Men's Cross Country Runners Finish 1-2-3 To Win Shacklette Invitational


When and Where: September 1, 2018 – Manchester, N.H. (St. Anselm College)
Distance:  Men's race, 8K
Results: Southern New Hampshire University – 1st/5 (65)

Sophomore Cedric Jocelyn (Nyack, N.Y.) edged sophomore teammate Micah Hewitson (New Market, Md.) in a photo finish and the Southern New Hampshire University men's cross country team opened its 2018 season with its first-ever team win in the 37th annual Philip J. Shacklette Invitational.


  • It took a video review to separate teammates Jocelyn and Hewitson, who both ran the eight-kilometer course in 27:12.
  • Junior Michael Moreno (Houston, Texas) finished third in 27:14.
  • Freshman Conner Leone (Southington, Conn.) was seventh overall at 27:45.
  • In his first meet, freshman Ethan Matthews (Ayer, Mass.) ran 27:54 and finished ninth.


  • Southern New Hampshire participated in the Shacklette for the first time since 2015.  Merrimack finished second, followed by Bentley, St. Anselm and St. Michael's. 
  • The best previous finishes in the Shacklette were seconds in 2006 and 2015.  
  • Joceyln is the second SNHU runner to win the event and the first since Nacho Hernando-Angulo '17 in 2015. 


  • The Penmen will compete at the UMass Dartmouth Corsair Invitational on September 15.

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