CALDWELL, N.J. (Oct. 15, 2017) – The USMMA men's cross country team picked up its second-straight team win on Sunday at Caldwell University's Cougar Chase, as the Mariners finished well ahead of the pack of six teams with 23 points. Merchant Marine finished ahead of second place Purchase (62 points) and third place Caldwell (69 points).
Senior Austin MacElrevey (Lewes, Del.) broke the tape of the 5K race with a first-place time of 16:45.34, as he was the only runner to record a sub-17-minute finish. It was the third race this season that MaElrevey won.
The Mariners then claimed spots four through seven to round out their scoring. Junior Connor Cole (Alpharetta, Ga.) came in fourth with a time of 17:26.20, sophomore Michael Dobkowski (Merrick, N.Y.) placed fifth in 17:33.75, freshman Patrick Porch (Halstead, Kan.) finished sixth with a time of 17:46.33 and junior James Gunderson (Bloomington, Minn.) came in seventh in 17:49.38.
For the complete results from the Cougar Chase, click here.
The Mariners return to action in two weekends for the Skyline Conference Championship Meet, hosted by Purchase College up in Westchester County. The event is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 29, on the campus of Purchase College. More information will be available closer to the event date on the USMMA Men's Cross Country Schedule Page.
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