Courtesy - Nate Barrett

Jul 5, 2016 2:54 PM

UNH runner places 28th in steeplechase at Olympic trials in Oregon

UNH women’s track and field standout Elinor Purrier, a sophomore, is continuing to let her actions show she’s one of the best runners in the nation and can compete with anyone.

Purrier placed 28th at the U.S. Olympic trials for the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10 minutes, 08.38 seconds at the University of Oregon over the holiday weekend, UNH Athletic Communications reported.

The four-time All-American track star from Vermont qualified for the Olympic trails after she recorded a time of 9 minutes, 47.17 seconds in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Ocean State Invitational on April 15.

Purrier set seven UNH records during the last school year, according to The New Hampshire.

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