FARMINGTON, Maine – The Saint Joseph's College cross country teams kicked off the 2017 season with an appearance in the University of Maine-Farmington 5K on Saturday afternoon. The women finished fourth with 102 points while the men finished fifth with 105 points.
THE RUNDOWN – MEN:
- Senior Lucas Fisher (Strafford, N.H.) led the Monks and finished seventh overall with a 17:48 time
- Freshman JD Ndayishimiye (Westbrook, Maine) finished 20th with an 18:58 effort in his NCAA debut
- First-year Brandon Whitlock (Westbrook, Maine) was 24th with a 19:12 effort
- Sophomore Kevin McWilliams (New Milford, Conn.) posted a 19:19 time and finished 25th
- Sophomore Jacob Boissonnault (Biddeford, Maine) raced to a 30th-place finish with a 19:40 performance
- Freshman Michael Mason (20:22), Connor Rice (20:36), Alex Fitzgerald (21:32), Nick Baston (22:31), and Lance Santeusanio (26:07) competed in their first collegiate event this afternoon
THE RUNDOWN – WOMEN:
- Junior Lauren Lecompte (Lewiston, Maine) paced the Monks and finished 13th overall with a 22:42 performance
- Making her collegiate cross country debut, sophomore Marisa Quirion (Gardiner, Maine) finished 22nd with a 23:25 time
- Freshman Meghan Glisson (Merrimack, N.H.) was 29th with a 24:06 effort
- Freshman Britney Theroux (West Warwick, R.I.) placed 31st with a 24:14 performance
- Sophomore Amanda Tavoletti (Reading, Mass.) toured the 5K course in 25:28 and finished 44th overall
- Freshmen Lindsey Barrow (25:54), Elizabeth Cummons (25:56), Emma Belyea (26:06), Holly Moores (28:41), and Alexa Hussey (28:45) all made their collegiate debuts this afternoon
Saint Joseph's will compete in the Bowdoin College Invitational on Saturday, September 16th.
Saint Joseph's College is Maine's only Catholic liberal arts college, providing a supportive, personalized and career-focused education for more than 100 years. From its 474-acre campus on the shores of Sebago Lake, the College offers more than 40 undergraduate programs to a population of approximately 1,000 students. Saint Joseph's College Online provides certificates, undergraduate and advanced degrees for working adults through an online learning program. For more, visit www.sjcme.edu.