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D'Agostino Dominates Long Distance

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Dartmouth College senior Abbey D'Agostino has a list of accomplishments a mile long.  In her case, it's more like 3.1 miles long. 

"I don't know if we'll ever get another champ like Abbey," D'Agostino's Coach Mark Coogan said.

It started during the Spring of her sophomore year, with a surprising win in the 5000 meters at the NCAA outdoor championships.

"Coming in freshman year, I just wanted to help contribute to the team, like I wanted to score points and if I did that I'd be happy, D'Agostino said.  "To actually win the championship and have it be so close was so rewarding."

From there, D'Agostino has won the last four national championship individual races in which she's competed. Including the cross country title last fall.  A first for the IVY league.

"It's really cool to represent a league in which we're forced to be balanced and well rounded," D'Agostino said.

"She's a psychology major here at Dartmouth so I think she does the little things like sets goals correctly, visualizes correctly, puts herself in good spots,"  Coogan said.

While the Winter Olympics gets going in just a couple of weeks, in a couple of years it'll be time for the Summer Olympics.  Abbey D'Agostinto could find herself at the games.

"It's definitely in the forecast,"  D'Agostino said.  "But for now I'm interested in competing for Dartmouth."

Abbey D'Agostino is having the time of her life in Hanover, there's no stopwatch required for that.

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