February 6, 2016
Men’s & Women’s Track & Field Compete At Wesleyan Indoor Invite II
The USMMA men’s and women’s track & field teams travelled up to Wesleyan University to compete in the Second Wesleyan Indoor Invite. The men had two first-place finishes, while the women had a runner finish as high as fourth place.
January 30, 2016
Sanchez Qualifies For ECACs To Highlight Mariners’ Day At Lehigh’s Covert Classic
The USMMA men’s track & field team took part in the John Covert Classic on Saturday, hosted by Division I Lehigh University. The Mariners sent 16 competitors to the event and were led by senior Tomas Sanchez (Manati, P.R.), who had the squad’s highest finish of the day and qualified for the ECAC Championships with a second-place showing in the 500 meter run in 1:07.56. He was narrowly beaten out by Lehigh’s Tom Troxell by just seven-hundredths of a second.
January 22, 2016
Winter Storm Jonas Effects All Scheduled Contests This Saturday
Due to Winter Storm Jonas, which is expected to dump nearly a foot or more of snow on the New York Metropolitan Area this weekend, all USMMA athletic events that were scheduled for Saturday have either been postponed or cancelled.
January 16, 2016
Pressey’s First-Place Finish In Triple Jump Highlights Mariners Day At CGA Winter Invite
The USMMA men’s track & field team competed at Coast Guard’s CGA Winter Invite on Saturday and the Mariners ended the event in fifth place. Senior Kenneth Pressey (Yorktown, Va.) had the Mariners’ top finish at the event, coming in first place in the triple jump with a jump of 12.77 meters (41' 10.75"), which was a personal best distance for the senior.
January 13, 2016
Blenkush Also Honored By ECAC For His Performance Last Week
Two days after being named the Landmark Conference Men’s Track & Field Athlete of the Week, USMMA freshman Severin Blenkush (O’Fallon, Ill.) was honored by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) as the Division III Metro Corvias Rookie of the Week.
January 11, 2016
Blenkush Named Landmark Men’s Track & Field Athlete Of The Week
The Landmark Conference announced on Monday that USMMA freshman Severin Blenkush (O’Fallon, Ill.) was named the league’s men’s track & field Athlete of the Week. The honor comes after the rookie’s performance at the Rutgers Invitational this past Saturday, Jan. 9.
January 9, 2016
Men’s T&F Begins New Year At Rutgers Invite On Saturday
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s track & field team took on a tough field of mostly Division I teams at the Rutgers Invitational on Saturday. 10 Mariners made the trip to Jersey for the event, with freshman Severin Blenkush () leading the way with the squad’s top finish – a fifth-place showing in the 1,000 meter run (2:36.67), which was a season-best time for him.
December 6, 2015
Men’s Track & Field Has Great Opening Weekend, Including Setting A New Academy Record In High Jump
The USMMA men’s track & field team opened up the indoor season this past weekend by competing in two events, the Crowell Open on Saturday, hosted by Army West Point, and the Knight Indoor Classic on Sunday, hosted by FDU in New Jersey.
September 28, 2015
Five New Members Inducted Into USMMA Athletics Hall Of Fame Friday Night
This past Friday night, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Athletics Department inducted five new members into its Hall of Fame as part of its 16th class to be included. The induction ceremony was in conjunction with the Academy’s and the USMMA Alumni Association and Foundation’s (AAF) Homecoming celebration this past weekend. The Alumni Association and Foundation hosted the event in Melville Hall on campus here in Kings Point.
June 1, 2015
Six Mariners Selected To Landmark Conference Spring All-Sportsmanship Teams
Back in May, the Landmark Conference announced the league’s spring season All-Sportsmanship Teams and USMMA had six student-athletes selected to the squads for their displays of sportsmanship throughout the season. The All-Sportsmanship Team includes one student-athlete from each institution for each sport and is selected by the players and coaches from their respective team.
