Abbey D'Agostino "The pressure is there if you allow it to be there."
Back in August, Flotrack's Jimmy Stevenson had a chance to chat with Dartmouth's Abbey D'Agostino about the upcoming fall. The senior took home three-time NCAA titles last year (indoor 3k, indoor 5k, and outdoor 5k), but just missed out on that elusive cross country crown. Will this be D'Agostino's fall? We'll find out more as Dartmouth heads to Bethlehem, PA for the Paul Short Invitational on 10/5. It's a bit of a long interview, but #DAGS gives some insight into her training, life at Dartmouth, and of course, what she wants to accomplish this fall. If you're more inclined to skip around to specific questions, we've provided the timestamps below. 0:35 - Training since USAs 1:12 - Team dynamic at Dartmouth (and Coach Mark Coogan) 2:34 - "The pressure is there if you allow it to be there." 3:48 - Not getting caught up in the hype 4:27 - D'Agostino's goals and expectations for the fall - "All I can do it put myself in a good position" 5:55 - The importance of trusting yourself 6:47 - D'Agostino looks back on the last four years and gives some solid advice to high schoolers and freshmen 8:11 - Come November, how will D'Agostino remember her NCAA cross country career?
Bethlehem, PA, US