NC State's Ryan Hill and North Carolina's Mariana Lucena Named ACC Cross Country Performers of the Week

Sept. 27, 2011

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NC State's Ryan Hill was selected as the ACC Men's Cross Country Performer of the Week and North Carolina's Mariana Lucena was named the ACC Women's Cross Country Performer of the Week.

A two-time All-American, Hill lead the Wolfpack to the team title at this past weekend's 24-team Roy Griak Invitational. The Hickory, N.C., senior completed the rugged 8k course at the University of Minnesota in 23:44.1 finishing second overall, bettering his 2010 time on the same course by 37 seconds.

Lucena led the Tar Heels to a second-place team finish at the 19-team Florida Invitational this past Saturday in Gainesville, Fla. The Weston, Fla., junior was the top finisher for North Carolina, completing the 5k course in 17:51 and placing fourth out a field of 208 runners.