Abbey D'Agostino

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Abbey D'Agostino
Abbey D'Agostino Rio2016.jpg
D'Agostino at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1992-05-25) May 25, 1992 (age 26)
Topsfield, Massachusetts
ResidenceTopsfield, Massachusetts
Height5 ft 2.5 in (1.588 m)
Weight104 lb (47 kg)
Sport
Country United States
Event(s)5,000m, 10,000 m , Cross country running
College teamDartmouth Big Green
ClubNew Balance Boston
Turned pro2014
Coached byMark Coogan
Achievements and titles
Highest world ranking(52nd-2014) (25th-2015) (14th-2016) 5,000 meters
Personal best(s)800 m: 2:08.11

1500 m: 4:08.78 Mile: 4:28.31 3000 m: 8:51.88
5000 m: 15:03.85

10000 m: 33:10.38

Abbey D'Agostino (born May 25, 1992) is an American middle- and long-distance runner. D'Agostino is the most decorated Ivy League athlete in track and field and cross country running. She is the first Dartmouth female distance runner to win an NCAA title.[2][3] She won a total of seven NCAA titles (1 – cross country; 4 – indoor track; 2 – outdoor track) in her career. In 2014, she became a professional runner for New Balance.

At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, she received considerable international media attention following an incident during a 5000m heat in which both she and New Zealander Nikki Hamblin fell. The two women helped each other finish the race and were allowed to compete in the final; however, D'Agostino had suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus and wasn't able to participate further. Both athletes were praised for their sportsmanship and "Olympic spirit",[4] and were subsequently awarded the Rio 2016 Fair Play Award by the International Fair Play Committee.[5][6]

Personal life[edit]

D'Agostino attended Masconomet Regional High School in Topsfield, Massachusetts. She graduated from Dartmouth College in 2014. Her mother Donna competed for the UMass-Dartmouth Corsairs. She has two younger sisters, Lily and Julia.[citation needed]

She is a devout Christian.[7]

Dartmouth[edit]

In 2013 D'Agostino became the first Ivy League athlete, male or female, to win an NCAA Cross Country National Championship.[8] After winning her 2013 NCAA Cross Country title and 5th NCAA title in her career, she praised coach Mark Coogan for the preparation for championship running and close finishes;[9] She won the NCAA cross country title by outdistancing[10] Emma Bates by a few seconds. She is the first Ivy League athlete to win 7 individual NCAA Championships.[11] She is also the only woman ever to have won both the 3000 meters and 5000 meters NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships twice in a career which she did in 2013 as a junior and again in 2014 as a senior.[8]

D'Agostino earned her final Ivy league titles May 2014.[12] She graduated with a degree in psychology in 2014.[10][13]

Year Ivy League cross country NCAA Cross Country Ivy League Indoor NCAA Indoor Ivy League Outdoor NCAA Outdoor
2010–11 3000 7th 5000 1st 5000 3rd
2011–12 1st XC 3rd XC Mile 1st; 5000 2nd DMR 3rd; 3000 8th 4x800 2nd; 3000 1st; 1500 1st 5000 1st
2012–13 2nd XC 4x880 yards 3rd; 5000 1st; Mile 1st 5000 1st; 3000 1st 4x800 3rd; 3000 1st; 1500 1st 5000 1st
2013–14 1st XC 1st XC 5000 1st; 4x800 1st; Mile 1st DMR 8th; 3000 1st; 5000 1st 3000 1st; 5000 1st; 10000 1st 5000 3rd

Professional[edit]

2012[edit]

D'Agostino's 5th place at 2012 Olympic Trials 5000 meters and nearly clinching a spot on the Olympic team is one of the closest finishes in Olympic Trials distance races (less than 0.19 seconds between 3–4–5).[14] In 2012, at 20 years of age her platform as a star in the NCAA created a national following.[15]

2014[edit]

After graduating from Dartmouth in 2014, D'Agostino earned a sponsorship with New Balance based in Boston, Massachusetts. She continues to be coached by her college coach Mark Coogan under whom she was a 7-time NCAA champion.[citation needed]

D'Agostino is ranked 19th[2] in the world in the 5000 meters[16] and 65th[2] in the 10,000 meters.[17]

D'Agostino debuted as a New Balance athlete in October 2014 in the 24th Mayor’s Cup presented by the Boston Athletic Association[18] placing fourth behind winner Rachel Hannah of Canada and the Boston Athletic Association’s Juliet Bottorff and Jen Rhines.

