NEW ORLEANS – With the indoor season over, only the outdoor campaign remains when taking into consideration the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Program of the Year awards.
The Program of the Year awards are awarded annually to the most outstanding cross country/track & field programs. The award honors the institution that has achieved the most success in each academic year (spanning the cross country, indoor track & field, and outdoor track & field seasons) based on the institution’s finish at the NCAA Championships.
As it stands now through two seasons, both the Dartmouth men and women’s teams rank in the top-20. While the Big Green men are 19th with 72 points, the women’s teams are fifth with 23.5 points.
Since the women were 16th in cross country and tied for seventh this past weekend in Albuquerque at the indoor championship, they are in the thick of competition at the top of the leaderboard, trailing only Oregon (15), Stanford (18.5), Arkansas (21) and Georgetown (22).
Senior Abbey D'Agostino won national title in both the 5000m and 3000m, while the distance medley relay was eighth and Megan Krumpoch was sixth in the 800m. Krumpoch ran with the DMR in addition to her individual event and earned two All-America honors on the weekend.
The men are 18th as a result of a 24th-place showing in cross country last fall and 45th in indoor thanks to Will Geoghegan’s All-America showing in the mile.