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Dartmouth star runner Abbey D’Agostino signs on with Team New Balance

Abbey D’AgostinoPhoto included with New Balance press release

Abbey D'Agostino, who became the most decorated individual female athlete in Ivy League history before graduating from Dartmouth College, has signed a multi-year endorsement contract with New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc., the Boston-based company said Wednesday.

Terms of the contract are not being disclosed, said New Balance, a private company that reported global sales of $2.73 billion in 2013.

A Topsfield native, D'Agostino will live and train in Boston under Coach Mark Coogan. As a member of Team New Balance, a team of about a dozen runners, most of them specializing in middle distances, she is scheduled to run in her first professional track meet in Sacramento, Calif., at the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships later this month.


D'Agostino is planning to compete in a 5,000-meter race. Other Team New Balance members include Jenny Simpson, Brenda Martinez, and Jack Bolas.

Commenting on D'Agostino in a statement, John Evans, a New Balance general manager, said, "Her intelligence, character, and personality make her a perfect fit for our brand and our select roster of fast Team New Balance athletes."

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