HANOVER, N.H. – The middle of the pack is no longer good enough for the Dartmouth women’s outdoor track & field team.

After a second-place showing during indoor season, the Big Green will seek its first Ivy League Heptagonal Outdoor Championship since 1977— the first year of the meet’s existence — this weekend at Yale’s Cuyler Field & Dwyer Track.

Dartmouth was fifth at last year’s championship meet in early May at Princeton, but has built up a tremendous foundation so far this season with a cross country title, a second-place finish in Hanover at Indoor Heps and a seventh-place showing at the NCAA Indoor Championship Meet in Albuquerque in mid-March.

Leading the way for the Green will be a senior class that has played a major role in the team’s revitalizing rise to the top. Megan Krumpoch is the defending champion in the 400m hurdles, running the second-fastest time in Heps history with a 58.42 last spring in New Jersey.

Abbey D'Agostino will be competing in her final Ivy League championship event as well. To date and across all three seasons, the Topsfield, Massachusetts, native is a 13-time Ivy Champion with five of those titles coming during outdoor campaigns. Last season, D’Agostino claimed victory in the 1500m and 3000m, repeating as champion in both events after also winning at those distances in 2012.

Things are set to get underway in New Haven Saturday at 11 a.m. and continue through the following afternoon before wrapping up with individual and team awards.

Sunday’s events will be broadcast live on the Ivy League Digital Network, while the conference will have highlights of Saturday’s events on its YouTube page that night.