Boston College's Tim Ritchie and Nichole Lister sweep weekly ACC Cross Country honors
Oct. 13, 2008
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Boston College made a clean sweep of the league's cross country awards as Tim Ritchie was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Cross Country Performer of the Week and Nichole Lister was selected as the ACC Women's Cross Country Performer of the Week.
Ritchie earned the men's award for the second time this season after capturing the individual title at the New England Championships in Boston, Mass. In becoming the fourth New England individual champion in school history, the Worcester, Mass., senior crossed the line in 24:35, edging UMass Lowell's Ruben Sanca by a second in the closest finish in the event since 2005. His performance helped the Eagles to a ninth place finish in the meet.
Lister earned the women's weekly award after finishing fourth this past weekend at the New England Championships in Boston, Mass. In just her second race of the season, the Rodman, N.Y., senior finished fourth in the 5k race with a time of 17:50. Lister was one of six Boston College runners to finish in the top 13 as the Eagles claimed the team title for the first time since 2002.