Megan Hepp, a former member of the University of New Hampshire women’s cross country and indoor and outdoor track teams, finished in 12th place at the 2008 Women’s Olympic Marathon Trials in Boston on April 20.
Hepp finished the 26.2-mile course in two hours, 37 minutes and 29 seconds and in the process, shaved eight minutes off her previous personal best. The race saw 124 women finish, with the top three awarded a spot on the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team.

Hepp qualified for the trials in just her second marathon ever, winning the women’s division and placing second overall with a time of two hours, 45 minutes and 10 seconds at the 2007 Thunder Road Marathon in Charlotte, N.C. on Dec. 10.
Hepp is a four-time America East champion, having won outdoor titles in the 10,000 meters and 3,000 meter steeplechase and indoor titles in the 5,000 and 3,000 meters. In 2004 and 2005 Hepp was All-Northeast Region for cross country and in 2005, she was a provisional qualifier for NCAA championships in the 10,000 meters. In 2004, Hepp was a member of UNH’s America East Championship cross country team and was named a cross country All-American. Hepp placed seventh in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the NCAA East Regional in 2003.

Hepp, who is originally from Milton, Vt., graduated from UNH in 2005 and is now a Registered Dietician living in North Carolina.
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