Five Mariners Compete in ECACs
New York, NY – The United States Merchant Marine Academy Track & Field teams sent a handful of qualifiers throughout the indoor season to ECAC Championships at the New Balance Armory in New York City this past Friday and Saturday.
The ECAC Championship meet is the toughest regional contest in the country which includes all the top track and field programs from Maine to Virginia and as far west at Western Pennsylvania.
McGann capped his phenomenal season that saw him break the 60m academy record three times and etch his name in the 200m record books with the 13th and 15th fastest times run in academy history. He was also a three time All-Conference selection for his Landmark Championship runner-up performances in the 60m, 4x400m, and for leading off the Landmark Champion 4 x 200m relay.
The Merchant Marine 4 x 200m relay also competed, where McGann was joined by freshman Jacob Weaver (Clifton, TX), junior Tyler McDaniel (Colorado Springs, CO) and freshman Thomas Duncan (Orlando, FL). The team finished with a time of 1:33.48 to place 19th overall.
Their mark was the fourth fastest time ever run at the academy. A week ago at the Landmark Conference Championships, they won in dominating fashion with the fastest time ever run on a flat track (1:33.10) by a team from Kings Point.
Freshman Dylan Tack (Coupeville, WA) also represented the Mariners at ECACs in the 500m where he placed 15th overall with a time of 1:07.54. His new personal record was good enough for 12th all-time in USMMA history.
"I'm very proud of these young men for representing the academy with both class and athletic prowess throughout the year," said Head Coach Greg Lott. "They have set the bar very high for the outdoor season."
The outdoor season begins this week as the Mariners will be in Myrtle Beach, SC for the Coastal Carolina Invitational.