GREENSBORO, N.C. – Running in the first round of the 400-meter hurdles at the 2013 NCAA East Regional Thursday afternoon, Dartmouth women’s track & field junior Megan Krumpoch tied her personal-best time as she crossed in 58.42.

Krumpoch’s time not only matched her previously held best mark, but also was the 16th fastest of the day, helping her advance to Friday’s quarterfinal heats.

This weekend’s meet is being held at North Carolina A&T’s Irwin Belk Track inside Aggie Stadium and leads into the National Championship meet in Eugene, Ore., in two weeks.

The 2013 Ivy League Heptagonal Outdoor Champion in the event, Krumpoch is one of 24 competitors who will be moving on to the next round (Friday, 7:30 p.m.). She finished fourth in her first-round heat that also included Harvard’s Autumne Franklin, the runner she edged out at Princeton to take the Heps crown.

In addition to the next round of the 400m-hurdles, Friday will also see the Big Green compete in both the 3000m-steeplechase as well as the high jump.