Monks Compete at NCAA DIII New England Regional

Monks Compete at NCAA DIII New England Regional

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - Members of the Saint Joseph's College outdoor track & field program competed in the 2019 NCAA DIII New England Regional Championship, hosted by Williams College, last weekend. 

For the women, Samantha VanDeMoere (Thornton, N.H.), Marissa Hoffman (Waterbury, Vt.), Kaylee Todisco (Wilmington, Mass.), and Meghan Glisson (Merrimack, N.H.) smashed the team's 4x400 meter relay record, and finished 23rd overall, with a 4:22.49 effort, over 11 seconds faster than the Monks' previous high-water mark. Todisco, Hoffman, Cassidy Lee (Sullivan, Maine), and Alysha Smith (Jaffrey, N.H.) ran the 4x100 meter relay and finished 23rd with a 52.92 time.

On the men's side, senior Marshall Berninghausen (Brasher Falls, N.Y.) placed 21st in the hammer throw with a 45.25-meter effort and sophomore Anthony Blatus (Dracut, Mass.) was 11th in the javelin throw with a 51.39-meter performance. The Monks' 4x400 meter relay quartet, featuring Alex Fitzgerald (Lebanon, Maine), Lance Santeusanio (North Berwick, Maine), Troy Hendricks (Hiram, Maine) and Brandon Whitlock (Westbrook, Maine), finished 22nd with a new program record time of 3:37.66.





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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