Men’s Cross Country Takes Third Place While Successfully Hosting 2015 Landmark Championships

Men’s Cross Country Takes Third Place While Successfully Hosting 2015 Landmark Championships

Complete Results

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.

Place       Name                                    Time
40            Severin Blenkush                   29:29.01
60            Michael Dittmer                      30:25.74
77            Forrest Saunders                   32:16.48
86            James Gunderson                  33:33.02