Mariner Men Win MSMC Knight Invite On Saturday

Mariner Men Win MSMC Knight Invite On Saturday

MILTON, N.Y. (Oct. 5, 2019) – On Saturday, the USMMA men's cross country team won Mount St. Mary's 12th Annual MSMC Knight Invite at the Hudson Valley Sportsdome. The Mariners finished with 35 points, while second-place squad Cobleskill earned 77 points. 

All seven scorers for Merchant Marine finished in the top-20. Sophomore Aodhan Meyer (South Kingston, R.I.) came in sixth to lead the Mariners in the 8K race with a time of 27:22. Not far behind was classmate Brennan Shute (Annapolis, Md.), who placed seventh in 27:29. 

Another pair of sophomores placed back-to-back at 12th and 13th, earning eight and nine points, respectively, as Tyler Pittman (Albuquerque, N.M.) and Lucas Jordan (Littleton, Colo.) posted identical times of 28:08. Junior Patrick Porch (Halstead, Kan.) rounded out the scorers that counted towards USMMA's team total, as he came in 15th place in 28:23 and earned 11 points. 

Senior Michael Dobkowski (Merrick, N.Y.) (16th place/12 points in 28:24) and freshman Will Bucher (Carlisle, Pa.) (18th place/14 points in 28:48) rounded out the Mariners' top-seven. 

Complete results are not available yet. Click here to see photos of the results pages given to Coach Billi. When full results are available there will be a link to them on the USMMA Men's Cross Country Schedule Page

The Mariners are back in action next Saturday, Oct. 12, when they travel up to St. Lawrence University way up in Canton, N.Y., to take part in the Ronald C. Hoffmann Invitational/Pre-Atlantic Regional Meet. The men's 8K race is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. on the campus course at St. Lawrence. 

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