Event: 3,000m Steeplechase
PR: 9:40.63 (2011)
Current Residence: New York, N.Y.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
High School: Queen of Peace (Burbank, Ill.) HS ‘01
College: Columbia ‘05
Coach: Frank Gagliano
Agent: Thomas Ratcliffe
Club: New Jersey New York Track Club
Third twice at USA Outdoors – 2006 (10:03.31); 2011 (9:46.31)
2010 NACAC Cross Country Champion (20:49)
Awards and Honors
2007 USA Club Cross Country Champion
Since DiCrescenzo finished third at the 2011 USA championships, she has improved her season best by six seconds. She bested her three-year-old PR by more than a second at the Birmingham AVIVA Grand Prix (9:40.63). While at Columbia, she was a three-time Ivy League Heptagonals steeplechase champion and set the school and stadium records. She is the subject of the hit song “Hey There Delilah” by the Plain White T’s and attended the Grammy’s with the group. Graduated from Columbia with a degree in sociology and continued to receive her masters in sports management in May of 2011. Lives and trains in New York City.
2012: 13th at USA 10 km Championships (33:36); 7th at Olympic Trials (9:46.30); 4th at USATF High Performance (9:47.50); 2nd at Payton Jordan Invite (9:43.28); 3rd at New Balance Indoor Grand Prix (9:53.02); 1st at Princeton Invitational in 1500m (4:18.84)
2011: 3rd at USA Outdoors (9:46.31); 3rd in Luzern to achieve IAAF ‘A’ standard (9:42.84); 5th AVIVA GP (9:40.63).
2010: 9th at USA Outdoors 5,000m (16:06.98); 3rd at Mt. SAC relays 5,000m (15:40.00); 7th in Liege 3,000m SC (9:59.18); 1st at NACAC XC champs 6 km (20:49).
2009: 5th at USA Outdoors 3,000m SC (10:02.14); 4th at USA XC 8 km (27:43); 33rd at IAAF World XC 8 km (28:34).
2008: 14th at Olympic Trials (10:04.70); 3rd in Brasil (9:41.06); 4th in Rio de Janerio (9:43.57); 3rd at Mt. SAC relays (9:51.49).
2007: 1st at Princeton Larry Ellis Invite (10:07.72).
2006: 3rd at USA Outdoors (10:03.31).
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2011: Outdoor bests – 3,000m steeplechase, 9:40.63 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 35 in the world)
2010: Outdoor bests – 3,000m steeplechase, 9:59.18 (No. 9 in the USA)
2009: Outdoor bests – 3,000m steeplechase, 9:47:41 (No. 9 in the USA)
2008: Outdoor bests – 3,000m steeplechase, 9:41.68 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 49 in the world)
2007: Outdoor bests – 3,000m steeplechase, 10:07.72
2006: Outdoor bests – 3,000m steeplechase, 9:59.48 (No. 10 in the USA)