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Men’s Cross Country Places Fifth At MSMC Knight Invitational

Men’s Cross Country Places Fifth At MSMC Knight Invitational

Complete Results
Team Results

MILTON, N.Y. (Oct. 1, 2016) – The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men's cross country team took part in the Ninth Annual MSMC Knight Invitational on Saturday, hosted by Skyline Conference rival Mount St. Mary College. The Mariners came in fifth place out of 18 schools that scored at the event, as they notched 132 points.
 
Freshman Michael Dobkowski (Merrick, N.Y.) paced USMMA with a fifth place showing in the 8K race with a time of 28:46. Sophomore James Gunderson (Bloomington, Minn.) was the second Mariner to cross the finish line, as he placed 22nd in 29:44.
 
Freshman Joshua Sappington (Yorba Linda, Calif.) came in 30th place in 30:12, while sophomore John Robertson (Pfafftown, N.C.) was not too far behind, crossing in 30:42 in 38th place. Freshman Rob Beardsley (Bettendorf, Iowa) rounded out the scoring for USMMA with a 44th place finish with a time of 30:59.
 
The rest of the Mariner finishes at the event are listed below. For the complete results from the MSMC Knight Invite, click here.
 
The Mariners are back at it next Saturday, Oct. 8, when they travel up to Westfield, Mass., to participate in the James Early Invitational, hosted by Westfield State.
 
Men's 8K Race
Pl. (Pts)   Name                                    Time
5 (5)         Michael Dobkowski                28:46
22 (21)     James Gunderson                  29:44
30 (28)     Joshua Sappington                30:12
38 (36)     John Robertson                     30:42
44 (42)     Rob Beardsley                   30:59
50 (46)     Jeff Attardi                            31:28
69 (59)     Daniel Caceres                       33:12
 
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