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2021 Season Preview: Track & Field

2021 Season Preview: Track & Field

BABSON PARK, Mass.—Nearly two years removed from the 2019 conference championship meet, the opening competition of the 2021 campaign cannot come soon enough for the Babson College men's and women's track & field teams.

HEAD COACH: Russ Brennen (17th season)
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WHAT TO KNOW FOR 2021
• Babson is one of just five NEWMAC programs competing in 2021 along with Coast Guard, Springfield, Wheaton and WPI.
• The Beavers will compete in dual- and tri-meets throughout April leading up to the NEWMAC Championships at Coast Guard on May 1-2.

2021 SCHEDULE  
Sat., April 3 vs. Wheaton (Cumberland, R.I.)
Sat., April 10 at UMass Dartmouth
Sat., April 10-Sun., April 11 vs. Wheaton / WPI Multi-Meet (Cumberland, R.I.)
Sat., April 17 vs. Brandeis (Weston, Mass.)
Sat., April 24-Sun., April 25 at Springfield Multi-Meet
Sun., April 25 vs. WPI (Wilbraham, Mass.)
Sat., May 1-Sun., May 2 at NEWMAC Championships (New London, Conn.)
Fri., May 7-Sat., May 8 at NCAA New England Championships (TBA)
Fri., May 14-Sat., May 15 at NEICAAA Championships (TBA)
   

ATHLETES TO WATCH
• 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.

STORYLINES
• 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.
• The NEWMAC will crown new champions on both the men's and women's sides this spring with MIT not taking part in the 2021 season.