Abbey D’Agostino’s Time in the Mile the Best in the World This Year


Read the full story, published 1/15/13 by Dartmouth Athletics.

It may be only two weeks into the new year, but Abbey D’Agostino ’14, a member of the Dartmouth women’s track and field team, is making her mark on 2013.

Her 4:34.15 (converted to 4:31.46) in the mile on January 13 at the Dartmouth Relays not only set a new program and meet record, but is also the fastest time in the world in the event this year, as reported by Track and Field News on January 15.

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D’Agostino eclipsed her own previous school record of 4:38.44, set at last year’s Dartmouth Relays. “Her time is extremely fast for a flat 200-meter track,” says assistant track and field coach Mark Coogan. “It is the fastest mile on a flat 200 for an NCAA athlete in a few years, and I believe that Abbey will continue to improve this year."

D’Agostino’s time is converted to 4:31.46 due to the track size inside Dartmouth’s Leverone Field House for collegiate scoring purposes. Her converted time is nearly 11 seconds better than the next-fastest finish by a collegiate runner this season.

In November, D’Agostino took home All-America honors at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championship as she finished second overall in the 6K event. At last year’s NCAA Outdoor Championships, she won the national championship in the 5,000 meters.

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