Landmark awards All-Conference distinctions to the top 14 finishers at the Conference Championship meet. With a time of 27:17 on the 8K course, Baxter placed eighth, one spot shy of qualifying for first team honors. McGowan came in 12th with a time of 27:38 propelling USMMA to third place; their best conference finish in program history.
"It's great to have such upper classmen leadership," commented Head Coach Greg Lott. "Both of these gentlemen have put in the miles and a lot of work throughout the year and I'm happy they're being ecognized for their consistant efforts."
2012 marked the first time in several years that a member of the men's cross country team has earned an All-Conference distinction, and the first time two have done it in the same year since USMMA joined the Landmark Conference.