University of New Hampshire graduate Elinor Purrier set the American record in the indoor 2-mile Saturday night at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix at Staten Island, N.Y.
Purrier, a Vermont native who was an NCAA champion and 11-time All-American at UNH, finished with a time of 9 minutes, 10.28 seconds, shaving more than 8 seconds off the previous American record.
Purrier set an American record (4:16.85) in the mile at last year’s Millrose Games. Her 2-mile time Saturday night was the third-best time in indoor world history.
The Wildcats trailed just 1-0 after two periods against Hockey East-leading Northeastern on Sunday, but were outscored 3-1 in the final frame of a 4-1 setback.
Avery Myers scored UNH’s lone goal, assisted by Ciarra Wall.
Ava Boutilier made 38 saves in goal for UNH.
The UNH women’s basketball team lost at UMass Lowell on Sunday, 73-52.
Senior guard Amanda Torres of Hudson led UNH with 12 points, while Ivy Gogolin added 11.
UNH is now 5-13 overall and 5-10 in America East.
Freshman Alivia Kelly scored the game’s only goal as the Wildcats won their season debut on Sunday, defeating Northeastern 1-0 at Wildcat Stadium.
Aiden McDonough’s goal with 3:57 to play thwarted a four-goal UNH comeback as Northeastern escaped Matthews Arena in Boston with a 5-4 win Saturday night.
McDonough, New Hampton’s Michael Kesselring, Julian Kislin and Gunnarwolfe Fontaine had goals that put the Huskies up 4-0 just 18 seconds into the second period.
Patrick Grasso started the UNH (5-12-2) rally with a power play goal at 1:52 of the second. Kalle Eriksson cut the lead in half with a power-play tally at 8:08. Jackson Pierson’s power-play goal at 1:18 of the third made it a 4-3 game, and Lucas Herrmann tied it up with an even-strength goal at 4:08.
Angus Crookshank and Eriksson each had two assists for UNH. Pierson and Grasso also notched assists.
Ty Taylor stopped 25 shots in the UNH net. Connor Murphy made 20 saves for Northeastern (8-5-2).