May 5, 2015
Neumann Lands On Men’s Outdoor T&F Second Team All-Landmark
On Tuesday, the Landmark Conference announced the post-season honors for men’s outdoor track & field and USMMA freshman Blase Neumann (Spokane, Wash.) earned a spot on the All-Landmark Second Team.
May 3, 2015
Mariners Place Fifth At Landmark Outdoor Championship Meet
The USMMA men’s track and field team completed action at the 2015 Landmark Conference Outdoor Championship Meet on Sunday. The Mariners finished the event in fifth place with 21 total points.
May 2, 2015
Neumann Wins Silver, Qualifies For ECACs In Pole Vault On Day One Of Landmark Champs
On Saturday, freshman Blase Neumann (Spokane, Wash.) placed second in the pole vault event on the first day of the Landmark Outdoor Track & Field Championship Meet, hosted by Susquehanna University. His mark of 4.40 meters (14’ 5.25”) also qualifies him for the ECAC Championship Meet, which will be held May 14-15 in Springfield, Mass.
April 26, 2015
Hwang Wins 110-Meter Hurdles To Lead Mariners At St. Joseph’s Last Chance Invite Sunday
The USMMA men’s track & field team competed in the Last Chance Invitational on Sunday, hosted St. Joseph’s College of Long Island. The Mariners had five top-five finishes at the event, including one first-place showing.
April 19, 2015
Men’s T&F Celebrates Senior Day Sunday Hosting Coach O Invite
On Sunday, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s track & field team hosted the Coach Omeltchenko Invitational at the Brooks Stadium Track & Field complex. Prior to the competition, the Mariners held a Senior Day ceremony for its three graduating seniors – David Del Corso (Bridgewater, N.J.), Matthew Pastuszak (Berlin, Conn.) and Collin Putnam (Erie, Pa.).
April 12, 2015
Mariners Get Three First-Place Finishes At Home Meet Sunday
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s track & field team hosted the Eight-Way Meet on Sunday afternoon at the Brooks Stadium Complex. Three Mariners finished in first place in their events.
April 11, 2015
Men’s Track & Field Results From Moravian’s Coach P Invite
The USMMA men's track & field team competed in Moravian's Coach P Invite on Saturday in Bethlehem, Pa.
April 4, 2015
Neumann Wins Pole Vault In Mariners’ Outdoor Season-Opener At Osprey Open
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s track & field team opened the outdoor season on Saturday at the Osprey Open, hosted by Richard Stockton College. The Mariners had four top-10 finishes at the event, including a win by freshman Blase Neumann (Spokane, Wash.) in the pole vault.
March 10, 2015
12 Mariners Named To Landmark Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll
The Landmark announced its 2015 Winter Academic Honor Roll selections today, with 285 student-athletes receiving recognition. The Honor Roll recognizes all winter student-athletes who have reached sophomore standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher.
March 6, 2015
Neumann Medals To Highlight Mariners’ Performance At ECAC Indoor Champs
Two members of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s track & field team competed at the 2015 ECAC Indoor Championships over the past two days at The Armory in Manhattan. Freshman Blase Neumann (Spokane, Wash.) took part in the pole vault event on Friday and classmate Frank Brophy (Doylestown, Pa.) qualified for the 500 meter dash.
February 28, 2015
Men’s And Women’s Track & Field Primed For Landmark Championships Saturday
The USMMA men’s and women’s indoor track & field teams will be competing in the Landmark Conference Championships tomorrow, hosted by Susquehanna University. Both squads will look to improve on their finishes from last year’s championship, where the men placed fourth, while the women were sixth.
February 28, 2015
Mariners Place Fourth At Landmarks Behind An Individual Crown And Four Top-Three Finishes
The USMMA men’s track & field team compete in the Landmark Conference Championship Meet on Saturday, hosted by Susquehanna University at the Garrett Field House. The Mariners came in fourth place overall at the event with a team score of 41 points. Moravian College won the meet for the sixth-straight year and seventh in the past eight.
