Moskowitz sets NH 2-mile record

Eli Moskowitz continues to impress.

The Souhegan High School senior ran a New Hampshire record time in the 3,200-meter on Friday, finishing with a time of 9 minutes, 44 seconds at the Glenn D. Loucks Memorial Games in White Plains, N.Y.

That time is the third fastest in the nation during the 2015 season, as Moskowitz finished third at the meet. Mikey Brannigan, of Northport, N.Y., set a New York record with his first-place time of 8:42.92, and Alex Ostberg, of Darien, Conn., set his state’s record by finishing second in 8:43.93.

Moskowitz finished the first mile in 4:23 and followed it up with a 4:21 on the second mile, including a 1:01 on the final mile.

The Souhegan senior’s time is 15 seconds better than the Granite State mark of 8:59.43 set by Hanover’s Aaron Watanabe in 2010. They are the only two in New Hampshire high school history to finish the 3,200 in under nine minutes.

Moskowitz was originally the eighth seed to start the event.

Teammate Ben Platt also participated, competing in the 800-meter run.