Women’s Track & Field Announces Captains for 2012-13 Season

Rosemary Read, Darcy James, Keely Maguire, Melanie Frazier

DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women's track & field team recently announced that seniors Melanie Frazier (Bridgewater, Mass.), Darcy James (Exeter, N.H.), Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.) and Rosemary Read (West Greenwich, R.I.) were selected as captains for the upcoming 2012-13 indoor and outdoor campaigns.

Maguire is coming off an outstanding cross country season after she claimed the America East individual title to help the Wildcats to a runner-up finish for the third-straight season. She went on to place 16th overall at the NCAA Regional meet and earned All-Region honors for the second time in as many seasons. She then qualified for the NCAA National Championships by virtue of a regional at-large bid and placed 112th overall at the top meet, becoming the first member of the UNH women's cross country team to qualify for national championships since Cathy Parker in 2007.

Maguire also has an accomplished career on the track as she most recently qualified for the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field East Preliminary in the 10,000 meters for the second straight season. She also captured her second New England title last spring with a first-place finish in the 1,500 meters. The two-time America East track champion was named the 2009 Outdoor Rookie of the Meet after a first-place finish in the 10,000 meters.

James, who also served as a cross country captain this past fall, placed 11th overall at the 2011 America East Cross Country Championships and was also named to the 2011 All-Academic Team. On the track, James helped the indoor 4x800 meter relay team set a school record in 2011 with a time of 8:56.92.

Read enjoyed a strong junior season for the Wildcats as she finished runner-up in the hammer throw at the America East Outdoor Championships and the New England Outdoor Championships. The two-time America East Field Performer of the Week placed fourth overall in the weight throw at the indoor conference meet last season and went on to take 22nd overall at the ECAC Championships.

Frazier returns as one of the top jumpers in the conference landscape after a fourth-place showing in the long jump at the league indoor championships with a leap of 17-10.75. She went on to claim third-place at the New England Championships and turned-in an eighth-place finish at the America East Outdoor Championships. The versatile athlete also ran on three first-place relay teams during the outdoor season.

The Wildcats kick off the season on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Jay Carisella Invitational at 10 a.m.

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