Parker breaks school records at America East championships

DURHAM, N.H. - Travis Parker of the University of New Hampshire men's indoor track team broke two school records at the America East championships, hosted by Boston University last weekend.

In the opening trials on Friday, Parker ran the 200-meter event in 21.81 seconds, breaking the old mark set in 1988 by Barney Borromeo and tied in 1996 by Keith Chisholm. Both runners ran the event in 22.12 seconds.

Parker then broke another UNH track record in the trials of the 400-meter run, breaking Craig Lange's 2003 record of 48.24. Parker ran the 400 in 47.90 seconds.

The freshman from Fairfax, Va., completed an impressive weekend following his record-breaking runs by finishing the 200-meter finals in 22.02 to place fifth in the event. He followed that performance with a second place finish in the 400-meter race with a time of 48.22. He also anchored the distance medley relay, running the first leg in 49.0 seconds in helping the UNH men's indoor track team to a third place finish at the conference championships.

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