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Dartmouth Women Ranked No. 15 In Latest USTFCCCA National Poll

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By Doug Austin

HANOVER, N.H. - The Dartmouth women are No. 15 in the nation according to the first U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) rankings of 2013.

The Big Green are the lone Ivy League team represented in the rankings this week.

Dartmouth made the jump up 11 spots from No. 26 in the preseason poll to No. 15 as announced Tuesday afternoon. That climb up 11 spots is the largest change in position for any team in either the men's or women's rankings this week.

Two meets into 2013, the Green and White already have two team wins under their belts. Most recently, Dartmouth defeated both Yale and Columbia in Ivy League action on Sunday inside Coxe Cage in New Haven.

Junior Abbey D'Agostino broke the Dartmouth and Ivy League record in the 1000m, taking first in 2:45.42. Just seven days prior, D'Agostino broke the school and Dartmouth Relays record in the mile and set the world standard for women in the event in 2013 as she ran a 4:38.15 (converted to a 4:31.46) on Jan. 13 in Leverone Field House.

On Sunday in New Haven, junior Megan Krumpoch also won the 500m to help the Big Green add to its final total of 76 points. Other individual event winners included senior Lindsay Walsh in the mile, freshman Kaitlin Whitehorn in the high jump and Emmaline Berg in the shot put.

Clemson again holds the top spot for the women for the second straight week. The Green are the only team from the northeast region to appear in the most current poll.