Sunday, January 26, 2014

Is It Something In The Water?

Dartmouth seems always to have talented distance runners but this is ridiculous. One day after Abbey D'Agostino broke the Ivy League record while running the fastest mile in the country this year, Will Geoghegan has done the same thing.

The senior from Brunswick, Maine, ran a 3:58.04 yesterday to break the old Ivy mark of 3:58.52 set by Columbia's Kyle Merber in 2010. Geoghegan's sub-four mile eclipses the former Dartmouth record of 4:02.26 posted by Sam Wilbur in 1994.

If you look at the list of the fastest indoor miles so far this winter, Dartmouth sits atop both. Crazy.

Find the full Dartmouth release here.
Several emailers have shared the sad news of the passing Friday night of Rick Bartlett '89, a two-year letterwinner at strong safety. Referred to by one friend as "pretty universally loved at Dartmouth," Bartlett suffered from a rare lung ailment and was on the waiting list for a double-lung transplant. A posting from his wife, Loring included this important message:
Although Rick was not able to receive his transplant, we are certain that he would appreciate your support for organ donation to help save others.
Services will be Saturday morning in Rye, N.Y.
Princeton defensive tackle Caraun Reid won praise in an story for his play yesterday in the Senior Bowl. Thanks to a Certain Nittany Lion for sharing the link that includes this:
Princeton DT Caraun Reid had a solid overall week of practice, but his standout performance in the Senior Bowl game will earn him a hard look from scouts looking for an interior defender with quickness and rush skills. The 6-foot-2, 270-pound defender racked up a pair of sacks on back-to-back plays that showcased his speed, burst and hand skills. Reid defeated Baylor's Cyril Richardson using a quick arm over at the line of scrimmage to notch a sack. He followed it with a butt-and-jerk maneuver on the subsequent play that showcased his sneaky strength and power on the inside.
The Dartmouth men's basketball team takes on Harvard at 4 p.m. today in a nationally televised game. Nationally televised, of course, if you get the NBCSports Network. If you are watching the game, sneak a peak at the stat crew sitting just to the side of the Harvard bench and you'll spot That Certain Dartmouth '14. Her aunt in Texas hoped to catch a glimpse of her but, alas, she doesn't get the network with her package. Neither do we, but we'll be at the game ;-)
Still sitting on several recruits that emailers have been kind enough to send along. If you come across a link, or even a Tweet about a "commit" that you haven't seen reported here it would be a huge help if you could send it this way. Use the form or link over there to the right, or go to the BGA Premium web page where you can find my direct email. Thanks!