Abbey D’Agostino earned her opportunity to represent Team USA for the second time last night at the USATF Indoor Track and Field Championships in Portland, Ore. D’Agostino had already met the IAAF World Qualifying time in the 3,000m earlier this season, but the final step to secure her trip to the IAAF World Championships (which will be held in Portland next week) was a top 2 finish in the women’s 3,000m final at USATF Championships. With the second fastest final 400m in the field, she finished second overall with 8:57.31. D’Ags was the only athlete among the top 5 who was able to respond with Shannon Rowbury when she made her move with 400m to go. Rowbury went on to defend her USATF 3,000m title in 8:55.65 and will represent Team USA in the event with D’Ags. Brown’s Natalie Schudrowitz was the one of two collegiate athletes in the 3,000m final. After going out on personal-record pace, Schudrowitz had a minor injury at the 2km point, forcing her to reduce her pace and finish 17th in the field in 9:37.13.
Other HepsNation results at USATF Indoor Nationals:
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