KINGS POINT, N.Y. (Sept. 5, 2018) – U.S. Merchant Marine Academy freshmen Lucas Jordan (Littleton, Colo.) and Brooke Jorstad (La Crosse, Wis.) were selected by the Skyline Conference as the league's men's and women's cross country Rookies of the Week. The honors follow the pair's performances at the season-opening St. Joseph's-L.I. Friends & Alumni Meet this past Friday evening out in Sayville, N.Y.
Jordan was the individual winner of the men's 6K race, as he crossed the finish line with a time of 20:19.5. He was one of seven Mariners to finish in the top-10 of the meet, helping lead USMMA to a first-place team finish at the event.
Jorstad placed third overall in the women's 4K, crossing the finish line in 16:21.3 and helping lead the Mariners to a second place finish among DIII teams at the meet.
Merchant Marine is back in action this Saturday, Sept. 8, when they participate in the Purchase Invitational, hosted by Skyline Conference opponent Purchase College. The women's race is slated to begin at 10 a.m., with the men's race to follow shortly after the conclusion of the first race. At the meet, the Mariners will take on arch-rival Coast Guard in a head-to-head matchup with two points on the line towards the overall standings in the race for the 2018-19 Superintendents' Trophy. Both races will be held on the cross country course on the campus of SUNY Purchase College.
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