Middle Distance
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Toms River, N.J.
High School: Toms River East HS



2017 Outdoor: Academic All-Big Ten...Competed at nine events…captured 2nd place in both the 1500m (4:34.92) and the 800m (2:15.41) at the Maryland Invitational (3:18.17)…placed 9th in the 800m (2:13.61) and also won the 1500m (4:33.89) during the UNF Spring Break Invitational (3/24)…took 6th place in the 1500m (4:35.16) at the Virginia Quad (4/8)…had two first place finishes in the 1500m (4:30.16) and the 800m (2:11.47) at the Hopkins Invitational (4/14)…placed 9th in the 200m (28.61) and 4th in the 1500m (4:33.50) at the Kehoe Twilight Meet (5/5)…finished 19th in the prelims of the 1500m (4:38.26) and 24th in the prelims of the 800m (2:13.10) during the Big Ten Championships (5/12-14).

2017 Indoor: Competed at seven events…finished 15th in the 3000m (10:22.94) at the Wagner Invitational (1/6)…took 2nd place in the DMR (11:37.01) as well as 18th in the Mile (5:04.47) at the Nittany Lion Challenge (1/14)…took 8th place in the 800m (2:21.74) and 3rd place in the Mile (5:04.19) during the Terrapin Invitational (1/21)…captured 3rd place in the Mile (5:01.84) at the Wesley A. Brown Women’s Invitational (1/28)…finished in the top 15 in the 1500m (4:43.30), the Mile (5:03.64), and the 1000m (2:55.10) during the Armory Track Invitational (2/3-4)…finished 21st in the Mile with a career-best (5:00.68) and finished 11th in the 1000m with a career-best (2:53.49) at the SPIRE NCAA D1 Indoor Track Meet (2/10-11)…took 6th place in the DMR (11:25.63) at the Big Ten Championships (2/24-25).

2016 Cross Country: Academic All-Big Ten…ran in all six events for the Terps…finished as a top-5 runner for Maryland in all six meets…was UMD’s No. 2 runner and 5th overall at Mt. St. Mary’s 5K duals, finishing in 18:38.50 (9/2)…took 5th place and was No. 3 for the Terps at Salty Dog Invite in 23:17.90 (9/10)…was No. 5 runner for Maryland finishing in 21:52.00 at Paul Short Invite (10/1)…was 22nd overall and No. 3 for the Terps in 22:04.80 at the Princeton Invite (10/15)...No. 4 runner for Maryland at B1G Championship, finishing in 23:18.80 (10/30)…crossed the line in 22:05.00 at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional to finish 64th and as UMD’s No. 4 runner (11/11).   

2016 Outdoor: Academic All-Big Ten...competed at eight events...ran the 200m, 800m, 1500m and relay events...took second in the 1500 with season-best 4:41.71, fifth in the 800 (2:20.83) and went 29.09 in the 200 at the Maryland Invitational (3/26)...finished 12th in the 1500 (4:50.05) at the Virginia Quad Meet (4/8)...went 2:19.23 in the 800 at the Lou Onesty Invite (4/9)...clocked in at 2:14.40 in the 800 and 28.07 in the 200 at the Hopkins/Loyola Invitational (4/16)...finished eighth in the 800 (2:14.92) and went 4:43.80 in the 1500 at the Larry Ellis Invite (4/22-23)...member of 4x800 relay squad that went 9:01.91 at the Penn Relays (4/28-30)...placed 10th in the 800 in season-best 2:13.38 at the Kehoe Twilight (5/6)...finished 27th in the 800 (2:14.19) at the Big Ten Championships.                 

2016 Indoor: Competed at six events...member of third place 4x800 relay team (9:09.06) and was 10th in the mile (5:12.14) at the Penn State Relays (1/9/16)...combined to go 4:02.45 in 4x400 relay and was eighth in the 1000 (2:59.56) at the Great Dane Classic (1/16)...took third in the mile (5:12.21) and ninth in the 800 (2:21.01) at Terrapin Invitational (1/30)...21st in the 1000 (2:56.55) at the Armory Track Invitational (2/6-2/6)...ran season-bests in the mile (5:02.29) and 800 (2:17.70) at the SPIRE Invite (2/12-2/13)...member of 10th place DMR team (12:06.69) and took 21st the mile (5:17.35) at Big Ten Championships (2/26-2/27). 

2015 Cross Country: Competed in three competitions…finished 17th at the Mount St. Mary’s Duals 5k by notching a time of 19:48.10…she also finished 23rd with a time of 24:23.31 at the Salty Dog Invitational 6k…finished the Paul Short Invitational 6k with a time of 24:28.

2014 Cross Country: Competed in four events...crossed the line in 18:51.65 to place 19th in the 5K Mount St. Mary’s Duals…notched a time of 24:15.14 at the Navy Salty Dog Invitational…finished the Lehigh Paul Short Invitational in a time of 22.56…notched a time of 24.51.6 at the Big Ten Championships.

2013 Cross Country: Competed in three events… clocked in at 21:05.42 over 5K at the Mount St. Mary’s Duals to finish 58th… finished 65th over 6K (23:52.63) at the Salty Dog Invitational… placed 114th overall over 6K (23.43) at the Princeton Cross Country Invitational.

Before Maryland: Graduated with 4.44 GPA From Toms River  East... Winner of Coaches Award... Won the Ocean Conference 800 outdoors as a junior... Member of Raiders' 1,600-meter sprint medley relay team... Pre-Maryland PRs of 2:17 (800), 5:09 (1,600), 11:53 (3,200), 19:06 (5,000)... Recipient of Raid Academic Excellence Award

Personal: Majoring in government and politics... Parents are Tracy and Alfred Squirini... Secretary of the National Honor Society chapter... Has done some volunteer work with NHS and T.E.A.M. programs... Listens to upbeat music before meets... Steve Prefontaine is her sports hero... Wears the same socks for every race... Enjoys swimming, beach, bikes and basketball.

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