New Hampshire runners break school records at ECACs

BOSTON -- Kristen Meisner (Nashua, N.H.) broke the school record in the 500-meter and Leighann Carpenter (Princeton, Mass.) bested her own previous record in the 800m as the University of New Hampshire women's track and field team competed at last weekend's ECAC Championships at the Reggie Lewis Track and Field Facility.

Meisner finished 10th in the 500m with a time of 1 minute, 15.10 seconds, which broke the mark of 1:15.52 established by Melanie Morin in 1998.

Carpenter, who earned All-East distinction, raced to seventh place in the 800m with a school-record time of 2:11.03. Earlier this season, Carpenter became the record-holder in that event at 2:11.48.

Megan Hepp (Milton, Vt.) also earned All-East honors as she was the sixth runner to cross the finish line in the 5000m with a time of 17:02.81.

Meisner ran the second leg of the distance medley relay, which was also comprised of Amanda Reinhardt (Honeoye Falls, N.Y.), Kelly McCloskey (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) and Emily March (Londonderry, N.H.) and placed 12th with a time of 12:15.59.

Lauren Knight (Centerville, Mass.) finished 24th in the shot put with a distance of 12.21 meters.

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