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Abbey D'Agostino
Position: Distance
Year: Senior
Hometown: Topsfield, Mass.
High School: Masconomet Regional HS
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Senior (2013-14)
• 2013 NCAA Cross Country (6K) National Champion (Terre Haute, Ind.)
Broke her own Dartmouth record in the 3000m at the Millrose Games with an 8:51.91, the fourth-fastest time ever run by a collegiate woman. The time and record earned her USTFCCCA Division I Women's National Athlete of the Week honors (Feb. 17).
• Named the 2013 USTFCCCA Division I Women's Cross Country National Scholar of the Year
• The cross country win helped her become the first Ivy League runner ever on either the men's or women's side to win the title, becoming the most decorated individual student-athlete in conference history dating back to 1883.
• 2013 USTFCCCA Women's Cross Country National Athlete of the Year (Nov. 26)
• 2013 USTFCCCA Women's Cross Country Northeast Regional Athlete of the Year (Nov. 19)
Named the USA Track & Field National Athlete of the Week (Nov. 27)
• Won the NCAA Northeast Regional for the third striaght year, crossing 11 seconds ahead of the second-place runner (Nov. 15)
• Became the second Dartmouth runner ever to win the Heps title twice in a career during cross country season, setting the Ivy League 6K championship record in 19:40.8, besting the old mark by 48 seconds. (Nov. 2)
• Broke the Heps record for margin of victory with a 39.2 second win at Princeton's West Windsor Field (Nov. 2)
• Helped lead Dartmouth to its first women's cross country title since 1997
• Won the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, setting a new course record of 19:31 in the process and leading the Big Green to a seventh-place team finish (Oct. 19)
Named the USTFCCCA National Femaile Athlete of the Week (Oct. 7)
• Claimed the top spot at the Paul Short Invitational (Oct. 5) for the second straight year, besting the field by 26 seconds and finishing in 19:44
• Won the Dartmouth Invitational (Sept. 14) by 51 seconds

Junior (2012-13)
• 5000m NCAA Indoor National Champion (Fayetteville, Ark.)
• 3000m NCAA Indoor National Champion (Fayetteville, Ark.)
• First American woman to ever win both the 3000 and the 5000 indoor in a career, D’Agostino did it on consecutive days.
• 5000m NCAA Outdoor National Champion (Eugene, Ore.)
• A four-time First-Team All-American (Cross Country, Indoor 5000m, Indoor 3000m, Outdoor 5000m)
• Bowerman Award Semifinalist
• 2013 USTFCCA Women's Division I Track Scholar of the Year for both the indoor and outdoor seasons
• 2012 USTFCCCA Women’s Division I Cross Country Female Scholar Athlete of the Year
• 2012 USTFCCCA Division I Cross Country Northeast Region Women’s Athlete of the Year
• National runner-up at the 2012 NCAA Cross Country Championship by seven-tenths of a second
• 2012 USTFCCCA Cross Country All-Northeast Region
• 2012 USTFCCCA Cross Country Northeast Regional Champion
• Won all but one race during the 2012 cross country season
• 2013 USTFCCCA Division I National Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Year
• 2013 USTFCCCA Division I Indoor Northeast Region Women’s Track Athlete of the Year
• USTFCCCA Division I National Women’s Track Athlete of the Week (April 23)
• 2013 USTFCCCA Division I Outdoor Northeast Region Women’s Track Athlete of the Year
• 2013 Ivy League Indoor Heptagonal Championship Women’s Track Athlete of the Meet
• 2013 Ivy League Indoor Heptagonal Champion in the 5000m and the mile, establishing new meet records in each event and earning first-team All-Ivy honors in the process
• Became the first Ivy League woman ever to appear on the Bowerman Watch List as one of the top track & field student-athletes in the nation
• 2013 Ivy League Outdoor Heptagonal Championship Women’s Track Athlete of the Meet
• 2013 Ivy League Outdoor Heptagonal Champion in both the 1500m and 3000m, breaking her own meet records in each event and earning first-team All-Ivy honors in the process
• Winner of Dartmouth’s Class of 1976 Award for the second year in a row as the Top Female Student-Athlete of the Year for 2012-13
• 2012 Fall Academic All-Ivy League honoree (cross country season)
• First-team 2013 Academic All-District for Women’s Track  & Field and Cross Country by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA)
• Has the fastest time in the country this year in: 3000m indoors (8:55.41) and 5000m outdoors (15:11.35)
• Has won 16 of the 18 heats/races in individual events she has run in across all three seasons (XC, indoor, outdoor) against only collegiate competition (3rd in prelims of indoor Heps mile / 2nd  at NCAA Cross Country National Championship Meet)

