Men's Cross Country Runs To Solid Eighth-Place Finish Saturday at New England Championships

Men's Cross Country Runs To Solid Eighth-Place Finish Saturday at New England Championships


When and Where: October 6, 2018 – Boston, Mass. (Franklin Park)
Distance:  Men's race, 8k
Results: Southern New Hampshire University – 8th/26 (121)

Sophomore Cedric Jocelyn (Nyack, N.Y.) continued his strong 2018 season with a 23rd place finish at the New England Championships on Saturday in Boston. The Penmen ran eighth overall in a 26-team field which included student-athletes from Divisions I, II and III. 


  • Jocelyn's time of 25:37.62 was 49 seconds better than last year, when he was the first NCAA Division II rookie to cross the line.
  • Freshman Ethan Matthews (Ayer, Mass.) and junior Michael Moreno finished together in 33rd and 34th in 25:48.03 and 25:49.23.
  • Sophomore Micah Hewitson (New Market, Md.) was next in for the Penmen at 26:03.71 in 50th place
  • Freshman Conner Leone (Southington, Conn.) was 85th in 26:32.51.


  • The Penmen also fielded a team in the 8k sub-varsity race, finishing 10th among 14 teams.  The top SNHU performer in that race was sophomore Jack Ardrey (Milford, Conn.).
  • The University of Massachusetts-Amherst, with 84 points, finished first, ahead of Northeastern (116), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (125). 
  • Stonehill College, which won the men's team title last year, finished fourth, while American International was in fifth place.
  • The top finisher on Saturday was Leakey Kipkosgei of American International.


  • The Penmen will compete at the Bruce Kirsh Cup in Hopkinton, N.H. on October 20 in preparation for the NE10 Championships, which will also be held at the Hopkinton Fairgrounds.

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