Bucher Named ECAC DIII Metro MXC Rookie Of The Month

Bucher Named ECAC DIII Metro MXC Rookie Of The Month

KINGS POINT, N.Y. (Oct. 3, 2019) – U.S. Merchant Marine Academy freshman runner Will Bucher (Carlisle, Pa.) was selected by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) as it's Rookie of the Month for men's cross country, the league announced on Thursday.

Bucher was named the Skyline Rookie of the Week on Sept. 16 after he helped lead the Mariners to a 4th place team finish at the NYIT Invitational. The freshman finished the 4.7-mile course in 24:28.90, ahead of many Division I and Division II runners. In the season opening SJC Invitational, he came in fifth place with a 6k time of in 21:00.4. 

For the complete release from the ECAC, click here

Up next, the Mariners will take part in the 12th Annual MSMC Knight Invitational hosted by fellow Skyline Conference school Mount St. Mary this Saturday, Oct. 5, up at the Hudson Valley Sportsdome in Milton, N.Y. The men's 8K race is scheduled to begin at 12-noon. 

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