Sophomore (2011-12):
• 5000m NCAA Outdoor National Champion (Des Moines, Iowa)

• First national championship by a Dartmouth track & field woman ever, First Ivy League distance national champion
• Four-Time First-Team All-America (Cross Country, Indoor DMR, Indoor 3000m, Outdoor 5000m
• Eighth in Indoor 3000m at Nationals (Boise, Idaho)
• Anchor of Third-Place DMR at Indoor Nationals
• 2012 Ivy League Heptagonal Cross Country Champion
• USTFCCCA Northeast Regional Champion in Cross Country
• USTFCCCA Northeast Regional Female Athlete of the Year in Cross Country
• USTFCCCA Northeast Female Athlete of the Year Champion in Outdoor Track
• Winner of Dartmouth’s Class of 1976 Award - Top Female Student-Athlete of the Year for 2011-12
• Indoor Ivy League Heptagonal Champion in the Mile
• Outdoor Ivy League Heptagonal Champion in 1500m and 3000m
• Outdoor Heptagonal Female Athlete of the Meet
• 2012 USTFCCCA National Outdoor Track Female Scholar Athlete of the Year
• Set and re-set numerous Dartmouth Program Records in 2011-12, finishing the year with six marks
• 2012 Olympic Trials Participant in the 5000m, finishing fourth in 15:19.98 (Eugene, Ore.)
• 2011 Fall Academic All-Ivy League honoree

