NC State Ryan Hill and Duke's Carly Seymour Earn ACC Cross Country Honors.
Oct. 5, 2009
GREENSBORO, N.C. – NC State’s Ryan Hill was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men's CrossCountryPerformer of the Week, and earned the league’s Women's Performer of the Week honors.
Hill edged a tightly packed group of runners by one second to earn individual title honors in this past weekend’s Paul Short Run, held at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. The Hickory, N.C., sophomore ran the 8K course in a time of 23:40, helping the 19th-ranked Wolfpack to a third-place finish in a 42-team field that included three ranked teams.
Seymour led the 29th-ranked Blue Devils to the team championship in this past weekend’s Wisconsin Invitational in Madison, Wisc. In a 12-team field that included seven nationally-ranked schools, the Edensburg, Pa., sophomore led the way for Duke with a third-place finish out of 123 competitors. Seymour finished the 5K course in 17:09 and trailed only BYU's Cecily Lemmon (17:01) and Illinois' Angela Bizzarri (17:04).