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D'Agostino, Dartmouth Women Set Records to Finish 5th at Heps

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Abbey D'Agostino accepts her award as the Female Track Athlete of the Meet from Deputy...     By Dartmouth

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Another day, another meet record.

Less than 24 hours after breaking the Ivy League Indoor Heptagonal record in the 5000m, Dartmouth junior Abbey D'Agostino smashed the meet record in the women's mile Sunday at Harvard's Good Track as part of the league's 2013 championship.

D'Agostino ran a 4:32.42, eclipsing the old mark by more than 11 seconds in the process. Five competitors in the race would best the old meet record set in 2006, but it was the Big Green's D'Agostino that set the bar to a nearly unreachable level as she finished more than eight seconds ahead of the second-place runner from Columbia.

For her efforts, D'Agostino was named the Female Track Athlete of the Meet.

When the meet was over, though, it would be the home team from Harvard that stood atop the podium as the new Ivy Champions for the first time since 2000. Dartmouth would finish fifth with 72 points.

In addition to D'Agostino's title in the mile, freshman Kaitlin Whitehorn would win her own individual crown in the high jump Sunday to earn 10 points for her team. Whitehorn cleared 5-10.5/1.79m on her second attempt, proving to be the difference in winning as Harvard's Mary Hirst needed all three tries to clear the bar to claim second.

Not only did that height help her win the Heps title, it also set yet another Dartmouth program record in the process, narrowly edging out the old mark of 5-10.0/1.78m set by Kelsey Wiegmann '06.

For the second year in a row, senior Emmaline Berg finished second in the women's shot put. This year, Berg's toss of 47-3.0/14.40m on her second throw stood up as her best of the day and added another eight points for Dartmouth in the standings.

Freshman Mollie Gribbin continued her stellar showing in the 60m as she once again broke the school record in Sunday's finals. The first-year student-athlete posted a 7.64 to finish fourth and earn four points. Gribbin previously broke her own school mark in the 60m on Saturday afternoon with a 7.70 in her preliminary heat.

A day after taking fifth in the long jump, Gribbin was also fourth in the triple jump to earn her team another four points. In the event, Gribbin's final attempt proved to be her best as she was measured at 39-10.5/12.15m.

Another freshman posted a solid showing at her first Heps as Jennifer Meech picked up two points with a fifth-place showing in the finals of the 200m in 24.98. Meech also ran in the finals of the 400, taking eighth.

In the 4x880-yard relay, the Green took third as Megan Krumpoch, Caroline Buck, Elizabeth Markowitz and D'Agostino combined to run an 8:47.28 for another six points.

1 Harvard 117
2 Cornell 112.66
3 Columbia 85
4 Princeton 79.83
5 Dartmouth 72
6 Penn 27
7 Yale 19
8 Brown 14.5