February 14, 2015
Three Mariners Earn Top 10 Finishes At Monmouth Winter Collegiate Open
On Saturday, the USMMA men’s track & field team took part in the Monmouth University Winter Collegiate Open. The Mariners had three competitors place in the top 10 in their respective events on the day.
February 7, 2015
Men’s Track & Field Competes At East Stroudsburg’s DeSchriver Invitational
On Saturday, the USMMA men’s track & field team took part in the 16th Annual DeSchriver Invitational, hosted by East Stroudsburg University. The Mariners had two top ten finishes at the event.
January 31, 2015
Men’s Track & Field Has Two First Place Finishes At Wesleyan Invite Saturday
The USMMA men’s track & field team competed at the Wesleyan Invitational this past Saturday at the Cardinals’ Bacon Field House. The Mariners had two runners place first in their respective events and had five top-five finishes throughout the day.
January 17, 2015
Pastuszak’s Record-Setting 600-Meter Run Highlights Men’s Track & Field’s Day At St. Joseph’s Winter Invite
The USMMA men’s track & field team took part in the St. Joseph’s-Long Island Winter Invitational on Saturday at St. Anthony’s High School. The Mariners had 11 team members compete in seven events and senior Matthew Pastuszak (Berlin, Conn.) had highlight of the day for the squad.
January 16, 2015
Track & Field To Compete At St. Joseph’s Invite On Long Island Saturday
The USMMA men's and women's track & field teams will be in South Huntington, Suffolk County, Long Island on Saturday taking part in the St. Joseph’s Invitational. First race is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. at the indoor track facility of St. Anthony’s High School.
December 6, 2014
Neumann Breaks 16-Year School Record, Wins Pole Vault At Season-Opening Crowell Open Hosted By Army
On Saturday, the USMMA men’s indoor track & field team opened the 2014-15 season at Army’s Crowell Open. The Mariners had two team members qualify for the ECAC Championships and freshman pole-vaulter Blasé Neumann (Spokane, Wash.) finished in first place in the event set a new school record.
November 14, 2014
Lawrence Unveils Upcoming 2014-15 Men’s Track & Field Schedule
On Friday, USMMA men’s track & field head coach David Lawrence Jr. announced the schedule for the upcoming 2014-15 indoor track schedule, which is slated to begin on Saturday, Dec. 6.
May 4, 2014
Men’s Track & Field Finishes Fourth at Landmark Championships; Women Take Sixth
The men’s 4x400 team finished the day strong as the Mariners earned second-place in the final event of the championships.
May 3, 2014
USMMA Sits Fourth after Day One of Landmark Conference Championships
The USMMA track & field program completed day one of the 2014 Landmark Conference Outdoor Championships with nine points on the men’s side and are in fourth-place.
April 21, 2014
Mariners Complete Final Tune-up at St. John's Monday Meeting
Ryan Faber (Littlestown, PA) set a new personal best in the triple jump and took second in the long jump at the annual St. John's Monday Meeting.
April 19, 2014
Mariners Host Coach Omeltchenko Invitational
The USMMA 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams both took first-place as did Tyler Washington (Chatham, NY) in the triple jump.
April 12, 2014
Mariners Continue Season at TCNJ Invitational; Dooley Wins 3000 Meter Steeplechase
Brendan Dooley captured first-place in the 3000 meter steeple chase as sophomore posted a time of 10:14.51.
April 5, 2014
Wolfer Wins 5,000 Meter Run at Osprey Open
The USMMA track & field teams competed at the Osprey Open over the weekend, bringing a full team to an outdoor meet for the first time this season.
March 30, 2014
Weather Limits USMMA Track & Field at Golden Eagle Invitational
The USMMA men's and women's track & field teams were scheduled to compete this weekend at the Golden Eagle Invitational but inclement weather limited action for all teams and cancelled day two of the event altogether.
March 24, 2014
USMMA Opens Season at Wagner Invite
The Merchant Marine Outdoor Track & Field season officially opened over the weekend with both the men's and women's squad sending one thrower to the Wagner Invitational.