2015[edit]

D'Agostino ran the 5000m in 15:42.79 at Payton Jordan Invitational in Stanford, CA (USA) on May 2, 2015.[19] She won the 5000 meters at the Hoka One One Adrian Martinez Classic in 15:23.66[20][21] on June 4.

D'Agostino earned a US Roster spot to the IAAF 2015 World Championships in Athletics by qualifying in the 5000 meters in 15:06.59 at the 2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.[citation needed] On July 18, she finished 3rd in 15:03.85[22] in Heusden, Belgium. On August 27, she finished 23rd in 16:16.47 at 2015 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 5000 metres.[citation needed]

2016[edit]

On January 2, D'Agostino ran a personal best in a mixed gender 3000 meters at Boston University in 8:51.88.[23] On March 12, she placed second in women 3000 meters in 8:57.31 at 2016 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships to represent the United States at 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships – Women's 3000 metres.[24] She finished in a time of 8:58.40 in 3000 meters at 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships to place fifth.[citation needed]

On June 17, D'Agostino placed third in 5000 meters at 2016 Adidas BOOST Boston Games in 15:22.29.[25] On July 10, she placed fifth in 15:14.04 at 2016 United States Olympic Trials (track and field) and was selected to represent USA along with Team USA teammates Shelby Houlihan and Kim Conley at Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics - Women's 5000 metres when Molly Huddle and Emily Infeld passed to focus on their 10 km race in Rio de Janeiro.[26]

On August 16, with about 2000 meters to go in a qualifying heat for the women's 5000 meter race at the 2016 Summer Olympics, D'Agostino tripped over Nikki Hamblin who had fallen in front of her.[27] Instead of immediately continuing the race, she first helped Hamblin up, encouraging her not to quit.[28] D'Agostino herself, however, had torn her ACL and meniscus.[29] Despite her obvious pain, she nevertheless finished the race. D'Agostino, Hamblin and Jennifer Wenth were advanced to the final because of the incident, but D'Agostino wasn't able to compete because of her injuries.[30]

On August 20, for their actions at the Rio Olympics, D'Agostino and Hamblin received Fair Play awards from The International Fair Play Committee (CIFP), with the support of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).[31]

2017[edit]

Former NCAA champs Molly Seidel & Abbey D’Agostino return to action at Franklin Park (Boston) 2017 Mayor's Cup Cross Country Championships and chart paths to healthy futures[32] finish 1st and 2nd respectively for 5 km after running the first half slow picked up the pace for the final 8 minutes to times of Molly 16:18 to D'Agostino 16:48.[33]

On November 4, D’Agostino competed in her road debut at US 5 km road championship hosted by New York Road Runners Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K where she finished 7th in a time of 16:00.[citation needed]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 12th – Heat 2 5000 m 16:16.47[34]
2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, Oregon 5th 3000 m 8:58.40

USA National Championships[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2012 US Olympic Trials Eugene, Oregon 5th 5000 m 15:19.98[35]
2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Eugene, Oregon 3rd 5000m 15:06.59[36]
2016 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships Portland, Oregon 2nd 3000 m 8:57.31[37]
2016 US Olympic Trials Eugene, Oregon 5th 5000 m 15:14.04
2017 US 5 km Road Championships hosted by
Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K
New york, New York 7th 5000 m 16:00[38]

References[edit]

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  17. ^ in 2014 http://www.iaaf.org/records/toplists/middlelong/10000-metres/outdoor/women/senior/2014
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  30. ^ 5000 METRES WOMEN THE XXXI OLYMPIC GAMES BRAZIL RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL 05 AUG 2016 – 21 AUG 2016 IAAF. Retrieved August 16, 2016.
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  32. ^ "Former NCAA Champs Molly Seidel & Abbey D'Agostino Return To Action At 2017 Mayor's Cup XC And Chart Paths To Healthy Futures". LetsRun. October 22, 2017. Retrieved October 22, 2017.
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  38. ^ "New York, New York - New York Road Runners - Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K - US 5 km Road Championships". usatf.tv RunnerSpace. November 4, 2017. Retrieved November 13, 2017.

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