NEW YORK - Dartmouth senior Abbey D'Agostino posted the fourth-fastest time ever by a collegiate woman in the 3000m Saturday afternoon at the 2014 Millrose Games held at The Armory in New York City.
D’Agostino crossed in 8:51.91 to claim fourth overall in a field of 14. The elite race featured 12 professionals with D’Agostino and Iona’s Kate Avery the lone collegiate runners.
The 8:51.91 established a new personal best for D’Agostino as it broke the Dartmouth program record of 8:55.41 that she set in the event at last season’s Huskie Invitational at the University of Washington. It is only the second sub-nine minute time in the event ever run by a Big Green student-athlete with both instances having the distinction of belonging to the Topsfield, Mass., native.
Not only was it a new program mark, but it is also the fastest time by any collegiate woman this year, eclipsing the 9:00.76 set by Providence’s Emily Sisson last week at Boston University by nearly nine seconds.
D’Agostino owns top-four NCAA all-time times in the mile, 5000m and now the 3000m.