Mariner Men Come In Second In Skyline Championship Meet On Sunday

Mariner Men Come In Second In Skyline Championship Meet On Sunday

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FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (April 28, 2019) – The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men's track & field team came in second place in the 2019 Skyline Conference Championship Meet, hosted by Farmingdale State on Sunday. The Mariners scored a total of 172 points as a team on the day, which was behind just the champions, the host Rams, who led the pack with 263 points. 

Two Mariners claimed first-place finishes and earned All-Skyline First Team – senior Jesse Byorth (Billings, Mont.) in the javelin (46.47m – 152-05) and freshman Tyler Pittman (Albuquerque, N.M.) in the 3000m Steeplechase (10:25.59). 

Nine other Mariners produced All-Skyline Second Team performances with second-place finishes on the day. They are listed below. 

  • 800m – sophomore Patrick Porch (Halstead, Kan.) in 2:03.46
  • 1500m – freshman Nicholas Arima (Honolulu, Hawaii) in 4:16.81
  • 5000m – freshman Lucas Jordan (Littleton, Colo.) in 16:39.80
  • 110m Hurdles – senior Kijona Henley (Smithfield, Va.) in 16.53
  • 400m Hurdles – freshman David Cozad (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) in 1:00.75
  • 3000m Steeplechase – senior James Gunderson (Bloomington, Minn.) in 10:34.22
  • 4x100m Relay – freshman Ian Russo (Greensboro, N.C.), Henley, Cozad and senior Trever Huss (Orange City, Iowa) in 3:41.19
  • Hammer – sophomore Ivan Goretoy (West Warwick, R.I.) in 46.28m (151-10)
  • Discus – Goretoy in 36.32m (119-02)
  • Long Jump – Henley in 6.04m (19-09.75) 

For the complete results from the meet, click here. For just USMMA's results, follow this link. You can also view the complete list of the Mariners' top-three finishers on the day at this link

The Mariners who have qualified for the ECAC Championship Meet will continue to train for the event which will take place on May 15-16 at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Conn. 

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