Elinor Purrier

Birthday: 02/20/95 Mile PR: 4:26.55 (indoors) - 2018
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 4:07.79 - 2018
High School: Richford HS
Hometown: Montgomery, VT
College: University of New Hampshire '18
Current Residence: Boston, MA

Team: Team New Balance Boston

Elinor Purrier, a rising U.S. star, won the 2018 NCAA Indoor Mile, edging Colorado’s Dani Jones, 4:31.76 to 4:31.82. Last February in Boston, she also recorded the fastest indoor Mile in the world for the year, clocking 4:26.55, #2 all-time in NCAA history (only Jenny Simpson is faster).

After graduating from the University of New Hampshire and turning pro, at the 2018 USA Outdoor Championships in late June, she finished sixth in the 1500 meters, running 4:09.30.

At the University of New Hampshire, Purrier was an 11-time All-American and studied nutrition.

FUN FACT: Elinor grew up on her family's Vermont dairy farm, milking 30 cows each morning at 5:30, before showering and heading to school.

News

Elinor Purrier, UNH’s most decorated athlete, begins her professional running career

July 03, 2018

“Now it’s a different atmosphere because it’s my job. I think that a lot of things are going to change as a professional runner..."

By Nick Stoico, Monitor staff

After graduating in May as the most decorated athlete in University of New Hampshire history, Elinor Purrier turned pro by signing...

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How a dairy farmer from Vermont became an NCAA Mile champ

April 03, 2018

UNH's Elinor Purrier says farming has taught her to be resilient. “It’s taught me life isn’t a piece of cake, it’s going to throw a thousand challenges at you at once.’’

By Stan Grossfeld, Boston Globe Staff

MONTGOMERY, Vt. — After Elinor Purrier won the Mile in the 2018 NCAA Indoor Track &...

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Favorites Kerr, Purrier Win NCAA Indoor Mile Titles

March 11, 2018

New Mexico Lobo defends, while Purrier edges Jones at the tape for first national crown

By LetsRun.com

COLLEGE STATION, Texas —  Redemption.

Look at the results of the Mile finals at the 2018 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships and you’ll see that New Mexico’s Josh Kerr and New...

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