Noting ACC Cross Country: October, 4

Oct. 4, 2010


  • Clemson’s Ty McCormack won his second meet of the season, finishing first at the 22-team Charlotte Invitational this past weekend. The Gainesville, Ga., freshman turned in a personal-best time of 24:37.4, topping the field of 206 athletes and out-distancing the runner-up, Tom Divinnie of meet champion Wake Forest, by 8.4 seconds.
  • Virginia’s Emil Heineking led the Cavaliers to its first team title of the 2010 season by finishing runner-up in the Paul Short Invitational with an 8k time of 23:49.
  • Georgia Tech’s Patrick Barron was the first Yellow Jacket finisher for the third-straight race this season when he crossed the line 35th (out of field of 323) at the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic. His time of 24:31.76 was a personal best by nearly 50 seconds.
  • Wake Forest’s Tom Divinnie placed second overall this past weekend at the Charlotte Invitational, finishing the 8k course in a season best time of 24:45.8. This time was only 8 seconds behind the first place finisher. He has finished first for the Demon Deacons in two of three meets this season.


  • Wake Forest’s Anna Nosenko took individual titlist honors and led the Demon Deacons to a third-place finish at Saturday’s 25-team Charlotte Invitational. The Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, junior finished the 5k course in 16:38.4.
  • North Carolinas Kendra Schaaf led the Tar Heels to a second-place finish at Sunday’s 20-team Wisconsin Invitational. The Craven, Saskatchewan, junior was fourth overall, finishing the 5k course in 20:20 in a meet that featured six nationally-ranked teams.
  • Clemson’s Kim Ruck ran a consistent 5K time in her second meet of the season, and collected an individual runner-up finish at the Charlotte Invitational. Ruck led Clemson to its third team championship in as many meets, as the Tigers won by eight total points over runner-up Virginia Tech.
  • Florida State’s Pilar McShine was tripped in the early moments of Saturday’s Notre Dame Invitational and dropped all the way to final place at position 194. McShine managed to advance all the way to 15th place at race’s end finishing with a time of 16:56.
  • Virginia’s Barbara Strehler led three Cavaliers to top-10 finishes and anchored Virginia to a runner-up finish to No. 6 Georgetown in the Paul Short Invitational. Strehler finished fifth overall with a 6k time of 20:26.
  • Georgia Tech’s Mary Kate DuBard was the top finisher out of all Yellow Jacket runners this weekend when she came across 24th in the women’s race at the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic. DuBard finished with a season best time of 17:40.02 in the field of 302 runners.