The Dartmouth women’s DMR squad finally exceeded the automatic standard and have qualified for NCAAs in Boise, Idaho. The squad, consisted of Alexi Pappas, Megan Krumpoch, Christina Supino, and Abbey D’Agostino (1600m split roughly 4:34), finished in 11:00.62 at the Columbia Last Chance Challenge. Florida won the race in 10:58.77. UConn also qualified for NCAAs, finishing third in 11:01.40. A video of the race can be found at ArmoryTrack.com. This is the third event D’Agostino as qualified in for NCAAs as she previously qualified in the mile and 3000m. According to DartmouthSports, D’Agostino will run the relay and the 3000m next weekend.
Out in Indiana, the Princeton men DMR squad of Trevor Van Ackeren, Tom Hopkins, Michael Williams, and Peter Callahan finished 8th overall in 9:31.95 at the Alex Wilson Invitational at Notre Dame. They just missed the automatic standard of 9:31.00. Before this weekend, only four DMR squads had met the automatic standard: BYU, Indiana, Texas A&M, and Oklahoma. At the meet, only Notre Dame and Wisconsin met the standard while there are five other teams with Princeton that are within one second of the standard. Whether or not Princeton’s squad will run at NCAAs will be up to the selection committee later this week.
The Columbia Last Chance Challenge and Alex Wilson Invitational will resume today, while the ECACs and IC4As will begin this morning and finish up tomorrow.