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Women Set to Take on Heps Field This Weekend at Princeton

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By Tim O'Dowd

HANOVER, N.H.  – Always looking to improve, the Dartmouth women’s track & field team will head to this weekend’s 2013 Ivy League Heptagonal Meet at Princeton’s William Weaver Stadium with an eye on continuing its climb up the standings.

Last year at Penn’s Franklin Field, the Big Green claimed fourth place with 89 team points. Then-sophomore Abbey D'Agostino was named the Most Outstanding Female Performer after setting two meet records on Sunday, in the 1,500m (4:17.90) and the 3,000m (9:24.64).

This year, the team boasts a great deal of depth in all areas of competition. Janae Dunchack will look to repeat in the heptathlon as she continues to dominate the field, having won the last three pentathlon titles at indoor Heps.

Freshman Kaitlin Whitehorn won the high jump during indoor season and will look for the sweep in her first year wearing the green and white.

Also, fans should look for a strong showing from Megan Krumpoch in the 400m hurdles after taking fifth last May in Philadelphia.

First-year runners Mollie Gribbin, Sara Kikut, Anna Kikut and Jennifer Meech will all bring a new level of talent to the track this weekend after helping to set new program records in several events throughout the spring.

Molly Shapiro, like Whitehorn, should also infuse the Dartmouth jumpers as she has been outstanding in her first year in Hanover. Emmaline Berg and Cathy Liebowitz also anchor a strong group of throwers headed down to the Garden State in search of high numbers of team points.

The weekend gets underway Saturday morning at 10 a.m. with the women’s hammer and is scheduled to run through early Sunday evening with the 4x400 relay race set for 4:50 p.m.