D’Agostino Captures 7th NCAA Title
Distance runner Abbey D'Agostino, of Darmouth, rounds the track well ahead of the competition during the one mile run during the Ivy League Indoor Heptagonal Championaships at Leverone Field House in Hanover, N.H. Sunday, March 2, 2014. D'Agosino finished with a time of 4:40.28 over four seconds ahead of teammate Elizabeth Markowitz who took second at 4:44.53. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
Albuquerque, n.m. — Dartmouth senior Abbey D’Agostino won her seventh-career NCAA individual national championship Saturday night, repeating in the indoor 3,000 meters.
In winning the event, D’Agostino became the first woman ever to win the 3,000- and 5,000-meters in the same meet in consecutive years after winning the latter Friday night inside the Albuquerque Convention Center.
D’Agostino ran in 9 minutes, 14.47 seconds Saturday to complete the distance double for the second time in as many years, repeating the historic feat previously never accomplished in NCAA history. Arkansas’ Dominque Scott was second in 9:16.05.
The Topsfield, Mass., native won her sixth-career title Friday night with a 16:20.39 in the 5,000. Since the start of 2013, D’Agostino has won two indoor 5,000s, an outdoor 5,000, two indoor 3,000s and the cross country title last fall.
As it stands now, D’Agostino is a 12-time All-American in addition to her seven individual crowns, which are three more than the next-closest Ivy League athlete in the 131 years of record-keeping.
In addition to D’Agostino, Dartmouth senior Megan Krumpoch also claimed All-American status, finishing sixth in the 800 in 2:06.84.
Krumpoch was also a two-time All-American this weekend as she was part of the Big Green’s distance medley relay team that finished eighth Friday night.
The Big Green finished the weekend with 24 team points, the most in program history. At press time, that total was good for a tie for seventh with Stanford. Georgia sits first with 40.5 points.
Also Saturday, Dartmouth senior Will Geoghegan became a two-time All-American after claiming fifth in the men’s mile.
Geoghegan, who was also an All-American in the fall during cross country season, ran a 4:04.17 in the event finals, earning first-team distinction.
UTEP’s Anthony Rotich was the champion with a time of 4:02.54, while Arizona’s Lawi Lalang (4:02.81) and Oregon’s Mac Fleet (4:02.96) followed close behind.
The Big Green senior bounced back from a fourth-place showing in the event at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championship in Hanover two weeks ago.
Geoghegan was second in his preliminary heat.