Jillian (Croft) Paige '02 - Track & Field - UMass Lowell
Paige has been an essential aspect to the success of the Track & Field program at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Paige is a five time All American in high jump, long jump and 60 meter dash. She was a five-time Northeast-10 Champion in the 2002 Indoor Track & Field championship winning the 55-meter dash, 200-meter dash, the long jump and was part of the winning 4X200 relay and 4X400 relay earning Female Athlete of the Meet accolades.
That same year, in the outdoor championship Paige was the NE-10 champion in the high jump and long jump. Her success didn’t go unwarranted as she was voted the 2001-2002 Indoor Female Athlete of the Year and the 2002 Outdoor Track & Field Female Athlete of the Year.
In 2001, Paige qualified for four NCAA Outdoor Championships, the 100-meter dash, the long jump and high jump and was a member of the 4X100 relay team which was the only northeast region team to make nationals. She ranked second nationally in the high jump and long jump and was sixth in the 100 meter dash.
In 2002, she again qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championship in the long jump event. Today, she still holds seven of the top 10 times in the outdoor 100-meter dash including the school record.