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Records Fall as Women Win Third Straight Dartmouth Relays

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By Dartmouth

HANOVER, N.H. - Junior Abbey D'Agostino and freshman Mollie Gribbin broke school records Sunday at the 44th annual Dartmouth Relays presented by New Balance inside Leverone Field House. Those new marks also helped the Big Green take the top team spot with an impressive 185 points.

The title was the third straight for the Big Green, having won in both 2011 and 2012, and the seventh overall since team scoring began in 2003.

D'Agostino took down her own record of 4:38.44 in the mile with a 4:34.15 Sunday afternoon, setting the new meet standard in the process, while also winning the event by 18 seconds.

Gribbin set the new Big Green women's mark in the 60 meters, running a 7.76 in the finals to take first and the 10 points. She actually eclipsed the old mark of 7.84 with a 7.79 in the prelims, only to break that figure by three-hundredths of a second a little more than hour later in the final.

Gribbin also claimed second in the long jump, earning another eight points for her team with a 17-6.0/5.33m on her second attempt.

In the 800, it was junior Megan Krumpoch that took home the top finish and 10 points, running a 2:16.45. She barely edged out teammate Arianna Vailas at the finish line with Vailas taking second in 2:16.65, earning her team another eight points.

Also earning first-place showings on the final day of the annual three-day event were Emmaline Berg in the shot put (46-11.75/14.32m), Cathy Liebowitz in the weight throw (54-6.75/16.63m), Katie Sullivan in the 3000m (10:01.34) and Kaitlin Whitehorn in the high jump (5-8.50/1.74m).

Sullivan took the top spot in the 3000, but was pushed by teammates Alison Lanois (10:01.47) and Sarah Delozier (10:16.59) in second and fourth, respectively.

A strong team showing in the 400 meters also saw Jennifer Meech (58.34), Alexandra Kurkul (60.43) and Hannah O'Flynn (60.46) take second through fourth for a combined 18 points to be added to the Big Green's total.

The 4x200-meter relay team as well as the 4x400 earned another 20 points as each grouping captured first in their respective races.

Dartmouth's day of competition at the event, presented by New Balance, came after two days of high school events as well as several Masters division races on Friday and Saturday to kick off the meet.

Overall, the 185 points was an overwhelming total that no team could come close to matching on this day as second-place Northeastern had just 91 points. Vermont (17), Middlebury (16) and Bridgewater State (2) rounded out the competition in third, fourth and fifth places, respectively.

The Big Green will now head to New Haven for a meet next Sunday (Jan. 20) against Yale and Columbia at Coxe Cage, the Eli's home indoor facility.