BIDDEFORD, Maine – The Saint Joseph's College women's cross country team kicked off the 2016 season with a 5K race hosted by University of New England at Rotary Park on Saturday.
The Monks, with 62 points, finished in third place behind University of New England (15) and University of Maine-Farmington (61) and were led by sophomore Sarah Curtin (Strafford, N.H.), who placed sixth with a 20:56 time.
UNE cruised to victory with the minimum amount of points after placing all five of the top finishers, including Emily Wasina, who led the pack with a 20:12 performance.
Today's event counts as the cross country debut for Head Coach Scott Hutchinson, who was hired as the leader of the Monks' cross country and track & field programs last spring.
- Sophomore Lauren Lecompte (Lewiston, Maine) placed eighth with a 21:26 time
- Senior Marisa Lundy (Merrimac, Mass.) was 22nd with a 23:01 effort
- Freshman Amanda Tavoletti (Reading, Mass.) finished 31st with a 23:36 performance
- Sophomore Kelsey Barrett (Gardiner, Maine) was 32nd (23:51)
- First-year Analyse Harris (Windham, Maine) placed 35th (24:34)
- Freshman Mackenzie Beaudoin (Fayette, Maine) finished 37th (24:46)
- Freshman Sydney Fisher (Strafford, N.H.) raced to a 40th-place finish (25:39)
- Rookie Mckenzie Pepin (Windham, Maine) was 41st (26:13)
- Senior Kristina Schelling (Pelham, N.H.) placed 42nd (26:35)
- Sophomore Alysha Smith (Jaffrey, N.H.) finished 44th (27:02)
- Junior Kyrie Harnden (Wilton, Maine) placed 45th (27:05)
- Senior Meghan Fullarton (Windham, Maine) was 48th (31:42)
- Sophomore Emily Tourangeau (Scarborough, Maine) finished 49th (35:04)
Saint Joseph's returns to action next Saturday with an appearance in the Husson Invitational. The women's race is slated to begin at 12:00 PM.
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 430-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.