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Dartmouth Women Set Meet Records at Jay Carisella Invitational

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By Doug Austin
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ROXBURY, Mass. – The Dartmouth women’s indoor track & field team continued its start to the 2013-14 season Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Center. The Big Green competed in the fifth annual Jay Carisella Invitational hosted by Northeastern.

A pair of seniors led the way with first-place showings and meet records.

Megan Krumpoch won the 800 meters in 2:10.06, besting the old meet record en route to the top showing in the event for the second week in a row after winning last weekend at Harvard.

Running in her first race of the indoor season, defending 3000m and 5000m national champion Abbey D'Agostino also picked up an individual victory Saturday night. The Topsfield, Mass., native set a new Jay Carisella Invitational record in the 5000m, crossing the line in 15:40.55, more than 88 seconds ahead of second-place Lucy Young of Northeastern.

Junior Meggie Donovan was another Dartmouth winner on the snowy night at the Reggie Lewis Center, taking home the top spot in the 1000m with a time of 2:55.02.

A fourth individual winner was sophomore Kaitlin Whitehorn in the high jump, clearing 5-7.0/1.70m. For Whitehorn, like Krumpoch, it was the second win in the same event in consecutive weeks after also winning at Harvard.

In addition to the top spot in the high jump, Whitehorn was second in the 60m. She ran a 7.80 in the finals after also qualifying second in the preliminary heat.

Junior Marina Plesons was first in the pole vault, clearing 10-11.75/3.35m. Senior Emmaline Berg won the shot put easily with a throw of 47-0.25/14.33m, almost four feet farther than the next-best competitor.

Sophomore Jennifer Meech was second in both the 200m and 400m. Meech ran a 25.43 in the 200, before posting a 57.86 in the latter.

The Big Green will not run again until 2014 when they kick off the stretch run of the indoor season at the 45th annual Dartmouth Relays at Leverone Field House on Sunday, Jan. 12. High school and club runners from all across the region will begin running at the three-day meet in Hanover on Friday, Jan. 10.