DURHAM, N.H. – Freshman distance runner Elinor Purrier (Montgomery, Vt.) of the University of New Hampshire women's track and field team is currently seeded first in the nation in the mile race in advance of the IAAF World Juniors.
Purrier's time of 4-minutes and 43.36-seconds, which she posted earlier this season at the Boston University David Hemery Valentine Invitational, is the fastest time among U-20 runners in Division I women's track and field this season.
Purrier, who is seeded ahead of runners from the University of Washington, Baylor, Georgetown, and Syracuse, also owns the sixth fastest time in the country, a 4:48.45 mark that she recorded during Northeastern's Joe Donahue Boston Collegiate Games on Jan. 24th.
The IAAF World Junior Championships will take place this summer from July 22-27 at Hayword Field in Eugene, Oregon.
For more information on the University of New Hampshire women's track and field team, visit www.unhwildcats.com