CROSS COUNTRY - Came back to compete in her first cross country season and proved to be one of the top harriers in the nation...Earned First-Team All-American honors with a third-place showing in the NCAA Championship Meet...Became the first Dartmouth woman to win Heps since 1997 when she won the Ivy League individual crown with a 21:58.2 at West Windsor Fields in a snow storm...Won the NCAA Northeast Regional meet in Buffalo by 14 seconds over the second-place finisher, earning all-region honors and an automatic berth to Nationals in the process...Named the USTFCCCA Cross Country Northeast Region Women's Athlete of the Year...Named a USTFCCCA Division I Cross Country All-Academic Honoree for her work in the classroom...Earned Academic All-Ivy honors for the fall season... INDOOR - Earned her second First-Team All-American recognition with an eighth-place showing in the 3,000 meters at Nationals in Boise...Part of Dartmouth's DMR team that finished third in the nation at the 2012 NCAA Championship, collecting her another First-Team All-American accolade...Won the 3,000 meters at Heps with a 4:46.81 in the finals at Cornell's Barton Hall...Won the mile at Heps in 4:46.81...Took second place in the 5,000 meters...Opened the indoor season with a program record in the mile at home in a meet that featured Yale and Columbia, running a 4:38.44 to automatically qualify for the NCAA Championship...Broke that record just a week later with a 4:37.41 in the mile at BU's Terrier Invitational...Helped Dartmouth's DMR break the old record by more than 11 seconds at the Armory in New York City, finishing the race in 11:05.67...In her second meet of the season at BU, D'Agostino surpassed the program record in the 3,000 meters by more than 12 seconds, finishing the race in 9:02.15 at the Valentine Invitational...At the Last Chance Meet at the Armory, she and the other members of the DMR automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships with another school record of 11:00.67...OUTDOOR - Became the first Dartmouth women ever to win an individual national championship when she won the 5,000 meters at Drake Stadium at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championship in 16:11.34...That national championship was the first for the Dartmouth track & field program since 1997 for either the men or the women...Her national championship performance earned her yet another First-Team All-American honor...Ran a personal best of 15:19.98 in the finals of the 5,000 meters at the 2012 US Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore., finishing fifth and missing out on a trip to London by two-tenths of a second, while surpassing the Olympic 'A' Standard by two-hundredths of a second...Won her heat and was the top qualifier after the semifinals after the first day of competition at the Olympic Trials...Named the 2012 USTFCCCA Northeast Region Female Track Athlete of the Year...For her work in the classroom and on the track, she was named the 2012 USTFCCCA National Female Outdoor Scholar Athlete of the Year...Was honored with the Female Athlete of the Meet Award at 2012 Outdoor Heps at Penn's Franklin Field...Won the Heps crown in the 3,000 meters, doing so in a meet record 9:24.64...Also claimed the top spot in the 1,500 meters in a Heps record 4:17.90...She set the record the day before during qualifiers with a 4:19.93 on the first day in Philadelphia...Won her heat by more than seven seconds in the 5,000 meters at the NCAA East Regional in Jacksonville, running a 16:15.35...Running at Mt. Sac in April, she set a then-PR and Dartmouth record in the 5,000 meters of 15:23.35, finishing second overall in a field of professional runners, breaking her own mark in the vent by 17 seconds and meeting the Olympic 'B' Standard...The recipient of the Class of 1976 Award, presented to the outstanding female athlete of the year at Dartmouth's annual Celebration of Athletic Excellence...Awarded the program's Excellence Award at the team's year-end banquet...Part of the 4x1,5000-meter relay team that set a new school record at the 2012 Penn Relays with a 17:44.95 to finish fourth, breaking the old mark by 12 seconds...Set a Dartmouth record in the 1,500 meters at Bentley's Twilight Meet in mid-May with a 4:16.15.Freshman (2010-11): After missing the cross country season due to injury, D'Agostino had one of the best freshman seasons in the history of Dartmouth track & field ... finished third at the the NCAA Championships in the 5,000 meters with a Big Green and Ivy record time of 15:40.69 ... the third-place finish earned her first team USTFCCCA All-America honors ... won the 5,000 meters at Outdoor Heps ... part of the distance medley relay team which set a school record at the Penn Relays with a time of 11:16.02.

Before Dartmouth: Was a four-year letter winner in cross country and track at Masconomet Regional High School ... captained her track and cross country teams her senior year ... in her junior year, she won the MSTCA Bay State Championship ... holds her school record for the mile run from her sophomore year in track ... outside of athletics, she is a member of the Spanish club, National Honor Society, and an active member of her local parish.

Personal: Abbey is the daughter of Eric and Donna D'Agostino and she has two sisters ... her mother Donna ran track and cross country for UMass-Dartmouth.

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE RECORD HOLDER
1 Mile Indoor - 4:38.44 - Yale/Columbia Meet - 1/21/12

3000M - 9:02.15 - Valentine's - 2-11-12
DMR - 11:05.67 - The Armory - 2-3-12 (Alexi Pappas, Megan Krumpoch, Christina Supino, Abbey D'Agostino)
5,000M 15:19.98 set at Olympic Trials 6/28/12

2012-2013 Highs Indoor Outdoor
1000m 2:45.42 (Yale/Columbia - 1/20/13)  
Mile 4:30.03 (Millrose - 2/16/13)  
5K  15:47.02 (Heps - 2/23/13) 15:11.35 (Mt. Sac- 4/18/13)
3K  8:55.41 (UW Invitational - 1/25/13) 9:21.79 (Heps - 5/4/13)
1500m   4:11.94 (Heps - 5/4/13)

 

