PHILADELPHIA – Junior Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.) set a school record in the 3,000 meters as the University of New Hampshire track & field teams opened competition at the prestigious Penn Relays on Thursday.
Maguire finished sixth in the 24-runner field in the College Championship division of the 3,000 meters, crossing the finish line in a time of 9:33.76. Maguire, the lone UNH women's competitor, set a new school record in the event and also qualified for the ECAC Championships.
Maguire placed 13th in the 10,000 meters at the Penn Relays last season and went on to capture a New England title and qualify for the NCAA East Regional in the event.
The Wildcats return on Friday, April 27 to conclude action at the Penn Relays, starting with junior Matthew Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) in the high jump at 10 a.m. Senior Brice Paey (Milton, N.H.) will compete in the shot put at 11:15 a.m. and the men's distance medley relay team will race at 4 p.m.