ACC Sportsmanship on Display at 2016 ACC Cross Country Championships

(Originally published on October 28)

The biggest moment of the 2016 ACC Cross Country Championships was not about who won ... it was about finishing the race.

The women’s race concluded with a tremendous show of sportsmanship after Boston College’s Madeline Adams stumbled near the finish line. Evie Tate of Clemson came to her assistance and was spotted by Louisville’s Rachel Pease as she struggled to help Adams to her feet. 

Together, Pease and Tate pulled Adams up and helped her across the finish line, oblivious to the fact they would finish 127th and 128th in the 131-runner field. Tate was running among a pack of runners that finished between 70th and 80th place when she pulled up to help Adams.