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Oct. 16, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Virginia Tech's Will Mulherin and Florida State's Violah Lagat have been named ACC Cross Country Performers of the Week honors following their competition this past weekend.
Mulherin led Virginia Tech to a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Pre-Nationals held Saturday in Louisville, Ky. The Yorktown, Va., senior finished sixth individually with an 8K time of 23:20.5, which was just over a second behind his career-best that he posted at the 2011 ACC Championships.
Lagat led the top-ranked Seminoles to the women's team title at the NCAA Pre-Nationals in Louisville, Ky., with a fourth-place individual finish in a field of 264 participants. The senior from Kipsirwo, Kenya, became the fourth different runner to finish first for Florida State this season, completing the 6K course in 20:00.6.