SJC Men, Women Post Third-Place Finishes in Runnin' Monks Invitational

SJC Men, Women Post Third-Place Finishes in Runnin' Monks Invitational

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STANDISH, Maine – Saint Joseph's College posted a pair of third-place finishes in the Runnin' Monks Invitational at the SJC Cross Country Course on Saturday. The SJC women tallied 93 points while the men tied for third with 97 points.


Bates College nearly tallied the minimum number of points with 17 after five Bobcats were among the first six to cross the finish line, including individual winner Frieda Kickliter, who toured the 6K course in 24:53, five seconds ahead of teammate Carly Harris (24:58).

University of New England placed as the runner-up with 83 points while Emerson College (126) and Emmanuel College (128) finished behind Saint Joseph's to round out the top five teams.

Simmons University (144), Southern Maine (151), and Maine-Presque Isle (208) capped the eight-team field.

Today's event marked the first 6K women's race ever held on the SJC Cross Country Course.



Bates also won the men's 8K event with 28 points, well ahead of runner-up University of New England, which registered 75 points. Saint Joseph's and Thomas College tied with 97 points apiece while Emerson (146), Regis College (151), Maine-Presque Isle (161), and Central Maine CC (214) complete the eight-team field.

Individuals from Emmanuel College and NVU-Johnson also competed in the 8K race.


  • Sophomore Troy Hendricks (Hiram, Maine) placed second with a 27:14 performance
  • Sophomore Jacob Huberdeau (Plaistow, N.H.) was 20th with a 29:31 time
  • Junior Michael Mason (East Bridgewater, Mass.) finished 22nd (30:11)
  • Freshman Ricky Reyes (Worcester, Mass.) placed 23rd (30:29)
  • Senior Jacob Boissonnault (Biddeford, Maine) raced to a 30th-place finish (31:26)
  • Senior Ben Plante (Biddeford, Maine) was 34th (31:55)
  • Junior Connor Rice (Old Orchard Beach, Maine) finished 35th (32:11)


Saint Joseph's will compete in the Suffolk 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