2011-12 Highs
Indoor   Outdoor  
Mile 4:38.44 Yale/Columbia - 1-21-12*    
3000m 9:02.15 Valentine's - 2-11-12*    
DMR 11:05.67 The Armory - 2-03-12*    
5K     15:19.98 Olympic Trials - 6/28/12*
3K     9:24.64 Heps - 5/6/12
1500m     4:16.15 Twilight* - 5/12/12
4x1,500m    

17:44.95

Penn Relays* - 4/27/12
    * Dartmouth Record    

2010-2011 Highs

Indoor: Outdoor:
3K: 9:36.62 (ECAC - 3-5-11) 5K: 15:40.69 (NCAA 6/10/11)
Mile: 4:57.83 (Terrier - 1-28-11) 1500m: 4:24.01 (UNH - 4-9-11)
   
2010-11 Relays
Outdoor:  Vailas, Tanner, Supino & D'Agostino DMR:  11:16.02 (SR)

Dartmouth National Champions
1921 — Earl Thomson (outdoor), 120-yard hurdles
1943 — Don Burnham (outdoor), mile run
1997 — Adam Nelson (outdoor), shot put
2012 — Abbey D’Agostino (outdoor), 5000 meters
2013 — Abbey D’Agostino (indoor), 5000 meters (first indoor title for an Ivy Athlete in 11 years)
2013 — Abbey D’Agostino (indoor), 3000 meters
2013 — Abbey D’Agostino (outdoor), 5000 meters

Ivy League Student-Athletes with Multiple NCAA Champions
1949 — Jim Fuchs (Yale), shot put
1950 — Jim Fuchs (Yale), shot put

1972 — Bruce Collins (Penn), 400-meter hurdles (outdoor)
1974 — Bruce Collins (Penn), 440-yard hurdles (outdoor)

1989 — Meredith Rainey (Harvard), 800-meter run (outdoor)
1990 — Meredith Rainey (Harvard), 800-meter run (indoor)
    
2012 — Abbey D’Agostino (Dartmouth), 5000-meters (outdoor)
2013 — Abbey D’Agostino (Dartmouth), 5000-meters (indoor)
2013 — Abbey D’Agostino (Dartmouth), 3000-meters (indoor)
2013 — Abbey D’Agostino (Dartmouth), 5000-meters (outdoor)

- There have been 50 event national titles in Ivy League history in both indoor and outdoor seasons combined. Seven are by Dartmouth student-athletes, four are by Abbey D’Agostino.
- The last NCAA student-athlete to win three national championships in one year in both indoor and outdoor seasons combined was Lawi Lalang of Arizona who accomplished the feat this year in the 10K (outdoor) as well as mile and the 3K (indoor).
- Lisa Koll of Iowa State (2010 - Indoors 5000m, Outdoors 5000m/10,000m) was the last woman to win three individual titles in the same year.

Abbey D’Agostino becomes the fifth woman to win back-to-back titles at 5000m
- Lauren Fleshman of Stanford (2001-03)
- Amy Skieresz of Arizona (1997-98)
- Jennifer Rhines of Villanova (1994-96)
- Valerie McGovern of Kentucky (1989-90)
- Abbey D’Agostino of Dartmouth (2012-13)

D’Agostino is the seventh woman to win the indoor and outdoor 5000 in the same academic year
- Lisa Koll of Iowa State (2010)
- Sally Kipyego of Texas Tech (2008)
- Kim Smith of Providence (2004)
- Amy Skieresz of Arizona (1997-98)
- Jennifer Rhines of Villanova (1995)
- Valerie McGovern of Kentucky (1990)
- Abbey D’Agostino of Dartmouth (2013)

The fastest in-season 5000m by collegiate women ever are:
Jenny Barringer, Colorado – 15:07.64 (5/2/09 – Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational at Stanford)
Kim Smith, Providence – 15:09.72 (4/16/04 – Mt. Sac Relays)
Abbey D’Agostino, Dartmouth – 15:11.35 (4/18/13 – Mt. Sac Relays)
Sally Kipyego, Texas Tech – 15:11.88 (4/18/08 – Mt. Sac Relays)

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