March 12, 2014
Landmark Conference Announces Winter All-Sportsmanship Teams
The All-Sportsmanship Team includes one student-athlete from each institution for each sport and is selected by the players and coaches from their respective team.
March 11, 2014
Eight Mariners Earn Spot on Landmark Winter Honor Roll
The Honor Roll recognizes all winter student-athletes who have reached sophomore standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher.
March 7, 2014
Washington Competes in Triple Jump at ECAC Championships
Senior Tyler Washington (Chatham, NY) took part in the 2014 ECAC Indoor Track & Field Championships after qualifying in the triple jump.
March 1, 2014
USMMA Grabs Fourth at 2014 Landmark Indoor Track & Field Championships
Cameron Green (Lancaster, CA) placed second in the 800 meter race with a time of 2:00.37.
February 14, 2014
USMMA Takes Part in Molloy College Invite; Washington Ties Academy Record
Tyler Washington (Chatham, NY) tied the all-time USMMA triple jump record and qualified for the 2014 ECAC Championships with a mark of 13.74 meters.
February 1, 2014
USMMA Performs Well at Albright Invitational
Daniel Wolfer (Hebron, KY) took first-place in the 3000 meter and the 1-mile over the weekend at the Albright Invitational.
December 8, 2013
USMMA Performs Well at Crowell Open
The United States Merchant Marine Academy men's track and field team put on a strong performance to open their indoor season at the Crowell Invitational in West Point, NY.
November 11, 2013
ESPN First Take at USMMA: Behind the Scenes Photo Blog
ESPN2 held a live broadcast for First Take in honor of Veteran's Day. The show is hosted by Stephen A. Smith, Skip Bayless, and Cari Champion with guests Tom Selleck and Fred Smoot.
September 11, 2013
David Lawrence Jr. Named Track and Field and Cross Country Head Coach
United States Merchant Marine Academy Athletic Director Sue Petersen Lubow recently announced the hiring of David Lawrence Jr. as the Mariners new Track and Field and Cross Country Head Coach.
August 29, 2013
USMMA Athletic Director Sue Petersen Lubow Named Katherine Ley Award Winner
Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Commissioner Dr. Kevin T. McGinniss announced today that United States Merchant Marine Academy Athletics Director Sue Petersen Lubow has been named the recipient of the 2013 Katherine Ley Award.
August 27, 2013
USMMA Athletic Hall of Famer Jules A. "Red" Wagner '45 Passes Away
The Merchant Marine Athletics family lost a true friend and legend as Jules "Red" Wagner passed away earlier this week.
August 23, 2013
USMMA Athletic Hall of Fame to Induct Seven New Members on Homecoming Weekend
The event will be hosted by the USMMA Alumni Association and Foundation (AAF) in Melville Hall at the Officers Club on the campus of the United States Merchant Marine Academy at 6:00 pm.
June 13, 2013
Lott Resigns as Head Track & Field and Cross Country Coach
Gregory Lott has officially resigned from his position as the Head Track & Field and Cross Coach at the Merchant Marine Academy, effective June 29.
May 31, 2013
Academy Announces 2012-13 Athletic Award Winners; Olsen and Tyack Receive Top Nods
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Department of Physical Education and Athletics has announced that Kurt Olsen is the 2013 winner of the Stedman Trophy and Jessica Tyack is the recipient of the Berke Trophy, the highest athletic awards bestowed upon a graduating male and female Midshipman.
May 20, 2013
USMMA’s 4x800m Relay Sets New Academy Record, Topping Coast Guard at ECAC Championships
The Mariner 4x800m relay team of Newkirk, Baxter, Walsh, & Sanchez, set a new USMMA record at ECAC Championships with a time of 7:55.2.
May 13, 2013
4x400m Relay Takes Next Step in Hitting ECAC Qualifier
The Landmark Conference Championship relay of Weaver, Helis, Sanchez, and Baxter placed fifth overall in an extremely difficult field with a season’s best mark of 3:23.58.
