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Dartmouth’s D’Agostino third at NCAA meet


Dartmouth College senior Abbey D’Agostino, the most prolific track and field athlete in Ivy League history, took third in the 5,000-meter run on Saturday at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

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D’Agostino, attempting to become the third woman to win the NCAA outdoor 5,000 in three straight years, crossed the line in 15:43.54, behind winner Murielle Hall of Texas (15:35.11) and Aisling Cuffe of Stanford (15:37.74).
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Despite the third-place finish, D’Agostino earned a 13th career First Team All-America recognition.

Also Saturday at the NCAAs, UNH junior John Prizzi placed eighth out of 12 competitors in the 3,000-meter steeplechase event.
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Prizzi finished with a school-record time of 8 minutes and 44.02 seconds, besting his previous school-record time of 8:47.30, which he recorded on May 31 at the NCAA Regional Championships in Jacksonville.
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