Wrapping Up 2013 Action

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The action might be light this weekend, but we still have some news to share.

Indoor track action is slowing down due to the coming holiday break, as Dartmouth was the only school in action this weekend.  Limited Big Green squads competed at the Jay Carisella Invitational at the Reggie Lewis Indoor Track and Field complex in Roxbury, Mass.  Dartmouth got 5 women and 3 men event wins at the meet with the limited squads they sent down to Roxbury.  Senior Abbey D’Agostino cruised to an easy victory in her senior year indoor track debut by dominating the 5,000m (which at this case is somewhat expected) – she won the event in a 15:40.55, besting second place by 88 seconds.  D’Agostino’s time is the 2nd fastest in indoor conference history, behind her personal best of 15:28.11 that she set last year.  Megan Krumpoch set a new personal best in the 800m, 2:10.06, en route to winning the event.  Other event winners include Meggie Donovan (1,000m – 2:55.02), Kaitlyn Whitehorn (high jump – 5-7), Marina Pleasons (pole vault – 10-11.75), frosh Phil Gomez (500m – 1:05.90), frosh Corey Muggler (triple jump – 46-3.5), and Josh Cyphers (pole vault – 14-11).  Indoor track action will begin again for the conference after the New Year holiday.

The other major HepsNation focus this weekend was the USATF Cross Country Club Nationals out in Bend, Ore.  A total of 17 Ivy alumni competed in the open races, with a pair of former steeplechase greats being the first Ivy finishers on the challenging course.  Max King (Cor ’02), who also served as a the course designer with his Central Oregon Running Klub team, finished 15th in the men’s open 10-km race, while Carrie (Strickland) Dimoff (Pr ’05) finished 10th in the women’s open 6-km race while running for the Bowerman Athletic Club.

There was a lot of positive feedback about having a cross country course designed in a “throwback” style, replacing flat/grassy terrain with hilly/muddy slopes.  “This is exactly what I was shooting for,” King told the Bend Bulletin about his course ,“Making it hard, having technical and strategic elements that make people think a little bit about racing and pacing. Hopefully (the course) got people thinking about racing and having fun instead of going out there thinking about what a grind the race is.”  Just ask Sam Luff (Cor ’09) – a spectator grabbed a series of images of Luff falling and getting back up at the bottom of one of the steep slopes on the course.  Luff finished in 93rd, helping his Georgetown Running Club finish 9th in the team standings.

The Champion League Athletic Performance men’s team (which includes Zach Hine (Cor ’09)) won the team event by 1 point over ZAP Fitness Reebock, while Beast Athletic Club won the women’s title.

The complete Ivy results from the USATF Cross Country Club Nationals are below:

Men’s 10-km Open Race:

15th – Max King – Central Oregon Running Klub

30thEthan Shaw (D’ 12) – Hanson-Brooks Distance Project

61stMichael Franklin (Pr ’13) – Georgetown Running Club

72ndLucas Meyer (Y ‘05) – Georgetown Running Club

76thMark Feigan (Col ‘13) – adidas/RogueAC

90thZach Hine (Cor ‘09) – Champion League Athletic Performance

93rdSam Luff (Cor ‘ 09) – Georgetown Running Club

214thSean Barrett (H ‘ 08) – Georgetown Running Club

 Women 6-km Open Race:

10th – Carrie Dimoff – Bowerman Athletic Club

14thKatie Kellner (Cor ‘13) – Hanson-Brooks Distance Project

41stSarah Cummings (Pr ‘11) – New York Athletic Club

45thLiz Costello (Pr ‘10) – New York Athletic Club

55thErin Dromgoole (D ’01) – New Balance Boston

116thReilly Kiernan (Pr ‘11) – New York Athletic Club

127thKatie Rosettie (Cor ’13) – New Balance Boston

130thAlex Cadicamo (Y ‘10) – New York Athletic Club

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