May 6, 2013
Merchant Marine Shines at Vassar Twilight Meet in Search of ECAC Qualifiers
Gretchen Holoubek (5000m), Jessica Tyack (Triple Jump), and Kenneth Pressey (High Jump) all qualified for ECAC Championships as they each achieved new personal bests.
April 30, 2013
Mariners Place Third at Conference Championships
Sanchez & Baxter both won individual championships while the team of McDaniel, Helis, Sanchez, and Weaver combined for a conference relay championship.
April 22, 2013
Merchant Marine Reaches New Season Highs at Greyhound Invitational
The 4x400m relay team of McDaniel, Helis, Sanchez, & Weaver set a Landmark Conference season best mark with a time of 3:26.49.
April 15, 2013
USMMA Notches Two ECAC Qualifiers in the 800m
Tomas Sanchez and Dan Baxter qualify for ECAC Championships with their strong 800m performance.
April 8, 2013
Merchant Marine Grabs First ECAC Qualifying Mark of Outdoor Season
The 4x800m relay team of Walsh, Sanchez, Dooley, and Baxter blow by the ECAC qualifying mark of 8:09.00 with a time of 8:01.47.
April 1, 2013
Mariners Face Stiff Competition at Northeast Challenge
Jay Giblin set a new personal best mark in the Hammer Throw by over two feet.
March 13, 2013
Mariners Tabbed Third Heading into Outdoor Season
Men’s Track & Field picked to remain among the leaders of the Landmark Conference.
March 3, 2013
Five Mariners Compete in ECACs
Merchant Marine battles against the region's top track and field programs at ECAC Championships.
February 28, 2013
Merchant Marine Wins Sportsmanship Award
Men’s track and field selected most sportsmanlike in the Landmark Conference.
February 27, 2013
Men’s Track & Field Earns Five All-Conference Honors
Dan Baxter (800m) and the 4x200m relay team of Mickel McGann, Jacob, Weaver, Tyler McDaniel, and Thomas Duncan were named First Team All-Landmark Conference.
February 24, 2013
Merchant Marine Holds on to Third Place at Landmark Conference Championships
The USMMA men's track and field team claims third place at Landmarks for the third consecutive year.
February 17, 2013
Faber Sets a Pair of Collegiate Highs
Ryan Faber climbs into the Landmark Conference top five in the Long Jump
February 16, 2013
Handful of Mariners Compete at NYU Fasttrack Challenge
Merchant Marine’s DMR and 4x400m relays set fastest marks in Landmark Conference history.
February 10, 2013
Mariners Gear Up for Conference Championships at SU Invitational
Mickel McGann defeated all Landmark Conference opponents in each event which he competed.
February 3, 2013
McGann Re-breaks 60m Record; Falls Just Shy of ECACs
Mickel McGann comes within .01 seconds of qualifying for ECAC Championships.
January 21, 2013
McGann Sprints into the Record Books
Mickel McGann now holds the fastest 60m Dash in academy history.
January 14, 2013
A Pair of USMMA Runners Named Track Performers of the Week
Senior Gretchen Holoubek and freshman Dylan Tack tabbed Landmark Conference track athletes of the week.
January 13, 2013
Mariners Notch First ECAC Qualifying Mark of 2013
Dylan Tack ran a 1:25.92 600m, placing third overall to qualify for ECACs.
January 11, 2013
Merchant Marine Assistant Coach De Jesus Breaks Puerto Rican National Weight Throw Record
Wilfredo De Jesus, who has been coaching at the academy since 2011, broke his own Puerto Rican National Weight Throw record this past weekend with a distance of 20.70 meters.
January 7, 2013
Andrew Walsh Tabbed Landmark Conference Track & Field Performer of the Week
Walsh's time of 4:32.75 is good enough for seventh on USMMA's all-time list in the one-mile run.
January 6, 2013
USMMA Starts Strong at Crowell Invitational
Merchant Marine works their way onto the Landmark Conference leaderboards to open the year.
November 28, 2012
Mariners Ranked Third in Preseason Poll
USMMA looks to continue improving during the 2012-13 indoor track & field season.
