College Track and Field Recruiting Standards

Cornell Track and Field Recruiting - Women's Class of 2022


Amy Alagor
Bronx, N.Y. / Christopher Columbus Camp / College Agriculture and Life Sciences
Alagor was the New York State champion in the shot put in 2018 as well as the PSAL City Champion in the indoor weight throw, indoor shot put, and outdoor shot put. Her personal bests are 41-1 1/2 in the shot put, 123-9 in the discus and 48-3 in the weight throw.
Monique Anderson
Bloomfield, Conn. / Bloomfield HS / College of Arts and Sciences
A standout in the high jump, Anderson has repeatedly jumped a personal best of 5-7. As the third-best high jumper in Connecticut, she helped her team to several championship seasons as well as posting a strong individual presence at New Balance Nationals.
Angelica Arroyo
Nesconset, N.Y. / Smithtown West HS/ College of Arts and Sciences
A several-time All-Long Island Track and Field Team athlete, Arroyo has long jumped as far as 18'8.5" for a school record-breaking mark. To further show of her athleticism, she has been a strong contributor on sprint relay teams as well as being a multi-sport athlete by playing volleyball for Smithtown West HS.
Elise Burdette
Bellevue, Wash. / Issaquah HS / College of Engineering
An outstanding sprinter, Burdette had a fantastic senior season. She led her team to the KingCo championship winning three events (200, 400, 4X400). At the 4A state meet, she anchored her team to a 4X400 win, splitting 55.94 and finishing second at 400 meters in a personal best 56.15. Her Issaquah HS team finished second at the championship.
Leone Farquharson
Kingston, Jamaica / Campion HS / College of Arts and Sciences
Farquharson is an incredible triple jumper with her most impressive jump as far as 40-4 1/2. Her final high school season ended with an outstanding victory in the triple jump at the Carifta Games. In addition, she has long jumped 18-4 1/2 and high jumped 5-5.
Kayleigh Furth
Andover, N.J. / Newton HS / College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Furth had an amazing senior season at Newton HS, winning both the state section and Group 2 400 meters, recording a best of 55.89. She finished fifth at the Meet of Champs for Newton HS and is an accomplished relay runner.
Allyson Gaedje
Stony Brook, N.Y. / Ward Melville HS / College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
One of the top middle distance runners in New York state, Gaedje has split 2:09 for 800 meters and has an open best of 2:12.81. She also has run 57.95 for 400 meters.
Gabriela Garza
Brownsville, Texas / IMG Academy / School of Hotel Administration
A former Texas HS state runner-up in the hurdles, Garza spent her senior year at IMG Academy. There, she had an outstanding season running personal bests and setting school records at 60 hurdles (8.90), 100 hurdles (13.97) and 300 hurdles (43.57).
Rachel Green
Fairfax, Va. / Oakton HS / College of Arts and Sciences
Green had a terrific senior year at Oakton HS, improving across the board and concluding her career with a fourth-place finish at the Virginia state meet in the 1600 and with personal bests of 2:16.04 for 800 and 5:01.28 for 1600.
Julia Hans
Belle Meade, N.J. / Montgomery HS / College of Human Ecology
A top distance talent from New Jersey, Hans has a PR of 11:08.55 for 3200 meters and was one of her area's best in cross country.
Rebecca Hasser
Los Altos, Calif. / Homestead HS / College of Engineering
Hasser had big breakthroughs as a senior at Homestead HS, improving to 4:59.21 for 1600 and 10:48.35 for 3200. She also advanced to the highly competitive California state cross country meet. 
Tara Higgins
Media, Pa. / Penncrest HS / College of Human Ecology
A talented multi-event athlete, Higgins finished fifth at the Pennsylvania State Championships in the javelin and seventh at the PTFCA Indoor State Championships in the 400m with a PR time of 57.83. Higgins boasts personal bests of 137-1 in the javelin, 17-7 in the long jump, 5-2 in the high jump and 2:15.74 in the 800m.
Erin Hudson
Conway, Mass. / Deerfield Academy / College of Engineering
One of the top middle distance runners to come out of Deerfield and a relative newcomer to full-time running, Hudson has personal bests of 4:41 for 1500 meters and 10:24 for 3000 meters.
Lucy Hurt
Port Washington, N.Y. / Paul Schreiber HS / College of Engineering
One of New York's best in the 2K steeplechase with a PR of 7:12.35, Hurt has great range, boasting a best of 2:15 for 800 meters while also qualifying for the state meet in cross country.
Beatrice Juskeviciute
Kaunas, Lithuania / IMG Academy / College of Arts and Sciences
A true multi-event athlete, Juskeviciute won the heptathlon at The New Balance National High School Championships by a margin of more than 200 points. She posted a personal best in the event with 5,251 points. As a true multi-event athlete, she has shown impressive marks in the sprints, jumps, throws and middle distance events.
Miya Kuramoto
Lansing, N.Y. / Lansing HS / College of Arts and Sciences
Kuramoto will be a pole vault specialist for the Big Red with a high school personal best of 12-9. She placed as high as third at the New York State championships. She was also a multi-sport athlete in high school as a soccer player.
Samantha Law
Great Neck, N.Y. / Great Neck HS / College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Law emerged as one of the most versatile middle distance/distance runners in New York state, with personal bests of 2:14.00 for 800 meters, 4:38.59 for 1500 meters, and 9:55.73 for 3000 meters. The Section 8 champion at 3000 meters and county champion at 1500 meters, Law was 12th at the NY state cross country meet.
Isabel Meyers
Seattle, Wash. / The Northwest School / College of Arts and Sciences
Twice the bronze medalist at the Washington state cross country meet, Meyers was also a force across the board on track with personal bests of 2:15.04 for 800 meters, 5:01.70 for 1600 meters, and 11:04.53 for 3200 meters.
Natalie Morris
Hamilton, Va. / Loudoun Valley HS / College of Engineering
The Virginia 4A state champion in cross country and in the 3200 meters on the track, Morris was one of the top runners in the Southeast, claiming a top-10 finish at the Nike Southeast Regional cross country championships. She has PRs of 5:01.99 for 1600 meters and 10:53.84 for 3200 meters.
Brooke Olson
Mendham, N.J. / Randolph HS / College of Arts and Sciences
With personal bests of 5:02.66 for 1600 meters and 10:57.66 for 3200 meters, Olson has been among the best in New Jersey on the track for several years and was the sectional runner-up in cross country as a senior.
Brooke Overholt
St. Mary's, Ontario / St. Michael Catholic Secondary / College of Human Ecology
Overholt won multiple Ontario championships representing London Legion and was a double scorer in the Canadian Juniors at 100 and 400 hurdles. She enters Cornell with bests of 8.81 (60 hurdles), 13.77 (100 hurdles), 61.38 (400 hurdles) and 56.13 (400).
Faith Polando
Barrington, R.I. / Barrington HS / College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
A hammer specialist with a personal best of 167-5, Polando was runner-up at the Rhode Island Class A Championships and finished sixth at the New Balance National Championships. She comes to Cornell ranked sixth in the country among hammer throwers in her class.
Martha Sam
Silver Spring, Md. / Blake HS (Ohio State) / College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
A transfer from Ohio State who competed for Cornell last spring, Sam has already made a big mark on the Big Red's relay teams. She had an outstanding career at Blake HS running 11.79 – 100 meters, 24.35 – 200 meters and 54.14 for 400 meters. At Ohio State, she recorded at PR 24.14 and finished 10th at the Big Ten Conference running 54.44 at 400 meters.
Maria Siciliano
West Lafayette, Ind. / West Lafayette HS / College of Arts and Sciences
Siciliano has fought relentlessly to claim a top spot on the Indiana pole vault leaderboards, finishing third in the state meet as a senior. She has continually progressed throughout her high school career, wrapping up with a personal best vault of 12 feet.
Nadia Stratton
Tampa, Fla. / H.B. Plant HS (American) / College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
A transfer from American, Stratton ran 5:10.38 for 1600 meters and 10:59.58 for 3200 meters as one of the top preps in Florida. While at American, she earned a top-20 finish at the Patriot League cross country championships and has a 6K cross country PR of 21:45.
Kate Zitzmann
Barrington, R.I. / Barrington HS / College of Arts and Sciences
One of the top middle distance runners in New England, Zitzmann was the Rhode Island state runner-up in the 1500 meters and placed fourth in the 800. She's run 2:17.70 for 800 and 4:40.31 for 1500 meters.


