NEW ORLEANS – For the second straight year, Dartmouth’s Abbey D'Agostino has been named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Northeast Regional Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Year.
The 2014 recipient, D’Agostino has now been selected as the top female runner in the Northeast Region in each of the last six seasons of competition between indoor and outdoor track as well as cross country.
D’Agostino earned her latest accolade after adding to her Ivy League Heptagonal Championship trophy case with three more titles on Sunday, March 2 inside the Big Green’s Leverone Field House. The senior and Topsfield, Mass., native won the mile for the third year in a row and the indoor 5000m for the second straight indoor campaign.
She would go on to add her first-career relay title to her resume as she was the second leg in a championship effort by the team’s 4x800m squad comprised additionally of Meggie Donovan, Megan Krumpoch and Elizabeth Markowitz. That third win of the day solidified her unanimous selection as the Female Track Athlete of the Meet.
To date, D’Agostino now has 12 individual Ivy League titles and the one relay crown in her collegiate career across all three seasons with Dartmouth.
In addition to her Ivy League titles earned recently in Hanover, D’Agostino owns the fastest time in the mile, 3000m and 5000m this year by a collegiate woman. Her 4:28.31 at BU last month is not only a school, Ivy League and New England record, but also the third-best time ever posted by a female collegian. Her 8:51.91 in the 3000m at the Millrose Games in February is the fourth-fastest mark in NCAA history as well.
The defending national champion in both the 3000m and 5000m, D’Agostino will look to repeat in both at this weekend’s 2014 NCAA Indoor National Championship in Albuquerque, N.M. Already the only American woman ever to win the two distance events in a single career, D’Agostino will seek to become the first woman to win both in consecutive years for the first time ever.