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D'Agostino Sets New Program Record at Mt. Sac Relays

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By Doug Austin

PRINCETON, N.J. and WALNUT, Calif. – The Dartmouth women’s track & field team competed in both the Larry Ellis Invitational hosted by Princeton as well as the 55th Annual Mt. Sac Relays in California on Friday.

At Mt. Sac, junior Abbey D’Agostino set a new program record in the 5000m as she ran a 15:11.35 to take the top spot in a field of 30 comprised of both professional and collegiate runners. The second-place runner, Lucy Van Dalen of New Zealand, was 10 seconds back of the Big Green’s top harrier.

The new program record eclipsed the old mark, also set by D’Agostino, by more than eight seconds. To put the time into perspective, D’Agostino ran a 15:19.98 in the finals of the Olympic Trails last June in Oregon.

Junior Megan Krumpoch ran a 59.96 in the 400m hurdles at historic Hilmer Lodge Stadium as part of the Mt. Sac meet. Her time narrowly edge of San Diego State’s Denya Roberson (59.97) for the top spot in her heat, while also claiming ninth overall in a field of 42 runners from across the country.

In the 3000m steeplechase in Princeton, Katie Sullivan won her heat in 10:38.01, claiming sixth place overall. Sarah Delozier was third in that same heat, running a 10:41.02 to take ninth overall.

The Big Green will continue to compete at the Larry Ellis meet on Saturday, but wrapped up their time at Mt. Sac on Friday.

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