KINGS PARK, N.Y. (Oct. 31, 2015) – The USMMA men's cross country team hosted the eight other Landmark Conference squads for the 2015 Landmark Championship Meet on a beautiful fall day on Saturday at Sunken Meadow State Park out in Suffolk County. The Mariners came in third place at the event with 87 points behind back-to-back conference champions Elizabethtown (16 points) and runner-up Susquehanna (74 points).
Freshman Connor Cole (Alpharetta, Ga.) was Merchant Marine's top finisher of the morning, coming in eighth place with a time of 27:46.35. Cole was later voted on by the conference coaches as the Landmark Rookie of the Year, marking the third straight season that a Mariner earned Rookie of the Year honors – Daniel Wolfer (Hebron, Ky.) in 2013 and Austin MacElrevey (Lewes, Del.) in 2014.
Cole and Wolfer both earned spots on the All-Landmark Second Team with Top 14 finishes. Wolfer crossed in 10th place in 27:53.40. Classmates Cameron Green (Lancaster, Calif.) and Conor McWeeney (Lake Oswego, Ore.) had consecutive finishes in 17th and 18th place with times of 28:24.53 and 28:27.57, respectively. MacElrevey rounded out the Mariners' scoring with a 36th place showing in 29:11.66.
Below are the remainder of the Mariners' finishes on the day.