Crusaders Women's Track & Field BIO
Jillian Purtell
Player Profile:
Jillian Purtell 2914580
Position: Jumps
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Taunton, Mass.
High School: Taunton


  • Competed in the long and triple jump events, as well as, the 55, 60 and 100-meter hurdles
  • Record season-best heights in the long jump (5.21m) at the Stonehill Skyhawk Invite (4/29) and in the triple jump (10.42m) at the 2016 Jay Carisella Track & Field Invitational (12/10)
  • Posted season-best times in the 55m hurdles (9.02) at UNH vs Holy Cross (1/21) and finished sixth overall, in the 60m hurdles (9.73) at the URI Coaches Tribute Invitational and in the 100m hurdles (16.41) at the Stonehill Skyhawk Invite (4/29)

Before Holy Cross:

  • A five-year member of the varsity track and field team at Taunton High School under head coach Jeffrey Moore, serving as team captain during her junior and senior years
  • Named Hockmock League MVP (2016) and Hockmock League All-Star (2015 and 2016)
  • Set the Hockmock League record in 2016 in the long jump with a distance of 17’12.25”
  • Named Taunton Gazette All-Star (seven times)
  • Set school records in the long jump, triple jump, 100m hurdles, 55m hurdles and heptathlon
  • Holds personal records of 36’9” in the triple jump, 16.0 in the 100 m hurdles and 9.13 in the 55m hurdles
  • Competed in the long jump at Nationals
  • Also was a member of the varsity field hockey team
  • Member of the National Honor Society


  • Daughter of Scott and Julie
  • Her mother was a gymnast at Northeastern
  • Has one brother (Brayden) and one sister (Kaylee)
  • Has not yet declared a major

Purtell's Top Performaces

Event Time/Dist. Meet (Date)
Long jump 5.21m  Stonehill Skyhawk Invite (4/29/2017)
Triple jump 10.42m

2016 Jay Carisella Track & Field Invitational (12/10/2017)

55m H 9.02 UNH vs Holy Cross (1/21/2017)
60m H 9.73 URI Coaches Tribute Invitational (2/4/2017)
100m H 16.41

Stonehill Skyhawk Invite (4/29/2017)

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