Staking Claim of the Mayor’s Cup


I guess it’s about time for an alumni update.  Today at Franklin Park in Boston, Mass., a number of Ivy alumni competed in the 24th annual Mayor’s Cup.

Today’s race marked the professional debut of Abbey D’Agostino (Dartmouth ’14), who finished 4th in the women’s 5km race with a time of 16:48.  D’Agostino was edged for 3rd place by Jen Rhines, who was given the same time.  The image above is from the first mile mark, where she was in a tight pack with eventual winner Rachel Hannah, Juliet Bottorff, Rhines, and Princeton alumna Liz Costello.  Costello finished in 6th place with a time of 16:56.

“Today was the debut! It’s hard, it’s a hard feeling [effort wise]. The point of today was just to kind of feel the burn again and compete, you know, and not expect anything. That was a really positive way of going into it ’cause now I can just be satisfied with starting up again and knowing that there is still a lot of work to be done,” D’Agostino told a small group of reporters following her race and quoted by Chris Lotsbom in his event recap.

Other Ivies in the women’s race included Nihal Kayali (Yale ‘; 17th overall in 18:19) and Christina Supino (Dartmouth ’12; 34th overall in 19:08) finishing in the top 50.  UPDATE: We were pointed out on twitter that Erin Dromgoole (Dartmouth ’01; 23rd in 18:34) and Megan Krumpoch (Dartmouth ’14; 31st in 19:00) also competed in the Mayor’s Cup.  Thank you, Becky Wexler, and sorry for the initial oversight.

Meanwhile, in the men’s 8km race, six Ivy alumni finished in the top 50 (in fact, they all finished in the top 15), led by Ethan Shaw (Dartmouth ’13) 3rd place finish in 24:00.  Dan Lowry (Brown ’13; 7th overall in 24:21) and Steve Mangan (Dartmouth ’14; 13th overall in 24:54) were a part of the Boston Athletic Association running team with Shaw and helped that team win the men’s team competition.  Other Ivies included Joe Stilin (Princeton ’13; 10th overall in 24:36), John Bleday (Dartmouth ’14; 12th overall in 24:46), and Chris Bendtsen (Princeton ’14; 15th overall  in 24:55).  It should be noted that Bleday is finishing up his collegiate eligibility at Boston College, where he will participate during the indoor track season only.

photo by Chris Lotsbom

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