Elle Purrier set the track world ablaze on Saturday.
The Vermont native pulled off a stunning performance at the 113th Millrose Games, smashing the American record in the indoor mile with a furious kick to capture the event in 4 minutes, 16.85 seconds.
Purrier lowered Mary Slaney’s 37-year-old national record by nearly four seconds while her 4:16.85 is the world’s second-fastest time in history, according to NBC Sports.
Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba owns the world’s fastest women’s indoor mile time, a 4:13.31 effort from 2016.Germany’s Konstanze Klosterhalfen was second (4:17.26) while the next American to finish was Nikki Hiltz, who placed fifth.
In third place at the bell lap, Purrier quickly moved into second and then out-kicked Klosterhalfen in the final straightway to seize the historic victory. Purrier also established a meet record at the storied competition held at The Armory in New York City.
Prior to turning pro, Purrier wrapped a decorated collegiate career in 2018 at the University of New Hampshire, where she captured the NCAA indoor mile as a senior, earned 11 All-American honors and claimed 16 conference titles.
Raised on a dairy farm in Montgomery, Purrier was a record-setting champion for Richford High School.