SJC Cross Country Teams Finish Third at Colby-Sawyer

SJC Cross Country Teams Finish Third at Colby-Sawyer

NEW LONDON, N.H. – The Saint Joseph's College men's and women's cross country teams opened the 2019 season with a pair of third-place finishes in the Colby-Sawyer Charger Invitational on Saturday. The men tallied 66 points while the women notched 67 points.


With all five scorers finishing in the top 10 – including winner Zoe Utton, who toured the 5K course in 20:12 – Colby-Sawyer easily claimed the invitational title with 25 team points, well ahead of runner-up Plymouth State University, which registered 51 points in the 2019 opener.


  • Freshman Kelsey Kennedy (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) paced the Monks and finished fifth overall with a 21:10 effort
  • First-year Camilla Grosso (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) placed 16th with a 22:32 time
  • Junior Lauren Fisher (Hampton Falls, N.H.) was 17th (22:36)
  • Sophomore Julia Heroux (Albion, R.I.) raced to an 18th-place finish (22:43)
  • Freshman Haley Gunn (Litchfield, Maine) finished 20th (22:48)


Plymouth State, which placed five runners in the top 10, captured the men's title with 36 points, comfortably ahead of Colby-Sawyer, which recorded 54 points and featured the race winner, junior Liam Fleming, who ran the 5K course in 16:37.


  • Sophomore Troy Hendricks (Hiram, Maine) placed second overall with a 16:51 performance
  • Sophomore Troy Huberdeau (Plaistow, N.H.) was sixth with a 17:16 time
  • Sophomore Michael Brooks (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) finished 12th (17:35)
  • Junior Michael Mason (East Bridgewater, Mass.) placed 32nd (18:40)
  • Freshman Ricardo Reyes (Worcester, Mass.) was 36th (18:43)


Saint Joseph's returns to action on Saturday, September 14th when both teams participate in the University of New England Invitational.




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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