Keely Maguire, Women's Track & Field
Keely, a senior from Georgetown, Massachusetts, broke her own school record in the 5,000m with a time of 16 minutes, 27.63 seconds at the ECAC Championships that were held May 10-12 at Princeton University.
Keely finished fourth out of 25 runners in the 5,000m as she crossed the finish line .03-of-a-second behind the third place finisher and .16 ahead of fifth place. Earlier in the week, the long distance specialist was honored as UNH’s Jim Urquhart Student-Athlete of The Year award recipient.
The 5,000m run is one of three school records held by Keely. She broke the mark in the 3,000m indoor run this season versus Holy Cross by breaking the tape in a time of 9:29.49 to shatter the mark (9:32.22) that had stood since 1982. Keely is also the UNH record holder in the outdoor 3,000m.
In the 2012 America East Cross Country Championships, Keely became the conference champion on UNH’s College Woods course, helping the Wildcats to a runner-up finish. The Georgetown, Mass., native went on to run in the NCAA Division I Northeast Region Cross Country Championships. There, she finished 16th out of over 250 runners in the 6K to earn NCAA All-Region Team honors for the second consecutive year and qualify for the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships.
She became only the second Wildcat track athlete (Rita Ciambra ‘11) to ever qualify for the NCAA Championships three times. Keely is a two-time member of the All-America East Cross Country team (2011, ’12) and a two-time New England champion (2011- 10,000m, 2012 -1,500m).