Dartmouth's D'Agostino Named USTFCCCA Track Athlete of the Year, 20 Ivies Named All-American
Portions of this story courtesy of Dartmouth Athletics Communications
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) 2014 Women's Division I Indoor National Track Athlete of the Year.
D'Agostino also claimed the honor during the 2013 indoor season and this past fall during the cross country campaign.
The Topsfield, Mass., native was recognized after accomplishing what no other woman in Division I history has ever done before: winning both 5,000m and 3,000m national titles in consecutive years.
D'Agostino won the distance double in 2014 for the second straight year at nationals. When she first accomplished the feat in 2013, the then-junior was just the third woman overall and the first American ever to win the two races at the same meet. When she repeated this past weekend in Albuquerque, D'Agostino moved into rarified air as the lone individual to ever double in back-to-back indoor meets.
She started the weekend by winning her sixth-career national championship, taking the 5000m in 16:20.39. The seventh title came the following evening when she claimed the 3000m win in 9:14.47. Both victories came by more than two seconds in races that featured the best runners in those events from across the country.
Her seven career titles rank as the most all-time by any Ivy League student-athlete in 131 years. Her six track titles between indoor and outdoor seasons are three times as many as any other individual in the history of the Ancient Eight.
Also adding to her resume in 2014 was a 4:28.31 in the mile, the fastest time in the nation this year. In fact, D'Agostino wrapped up the indoor season with the top times nationally in three events: the mile, the 5,000m (15:40.55) and the 3,000m (8:51.91). Her PRs in the mile and the 3,000m rank as the third- and fourth-best marks all-time in each event, respectively.
At the 2014 Ivy League Heptagonal Championship in Hanover in early March, D'Agostino won three titles: the mile, the 5,000m and her first-ever relay championship, helping Dartmouth take home the 4x800 crown.
This most recent award from the USTFCCCA is the 10th regional or national honor for D'Agostino in her career and comes just two weeks after being named the 2014 Northeast Region Women's Track Athlete of the Year.
D'Agostino was also one of 20 Ivies to take home All-America honors, including 15 who earned first team status.
USTFCCCA All-America honors for the 2014 indoor season are based on the results from the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships in Albuquerque, N.M. First-team honors were given to those who placed in the championships' top eight in an event or were a member of an eight-person final. Second-team honors were earned by those who finished between ninth and 16th place.
D'Agostino and her teammate senior Megan Krumpoch, as well as Harvard senior Maksim Korolev, earned All-America in two events each. Krumpoch was a first-team All-American in the 800m and the DMR, while Korolev was second team in both the men's 3K and 5K.
Men's USTFCCCA All-America Honorees
|Daniel Everett||Columbia||Distance Medley Relay||First Team|
|Brendon Fish||Columbia||Distance Medley Relay||First Team|
|John Gregorek||Columbia||Mile||First Team|
|Noah Lartigue||Columbia||Distance Medley Relay||First Team|
|Harry McFann||Columbia||Distance Medley Relay||First Team|
|Montez Blair||Cornell||High Jump||First Team|
|Bruno Hortelano-Roig||Cornell||200 Meters||First Team|
|Stephen Mozia||Cornell||Shot Put||First Team|
|Will Geoghegan||Dartmouth||Mile||First Team|
|Steve Mangan||Dartmouth||Mile||Second Team|
|Maksim Korolev||Harvard||3000 Meters||Second Team|
|Maksim Korolev||Harvard||5000 Meters||Second Team|
|Maalik Reynolds||Penn||High Jump||Second Team|
|Michael Williams||Princeton||Mile||Second Team|
Women's USTFCCCA All-America Honorees
|Nadia Eke||Columbia||Triple Jump||First Team|
|Abbey D'Agostino||Dartmouth||3000 Meters||First Team|
|Abbey D'Agostino||Dartmouth||5000 Meters||First Team|
|Dana Giordano||Dartmouth||Distance Medley Relay||First Team|
|Megan Krumpoch||Dartmouth||800 Meters||First Team|
|Megan Krumpoch||Dartmouth||Distance Medley Relay||First Team|
|Elizabeth Markowitz||Dartmouth||Distance Medley Relay||First Team|
|Jennifer Meech||Dartmouth||Distance Medley Relay||First Team|
|Erika Veidis||Harvard||800 Meters||Second Team|