May 21, 2012
Mariners Shine at ECAC Championships
May 5, 2012
Several Mariners Compete for ECAC Qualifiers
May 1, 2012
Mariners Stellar at Landmark Championships
April 16, 2012
Another Strong Showing
April 7, 2012
Mariners Continue to Set Personal Bests
March 5, 2012
Two Academy Records Broken at ECAC Championships
February 27, 2012
A Newly Minted Contender
February 18, 2012
All Set to Go
February 13, 2012
4 x 400m Relay Wins Again
February 7, 2012
Men Take Down 4 x 1600m Academy Record
February 6, 2012
Landmark Conference Names Chris Cook Men’s Field Athlete of the Week
Cook nabbed AOTW honors with three impressive finishes at the Dickinson University DuCharme Invitational
January 14, 2012
Mariners Compete in Stellar Fashion
Chris Cook leaps to victory in the long jump with a personal best mark of 6.47m. Cook also placed second in the triple jump and 2nd in the 55m dash
January 6, 2012
Men Dominate Season Opener
Rich Shelest awaits the baton during the 4x400m relay
September 21, 2011
De Jesus named men's and women's assistant track and field coach
Olympic hopeful Wilfredo de Jesus has joined the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy as a fulltime track and field coach.
May 16, 2011
Men’s 4 x 100 Meter Relay Team Qualifies for ECAC Outdoor Championships
SWARTHMORE, Pa. – On Saturday, the United States Merchant Marine Academy men’s outdoor track & field squad competed at a very high caliber “Last Chance Meet” at Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pa. The meet consisted of athletes from Divisions I, II and III trying to hit qualifying marks for the ECAC and national championships. Various post-collegiate athletes also took part in the competition.
May 1, 2011
With 16-Point Improvement From Last Year, Men’s Track & Field Matches Best-Ever Finish at Landmark Outdoor Championships
HUNTINGDON, Pa. – This weekend, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s outdoor track and field team traveled to Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa. to compete in the 2011 Landmark Conference Championships. With a 16-point improvement from last year, the USMMA men’s track & field team matched its best ever finish at the Landmark Conference Outdoor Championships by placing fourth overall.
April 4, 2011
Several Strong Individual Performances for Men's Track & Field
NEW LONDON, Conn. – On Saturday, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s outdoor track and field squad competed at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Invite in New London, Conn. Despite finishing ninth overall as a team, the Mariners had several impressive performances individually.
March 28, 2011
Men’s Track & Field Start the Outdoor Season with Strong Showing at Army
WEST POINT, N.Y. – The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s track and field team began their 2011 outdoor season with a strong showing in the non-scoring event at West Point. In spite of some very brutal conditions that affected the times for all the participants involved.
March 7, 2011
Men’s 4 x 200 Meter Relay Team Competes at ECAC Indoor Champs.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – On Saturday, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s indoor track and field squad sent its 4 x 200 meter relay team of senior Brandon Barrett (Kingwood, Texas), junior Hunter Karass (Marlboro, N.J.), and rookies Tyler McDaniel (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Mickel McGann (Ocala, Fla.) to the ECAC Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Armory in New York City. The foursome finished 21st overall with a clocking of 1:33.21.
February 27, 2011
Men’s Track & Field Notch Program's Best-Ever Landmark Finish
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – On Saturday, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s indoor track and field team finished in third place at the 2011 Landmark Conference Championships at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pa., which marks the program’s best finish ever. The Mariners accumulated a total of 67 points at the meet.
February 22, 2011
Men’s Track & Field Takes Down Pair of Academy Records
CARLISLE, Pa. – On Saturday, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men’s indoor track and field team competed in the DuCharme Relays at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa. The squad established new Academy records in two events at Dickinson.
A Pair of Mariners Named Athletes of the Week
Phil Walker (Men’s Lacrosse) and Tomas Sanchez (Men’s Track and Field) were selected offensive player and track athletes of the week in their respective sports by the Landmark Conference.