Dartmouth’s D’Agostino Goes for Another Title
Des Moines, Iowa — Fresh off an NCAA championship, Dartmouth junior Abbey D’Agostino will look to build on her recent success as she competes at the 2013 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the 5,000 meters tomorrow.
The meet takes place at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa, site of D’Agostino’s first career national championship win at the 2012 outdoor meet, when she won the 5,000 outdoor title.
D’Agostino, who recently became the first Ivy League athlete ever to be named a semifinalist for The Bowerman Award as the nation’s top collegiate track & field competitor, is scheduled to race in the 5,000 at 4:22 p.m.
Each event will take three entrants to represent Team USA at the 2013 IAAF World Championships Aug. 10-18 in Moscow, Russia.
Today, Norwich native Andrew Wheating and Hanover’s Russell Brown will run in the finals of the 1,500 meters. Both advanced after qualifying on Thursday.
AD Steps Down
New London — Colby-Sawyer College Director of Athletics Debi Field McGrath announced that she will retire on Sept. 1 after 27 years of service.
McGrath, who began her tenure in 1986, played an integral role in the school’s transition to co-education, which Colby-Sawyer underwent in 1989. She developed a systematized approach to the recruitment of student-athletes and served on the President’s Campus Planning Board in the development of a number of athletic facilities, including three new playing fields and the Hogan Sports Center.
Since McGrath’s early years, the student population has grown to 1,400 from 600, and an increase to 10 women’s sports from eight.
Men’s basketball coach Bill Foti and women’s basketball coach George Martin will serve as co-athletic directors in addition to their coaching duties, effective Aug. 12.
Hartford Juniors 2
Norwich — Derrick Davenport’s low, outside shot in the first half proved to be the winner, boosting Hartford to 2-0 in New Hampshire Soccer Conference Division IV play. Touchline (0-1) opened the scoring on a Sam Carey goal before Hartford equalized on a John Lewis tally, a play set up by Jeremy McGlone.
Hartford visits Lebanon’s Mak’s V in Plainfield on Wednesday. Touchline next plays at the Northeast Athletic Club in Pembroke, N.H., on July 1.