Jill Couto
Jill Couto
Height: 5-0
Year: So.
Hometown: Newton Junction, N.H.
High School: Sanborn Regional

2017:

  • USTFCCCA All-Region Honoree
  • All-Northeast-10 Conference Second Team
  • Named Northeast-10 Conference Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week on September 12
  • Top finisher for Southern New Hampshire in each of the six meets in which the Penmen competed in
  • Captured individual titles at both the Vermont Tech Invitational (9/9) in 19:14 and the Bruce Kirsch Cup (9/16) in 22:39
  • Fastest time of the season came at the New England Championship, where she placed fifth in NCAA Division II in 18:53
  • Slotted in No. 13 overall at the NE10 Championship in 22:34 before finishing 17th at the NCAA Division II East Regional in 23:46

2016:

  • Competed in five of six events
  • Turned in a season-best time of 19:44 at the NE10 Preview meet on September 3
  • Posted a time of 19:45 at the NEIC4A Outdoor Championships on October 8
  • Slotted in No. 37 at the 2016 Northeast-10 Conference Championship in a time of 24:15

BEFORE SNHU/PERSONAL:

  • Psychology major
  • 2016 graduate of Sanborn Regional High School
  • Member of the Indians’ cross country, cheerleading and track and field teams
  • Captained the cross country team during her senior season
  • Competed at the New Hampshire Division II Cross Country State Championship as well as the New Hampshire Cross Country Meet of Champions in 2015
  • Earned spring track coaches’ award each of her final three seasons
  • Competed at the New Hampshire Division II State Championship meet as a sophomore, junior and senior
  • Competed at the New Hampshire Division II Meet of Champions in the spring of 2016
  • Captained the spring track team as a senior
  • Broke the 25-year old school record for the 1600-meter in 2016
  • Anchored the school record holding 4x400-meter and 4x800-meter relay teams
  • Only New Hampshire student-athlete to qualify for the New Hampshire Division II State Championship in every running event in 2016
  • Two-time winter track Most Valuable Player (2015, 2016)
  • Named team captain as a senior and also earned the Coaches’ Award in her final campaign
  • Daughter of Arthur and Lynn Couto
  • Has a sister named Katrina
  • Lists running and hiking as her favorite hobbies