Jillian

Purtell

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Jumps/Hurdles
Year: Junior
Hometown: Taunton, Mass.
High School: Taunton

Bio

Career Honors:

Patriot League Academic Honor Roll (2017-2018, 2018-2019).

 2019 Outdoor (Junior):

  • Had a personal best in the 100 meter hurdles, running a 15.70, at the Stonehill Skyhawk Invitational (4/27).
  • Posted a season best in the long jump (5.22m) at the Ocean State Invitational (4/12).
  • Had a season best of 10.81 meters to win in the triple jump at the UNH Season Opener (4/6).

 2018-2019 Indoor (Junior):

  • Placed ninth in the long jump (5.09m) at the URI Tribute (2/9).
  • Had a personal best in the 60 meter hurdles running a 9.39 at the Howlin Husky Invitational (12/8).
  • Had a season best in the triple jump (10.35m) at the Boston University / Sharon Colyear-Danville Season Opener (12/1).

 2018 Outdoor (Sophomore):

  • Placed ninth in the 100 meter hurdles (15.76) and eighth in the long jump (5.14m) while recording a personal best in the triple jump (10.73m) at the Holy Cross Invitational (4/21).
  • Placed second in the triple jump (10.62m) at the UNH Season Opener (4/7).

 2017-2018 Indoor (Sophomore):

  • Placed 20th at the Patriot League Indoor Championship in the long jump (5.06m) (2/17).
  • Placed third in the triple jump (10.01m) vs. UNH (1/20).

2016-2017:

  • 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.

Personal:

  • Daughter of Scott and Julie.
  • Her mother was a gymnast at Northeastern.
  • Has one brother (Brayden) and one sister (Kaylee).
  • Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

Purtell's Top Performaces

Year Event Time/Dist. Meet (Date)
2019 100m H (outdoor) 15.70 Stonehill Skyhawk invitational (4/27)
2018 60m H (indoor) 9.39 Howlin Husky Invitational (12/8)
2017 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)

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