MANSFIELD, Mass. – Sophomore Jill Couto (Newton Junction, N.H.) of the Southern New Hampshire University women's cross country team was named the Northeast-10 Conference Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week on Tuesday, as the Conference announced its weekly honors recipients.
Couto earned her first career individual victory and helped guide the Penmen to a second-place finish at the Vermont Tech Invitational on Saturday. She cruised through the course in 19:14, which was a new personal best, and edged her next closest competitor by five seconds. She topped her previous career best by 30 seconds. She finished atop a field of 28 student-athletes, and carried a pace of 6:13 per mile.
Southern New Hampshire is back in action on Saturday (Sept. 16) when it competes in the Bruce Kirsch Cup at the Hopkinton Fair Grounds in Hopkinton, New Hampshire.
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