Her five years in Durham have been quite a journey, and she claims she could not have done it without Hoppler, who she relies on for constructive criticism.
“We have a great, mentoring relationship,” Maguire said. “There is always the ability to talk to him about training and theories instead of there just being one plan. We can definitely talk and philosophize about different aspects of running. So I have learned a lot from him.”
As Maguire closes in on the final months of her collegiate running career, she has no plans of retiring in the spring.
“I still want to qualify for nationals on the track this season, but after that, I will still be running,” said Maguire. “Not sure exactly in what form, but I’ll be running for a while.”