February 26, 2012

Women’s Track & Field Finishes Seventh at New Englands

BOSTON – Senior Kate Early (Corning, N.Y.) and junior Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.) each turned in runner-up performances to lead the University of New Hampshire women's indoor track & field team to a seventh-place finish at the New England Championships at Boston University's Track & Tennis Center on Saturday.

The Wildcats recorded 32 points and finished tied for first among America East teams, sharing the honor with Vermont. Connecticut won the meet with 123 points.

Early placed second overall in the pentathlon with 3481 points, qualifying for the ECAC Championships, while senior Jacky Mendes (Dayton, Maine) took sixth with 3225 points.

Maguire finished second in the mile as she crossed the finish line in an ECAC-qualifying time of 4:50.39.

Junior Melanie Frazier (Bridgewater, Mass.) finished third in the long jump with a leap of 17-09.00.

In the 60 meters, junior Allison Brehm (Pembroke, N.H.) finished eighth overall in a time of 7.86, while junior Erin Phillips (Belmont, N.H.) added an eighth-place finish in 5,000 meters in a time of 17:46.36.

The Wildcats' distance medley relay team placed sixth in a time of 12:10.67, while the 4x400 meter team ran to a seventh-place finish in a time of 3:55.30.

The Wildcats return to action on March 3-5 at the ECAC Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center.

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