Hollis Claims Runnin' Monks Invitational Crown; UMF Wins First Meet Since 2007

Hollis Claims Runnin' Monks Invitational Crown; UMF Wins First Meet Since 2007

STANDISH, Maine – The University of Maine at Farmington men's cross country team earned its first victory since 2007 behind Robert Hollis' first place finish at the St. Joseph's Runnin' Monks Invitational on Saturday.

Hollis won the crown by crossing the line at 27:33 and averaged a 5:33 mile. The sophomore beat out St. Joe's Lucas Fisher by nearly a minute for the top spot.

Connor Wagner also claimed a top five finish in fourth place. Wagner closed out the race at 28:45 and trailed Emmanuel's Ian Chamenko by only three seconds for third place. Josh Wynne also grabbed a near top ten finish by placing 12th with a time of 29:52.

UMF, which last won the Runnin' Monks event in 2007, earned top team honors after placing all five scorers in the top 20 individually.

UMaine-Farmington will race in the Maine Collegiate Championship next Saturday, hosted by Bowdoin College.