Ivy League Track and Field Program Summary Series - Dartmouth College

Ivy League Track and Field Recruiting



Enrollment – 6,500

Setting – Bucolic

Location – Hanover, NH

Acceptance Rate – 10%


National University Ranking – 11th

Ivy League Academic Ranking – 6th


Best Professors – 4th

Best Alumni Network – 4th

Best Career Placement – 8th


Tucked away in bucolic New Hampshire, Dartmouth College manages to strike a nice "balance between the intimacy of a college [and] the opportunity of a university." Students feel fortunate that the administration places an "emphasis on pursuing passions, and making the college experience your own." And while Dartmouth certainly maintains a "competitive" atmosphere, students here truly appreciate that "no one really talks about their grades openly." Indeed, it's "generally understood that everyone is smart." A neuroscience major tells us that academically, "Dartmouth puts a huge focus on the undergraduate students, and I have found my professors to be available and engaging in nearly every instance. My classes are all challenging, but they are very discussion based and tend to be small, which keeps me working hard and interested in the material." And an impressed Middle Eastern studies major interjects, "I came to Dartmouth for the professors, but they were far beyond anything I could have hoped for. Not only are they great lecturers and accomplished scholars, they go out of their way to be available outside of the classroom, and to forge relationships beyond what is expected or necessary." When it comes down to it, "Dartmouth is considered to be a combination of Hogwarts and Disney World because it is known for its community and intelligent students and faculty, who also are personable and know how to have fun."


Men’s XC – 5th, Men’s Indoor T&F – 3rd, Men’s Outdoor T&F – 5th

Women’s XC – 6th ( 2nd  in 2017!), Women’s Indoor T&F – 3rd, Women’s Outdoor T&F – 5th


Men’s strengths –middle distance, hurdles, javelin

Men’s needs improvement – High Jump, Triple Jump, Discus

Men’s needs more depth – short sprints, distance

Women’s strengths – distance, mid-distance, Pole Vault

Women’s needs improvement – long sprints and long hurdles

Women’s needs more depth – Hurdles, Long Jump, Triple Jump


Ben Colello                 216’ 9” – Javelin

Benjamin Ose            7491 - Decathlon

Julia Stevenson          16:14.58 – 5000m

Cha’Mia Rothwell      13.24 – 100mH, 20’5.25” – Long Jump


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Abbey D'Agostino is the most decorated Ivy League athlete in track and field and cross country history. 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. Urban legend has Abbey’s HS PR’s somewhere around 7:00 for the Mile!

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 Hamblinfell. 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