Spring Sports Update

Many of Dartmouth’s athletes are headed into post season competitions.

Although the women’s track team was predicted to place fourth at the 2014 Ivy League Heptagonal Championships this past weekend, many spectacular performances lifted the team to an unexpected second place in New Haven. The final score set the Big Green less than twenty points behind Harvard, improving on the team’s fifth place finish last year. To no one’s surprise, Abbey D’Agostino ‘14 was the meet’s MVP, as she completed an unprecedented triple win (taking first place in the 10 thousand meters, 1500 meters and 3000 meters). Claiming first place in both the high jump and 100 meter dash, Kaitlin Whitehorn ‘16 also returned to Hanover with multiple wins, while senior captain Janae Dunchack ‘14 defended her title in the heptathlon. Other winners for the Big Green included Dana Giordano ‘16 in the 1500 meter run, Meghan Krumpoch ‘14 in the 400 meter hurdles, and the 4×800 meter relay team of Meghan Grela ‘17, Meggie Donovan ‘15, Liz Markowitz ‘16 and Meghan Krumpoch ‘14.

A strong showing by the men’s side secured the team fifth place, one position higher than their sixth-place performance in 2013. Steve Mangan ‘14 and Joshua Cyphers ‘14 were Dartmouth’s only winners, placing first in the 1500 meter run and the pole vault, respectively. Cornell captured the team title, edging out Princeton by less than seven points. Unfortunately for the Big Green, sub-four minute miler Will Geoghegan ‘14 was unable to race due to a foot injury. A number of second-place finishers for Dartmouth contributed to the team score, including Thomas Servino ‘15 in the hammer throw, Curtis King ‘16 in the 5000 meter run, Edward Wagner ‘16 in the 400 meter hurdles, and Henry Sterling ‘14 in the 3000 meter run.

The men’s heavyweight crew team was triumphant on the Connecticut River this past Saturday, routing Syracuse University in three of four events. Looking ahead to the final few weeks of the season, the team will compete at the ECAC

Following their win in the 2014 Ivy League Championship, the softball team received an automatic bid to the NCAA regional tournament that will take place this weekend. The Big Green will compete at Arizona State versus the Sun Devils this Friday, May 16th. Morgan McCalmon ‘16 has been a big performer this season, earning herself the distinction of Ivy League Player of the Week three times this spring. The tournament will be aired on ESPN’s college-specific channel, ESPNU.