February 24, 2013

Women's Track & Field Takes 10th at New Englands; DMR Team Sets School Record

James, Costa, Twombly and Beattie
broke
the school record
in the distance medley relay

BOSTON – Senior Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.) turned in a runner-up finish and the distance medley relay team broke a school record as the University of New Hampshire women's indoor track & field team placed 10th at the New England Championships over the weekend at Boston University's Track & Tennis Center.

The Wildcats finished with 25 points, while Connecticut won the meet with 149.33 points.

Maguire placed second overall in the mile as she crossed the finish line in a time of 4:45.25 to qualify for the ECAC Championships.

On the first day, the distance medley relay squad of senior Darcy James (Exeter, N.H.), sophomore Morgan Costa (Standish, Maine) and juniors Anne Twombly (Exeter, N.H.) and Elise Beattie (Woodstock, Ill.) finished fourth in a time of 11:36.04, breaking to program's previous mark set in 2002 (11:39.29).

Back on the second day, freshman Lauren Perrodin (Coral Springs, Fla.) continued her impressive rookie campaign with a fourth-place finish in finals of the 60 meters, running in a time of 7.69.

Twombly also added a seventh-place finish in the 3,000 meters in an ECAC-qualifying time of 9:49.99.

Senior Erin Phillips (Belmont, N.H.) finished seventh overall in the 5,000 meters in a time of 7:37.07.

The Wildcats' 4x800 meter relay team of senior Meagan Boucher (Manchester, N.H.), sophomore Caroline Hammond (Lexington, Mass.), freshmen Cassie Kruse (Hampshire, Ill.) and junior Julia Credendino (Islip, N.Y.) placed sixth overall with a time of 9:18.34.

In the field, senior Melanie Frazier (Bridgewater, Mass.) took ninth in the long jump with a leap 17-07.50, while senior Keyla Salazar (Nashua, N.H.) added a 14th-place finish in the weight throw with a toss of 47-01.75.

In the high jump, sophomore Jessica Salley (Andover Mass.) placed 10th with a cleared height of 5-05.00,

The Wildcats return to action March 2-3 for the ECAC Championships at the BU Track & Tennis Center.

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