STANDISH, Maine – Junior Jackson Fortin finished third overall to lead his University of Maine at Farmington men's cross country team to a fifth place finish out of 11 teams at Saturday's Saint Joseph's College Runnin' Monks Invitational.
Fortin completed the 8000m course in a time of 29:33. Freshman Josh Wynne, the North Atlantic Conference's reigning Rookie of the Week, finished seventh overall with a time of 30:11.
Another freshman, Hassan Abdikadir, finished 31st with a mark of 33:15, while Nick Bourget was 48th in a time of 34:58.
Overall, UMF was fifth with 136 points. Emerson College won the meet with 71 points, followed by the University of New England (79 pts.), Lasell College (91 pts.), and Saint Joseph's College (93 pts.). Trailing UMaine-Farmington was UMaine-Presque Isle (144 pts.), Johnson State (144 pts.), Thomas College (187 pts.), Daniel Webster College (279 pts.), UMaine-Machias (289 pts.), and Mount Ida College (301 pts.).
The Beavers will compete at the Maine Collegiate Championships next Saturday, Oct. 13. That meet is hosted by the University of Southern Maine.