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November 22, 2011

Three Ivy League Women's Cross Country Runners Earn All-American Status

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Three Ivy League women’s cross country runners earned United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-America status after finishing among the top-40 in the 2011 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships, Monday in Terre Haute, Ind.

Dartmouth sophomore Abbey D’Agostino led the way by placing third overall with a time of 19:42.9. D'Agostino's third-place finish is the best in school history for either the men or the women. The previous Dartmouth record at the NCAA Championships was a fourth-place finish by Bob Kampainen in 1986.

Princeton senior Alex Banfich also set a program record by taking fifth with a time of 19:45.0, the highest finish by an individual in program history, beating Cack Ferrell’s 10th-place win in 2005. Tigers junior Alexis Mikaelian competed in the race as well and recorded a time of 22:16.0.

Columbia freshman Waverly Neer joined D’Agostino and Banfich as an All-American. Neer placed 40th by just under a second. She was the top first-year finisher in the NCAA's 254-runner field.

Villanova’s Sheila Reid took the individual title with a time of 19:42 while Georgetown won the National Championship with 162 points, besting Washington (170) and Villanova (181).