Cross Country NCAA ACCtion: Saturday, November 15
Nov. 17, 2008
Clemmons, NC - The Clemson cross country teams concluded the 2008 season on Saturday at the NCAA Southeast Region Championships at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, NC. Jenna Baker had an All-Region performance to lead the women's team to a 10th-place finish, while the men's team put together a 10th-place effort as well.
The 10th-place finish for the women's team was the school's best since 1999 when Clemson posted a ninth-place finish at regionals. For the men, it marks the eighth straight season with a top-10 finish. William & Mary won the men's competition with 66 points, edging ACC team Virginia by a mere one point in the team race. On the women's side, the Cavaliers made up for the men's loss by claiming victory.
CLEMMONS, N.C. – It was a fourth-place showing on both sides for the Duke men’s and women’s cross country teams Saturday morning in the NCAA Southeast Regional meet held at the Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, N.C., hosted by Wake Forest University.
Both squads took fourth overall, with the women competing against 32 other teams over a 6K race, and the men racing 28 teams over a season-long 10K.
CLEMMONS, N.C. - North Carolina senior Brie Felnagle and junior Lauren Holesh earned all-region honors in leading the Tar Heels to a third-place finish at the NCAA Southeast Cross Country Regional Saturday at Tanglewood State Park. Freshman Ashley Verplank (32nd), senior Morgan Stengel (53rd) and sophomore Callan Fike (63rd) rounded out the scorers for UNC. Sophomore Evan Watchempino earned all-region honors for the men's squad with a 15th-place finish.
Felnagle completed the 6K course in 20 minutes, 15.4 seconds, less than eight seconds behind regional champion Tasmin Fanning of Virginia Tech. Holesh was close in pursuit, crossing the line in 20:39.4. Verplank finished in 21:53.1, with Stengel (22:19.0) and Fike (22:26.1) next across. Sophomores Courtlin LaReau (94th/22:58.8) and Kristy Longman (112nd/23:13.8) also competed for the Tar Heels.
Needing at least a second-place finish, NC State's men's cross country team fell short of automatically qualifying for the NCAA Championships on Saturday, finishing third at the NCAA Southeast Regionals. NC State's Bobby Mack finished second in the men's 10k race in a time of 30:17.8, and qualified for the national race as an at-large participant by virtue of finishing among the top four individuals. Junior John Martinez finished eighth in a time of 30:32.7.
CLEMMONS, N.C. – First-year head coach Jason Vigilante led Virginia’s men’s and women’s cross country teams to automatic berths into the 2008 NCAA Championships on Saturday morning at the NCAA Southeast Regional at Tanglewood State Park. The women won the Southeast Region title, outdistancing second-place Kentucky, 105-126, while the men matched their best outing, finishing runner-up to instate rival William & Mary, 66-67.
Seven Cavaliers earned All-Southeast Region honors on the day, as Virginia advanced both its men’s and women’s teams to the national championships for just the third time in the same season. It also marks the first time that both teams have advanced together by automatic qualification.
CLEMMONS, N.C. - Senior Tasmin Fanning solidified her spot in the Virginia Tech cross country record books Saturday, as the 2007 cross country All-American won the NCAA Cross Country Southeast Regional at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, N.C., a first in program history.
Fanning’s effort helped the Tech women to a seventh-place finish as a team with 226 points. The Charlottesville, Va., native covered the 6,000-meter race in 20:07.8 and finished ahead of North Carolina’s Brianna Felnagle by almost seven seconds. The victory ensures Fanning a third consecutive trip to the NCAA Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, Ind., on Nov. 24.
CLEMMONS, N.C. - Wake Forest hosted 443 runners and 62 cross country squads in today's 2008 NCAA Southeast Regional Championships at Tanglewood Park. The Demon Deacons finished 11th of 33 teams in the women's 6-kilometer race, and sophomore Greg Billington led the way for the Deacon men completing the 10-kilometer event with a time of 32:14 and a 52nd-overall finish.
With an estimated attendance of 1,876 lining the course, ACC Rookie of the Year Anna Nosenko finished first for Wake Forest and 21st overall with her time of 21:37.9.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State’s cross country teams had a successful day at regionals with the women holding firm as the NCAA South Regional Champions for the second consecutive year and men taking third. Tennessee played host to a total of 47 schools at the Lambert Acres Gold Club in Maryville, Tenn., earlier today.
The women had a triumphant day this morning in the 6K with four runners coming in the top 10. Junior Susan Kuijken (Nijmegen, Netherlands) was the third runner to come in and first Seminole to cross the finish line at 21:05.74. Racing across the line shortly after was sophomore Pilar McShine (Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago) at fourth with 21:06.06. Rounding off the top ten were veterans Linzi Snow (Epping, England) in eighth with 21:11.75 and Lydia Willemse (Forest, Ontario) at ninth with 21:13.07.
Freshman Mary Kate DuBard finished 22nd to pace the Georgia Tech women's cross country team to a 15th place finish at the 2008 NCAA South Region Championships in Maryville, Tenn. The men placed 10th in the 10K race Saturday.
"Mary Kate ran a great race and we are so happy for her to make the All-South Region team," head coach Alan Drosky said. "The ladies finished strong but there needs to be more depth behind our first two runners."
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Senior Mallory Champa finished third overall to lead the Boston College women's cross country team to a third place finish at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship on November 15 at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. Three BC runners finished in the top 25 to earn All-Region status.
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Senior Timothy Ritchie earned his first trip to the NCAA Championship with a seventh place performance at the Northeast Regional Championship on November 15 at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. The Boston College men's cross country team placed 14th out of 33 teams in the event.
PRINCETON, N.J. - Maryland finished sixth as a team with 226 points, placing one spot better than its pre-race regional ranking and two spots better than last season's team finish on Saturday at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships hosted by Princeton.
PRINCETON, N.J. - Sophomore Alex Lundy earned All Mid-Atlantic Region status and qualified individually for the NCAA National Championship with his 10th-place finish Saturday to lead University of Maryland men's finishers at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships hosted by Princeton University.