Abbey D’Agostino’s 1,500m meet record that she set yesterday at Outdoor Heps has gone down. At the hands of? D’Agostino, of course. Coming into the meet, no one in the history of Heps had ever run sub-4:20 in the event at the Championship. With a convincing win in 4:17.90 this afternoon, she has now done it twice. Princeton’s Greta Feldman had a great run, finishing second in 4:20.98. And she is the favorite in the 800m later today.
Cornell has really pulled away in the team standings with 95 points, but there is a great battle brewing for second as Brown (58), Princeton (56) and Dartmouth (55) are separated by just three points. Dartmouth had won points in the heptathlon as well as Janae Dunchack claimed the title with 4,924 points, just 14 more than Mary Hirst of Harvard. Dartmouth’s Priscilla Trojano was third.
In the men’s 1500m race, yet another slow, tactical run was in order. Columbia’s Kyle Merber frequently wins those battles and he did so today in 4:02.85, ahead of Princeton’s Trevor Van Ackeren (4:03.41) and Dartmouth’s Steve Mangan (4:03.44). Princeton now has a wide lead in the men’s team chase, 91-59 3/4 over Cornell, but there are a lot of events remaining.