May 4, 2013

Women's Track & Field Battles to Third Place after Day One of America East Championships

VESTAL, N.Y. – The University of New Hampshire women's track and field squad is in third place after day one of the America East Championships, held at Binghamton University.

Binghamton is in first place with 63 points as Albany is in second with 50 points. Vermont finished the day in fourth place with a total of 47.50 points as Maine is in fifth with 33 points. Stony Brook (13), UMBC (10) and Hartford (8) round out the remainder of the field . 

Senior Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.) took second place in the preliminary round of the 1,500 meter run as she crossed the line with a time of 4:47.98. Laura Rose Donegan (Melbourne, Australia) earned silver in the finals portion of the 3,000 meter steeplechase. She finished the event with a time of 11:00.06. 

Keyla Salazar (Nashua, N.H.) earned eight points for New Hampshire as she finished second in the hammer throw. She hurled a distance of 48.51 meters.

Freshman Lauren Perrodin (Coral Springs, Fla.) earned the third seed in the preliminary round of the 100 meter dash, breaking the plane with a time of 12.21. Anne Twombly (Exeter, N.H.) took the third seed in the 800 meter run. She crossed the line with a time of 2:12.89.

Samantha Blais (Lyndeborough, N.H.) earned bronze in the finals of the 3,000 meter steeplechase. She finished the event with a time of 11:08.66.

The America East Championship concludes on Sunday, May 5. The first event starts at 9 a.m.

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