Men’s Cross Country Opens Season With Impressive Win At St. Joe’s Friends & Alumni Meet

Men’s Cross Country Opens Season With Impressive Win At St. Joe’s Friends & Alumni Meet

Complete Results (Unofficial) 

SAYVILLE, N.Y. (Aug. 30, 2019) – The USMMA men's cross country team won the St. Joseph's-L.I. Friends & Alumni Meet on Friday at the Broadway Ave. Park. The Mariners had eight runners finish in the top-10 on the evening. 

Sophomore Tyler Pittman (Albuquerque, N.M.), who trailed the leader most of the 6K race, closed the gap in the final 500 yards and crossed first with a time of 20:35.3. The next four Mariners to finish came in third through sixth place – sophomore Brennan Shute (Annapolis, Md.) (third in 20:50.7), classmate Aodhan Meyer (South Kingston, R.I.) (fourth in 20:53.0), freshman Will Bucher (Carlisle, Pa.) (fifth in 21:00.4) and senior captain Michael Dobkowski (Merrick, N.Y.) (sixth in 21:00.7). 

Merchant Marine also had the eighth through 10th place finishers as well – sophomore Nicholas Arima (Honolulu, Hawaii) (eighth in 21:35.4), junior Patrick Porch (Halstead, Kan.) (ninth in 21:39.5) and sophomore Lucas Jordan (Littleton, Colo.) (10th in 21:55.5). 

For the complete unofficial results from the meet, click here

The Mariners are back at it on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the annual New York Tech Invitational hosted on the campus nearby NYIT. The men's 8K race will begin at 10 a.m. 

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