North Carolina's Evan Watchempino and Miami's Brooke Dovell earn ACC Cross Country honors

Sept. 7, 2010

GREENSBORO, N.C. - North Carolina's Evan Watchempino was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Cross Country Performer of the Week, and Miami's Brooke Dovell earned the league's Women's Performer of the Week honor.

In earning the men's award, Watchempino, a senior from El Dorado Hills, Calif., took first in the men's 6.4K race at the Covered Bridge Open in Boone, N.C., with a time of 19:38.14. Led by Watchempino, the Tar Heels captured the team title by 23 points (36-to-59) over second-place High Point.

Dovell captured individual honors in the women's race at the King of the Hill Challenge in Davie, Fla., Sunday. In making her collegiate debut with a 5k time of 19:19, the Erial, N.J., native was the only runner to finish the course under the 20 minute mark in leading the Hurricanes to the team title.