Women Win, Men Finish Second at Thomas Invitational

WATERVILLE, Maine – The Saint Joseph's College indoor track & field teams competed in the Thomas College Invitational at Colby College on Saturday. The women won the event with 105 points and the men finished second with 33 points.

Freshman Samantha VanDeMoere (Wilmington, Mass.) highlighted the event by winning the 400-meter dash with a program record 1:04.06 time.


  • Senior Kelsey Barrett (Gardiner, Maine) won the high jump (1.30m) and 60-meter hurdles (10.88)
  • Sophomore Marissa Hoffman (Harwood, Vt.) won the long jump (4.47m), finished second in the high jump (1.25m), and was third in the 60-meter dash (8.55) and 200-meter dash (28.37)
  • Freshman Samantha VanDeMoere (Wilmington, Mass.) won the 400-meter dash (1:04.06)
  • Senior Alysha Smith (Jaffrey, N.H.) won the 200-meter dash (28.04) and was second in the 60-meter dash (8.38)
  • Sophomore Holly Moores (Rollinsford, N.H.) won the 3000-meter run with a 12:20.10 time
  • Freshman Maelle Tati-Pamboy (Portland, Maine) placed second in the long jump (4.44m)
  • Freshman Dori LeMoine (Swan's Island, Maine) was second in the weight throw (10.60m) and fourth in the shot put (9.56m)
  • Freshman Carly Jordan (Turner, Maine) finished second in the 800-meter run (2:54.46)


  • Sophomore Lance Santeusanio (North Berwick, Maine) won the high jump (1.80m)
  • Sophomore Alex Fitzgerald (Lebanon, Maine) won the triple jump (12.13m)
  • Sophomore William Blagys (Fairfield, Conn.) placed second in the weight throw (12.35m)
  • Senior Alex Gutierrez (York, Maine) finished fifth in the shot put with a 10.57m effort, the top mark posted by an SJC thrower so far this season


Saint Joseph's will compete in the Bowdoin College Invitational next Saturday.




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Founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy in Portland, Maine, Saint Joseph’s College is Maine’s Catholic liberal arts college in the Mercy tradition. We are inclusive of all faiths, including no faith. The 474-acre campus, located on the shore of Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine offers more than 40 undergraduate programs and a Division III athletic program to a population of approximately 1,000 on-campus students. A pioneer of distance education since the 1970s, the College also provides online certificates and undergraduate and graduate degrees for thousands more working adults who reside in more than 20 other countries. In 2015 the College was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its Community Engagement Classification, highlighting the College’s focus on community service throughout its mission and daily interactions within local, regional, and global communities. In 2018, Princeton Review recognized SJC as one of its “Green Colleges” for its sustainability initiatives. Learn more at www.sjcme.edu.