was set back in 2010.