Coach Coogan’s Successful Saturday (Runner’s World)


As a Dartmouth assistant track and field coach, Mark Coogan was focused on helping Abbey D’Agostino ’14 win the 3,000-meter title on March 9 at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championship, but his attention was also on another runner in the race—his daughter, reports Runner’s World.

A freshman at Georgetown University, Coogan’s daughter was one of the 16 runners in the 3,000-meter race, finishing seventh. Dartmouth’s D’Agostino won the event, capturing her second title of the weekend (she won the 5,000-meter on March 8), becoming the first American woman to win these two long-distance events at one NCAA Track and Field Championship meet.

Former Big Green runner Alexi Pappas ’12, who now runs for the University of Oregon as a graduate student, finished eighth in the same race, the article notes.

Read the full story, published 3/11/13 by Runner’s World.

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