Monks Compete in Purple Valley Classic

Monks Compete in Purple Valley Classic

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – The Saint Joseph's College men's and women's cross country teams competed in the Purple Valley Classic, hosted by Williams College, on Saturday.

The women finished 25th with 838 points in the 6K race while the men placed 26th with 841 points in the 8K event.


  • Sophomore Marisa Quirion (Gardiner, Maine) placed 239th with a 27:29 performance
  • Freshman Britney Theroux (West Warwick, R.I.) was 270th with a 29:48 time
  • Freshman Meghan Glisson (Merrimack, N.H.) finished 272nd with a 30:32 effort
  • Sophomore McKenzie Pepin (Windham, Maine) placed 279th (32:30)
  • Sophomore Mackenzie Beaudoin (Fayette, Maine) was 280th (32:30)


  • Senior Lucas Fisher (Strafford, N.H.) raced to a 261st place finish with a 30:23 time
  • Freshman Brandon Whitlock (Westbrook, Maine) posted a 31:50 time and finished 296th overall
  • Sophomore Ben Plante (Windham, Maine) placed 309th (33:32
  • Sophomore Kevin McWilliams (New Milford, Conn.) was 310th (33:49)
  • Freshman Connor Rice (Old Orchard Beach, Maine) finished 313th (34:14)
  • First-year Michael Mason (East Bridgewater, Mass.) placed 318th (35:11)


Saint Joseph's is off until Saturday, October 7th when the team hosts the Runnin' Monks Invitational.





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