NC State Captures ACC Men's Cross Country Championship; Wolfpack Women Share Title With Wake
Nov. 2, 2002
ATLANTA -- The NC State men's cross country team won its second consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference title Saturday, as the Wolfpack posted a score of 17 points at the 2002 ACC Men's Cross Country Championships at the Georgia Regional Hospital Cross Country Course. With the victory, NC State has now won seven of the last eight men's championships.
The Wolfpack was followed by Duke, who placed second with 69 points. Virginia finished third with 95 points, while Clemson was fourth with 103 points. Florida State (Fifth * 123 points), Wake Forest (Sixth * 148), North Carolina (Seventh * 187), Maryland (Eighth * 219) and Georgia Tech (Ninth * 243) rounded out the field.
NC State had five of the race's top six finishers, led by 2002 ACC Individual Champion David Patterson, who covered the 8K course in 24:14.2. Clemson's Jason Meany placed fourth to break up a clean sweep by the Wolfpack. Florida State's Joep Tigchelaar and Duke's Michael Hatch, Nick Schneider and Chris Williams rounded out the All-ACC team. NC State's Bryce Ruiz, who placed 20th, was the ACC Freshman of the Year.
2002 ACC Men's Cross Country Championship Results
Freshman of the Year: Bryce Ruiz, NC State
NC STATE, WAKE FOREST SHARE ACC WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY TITLE
ATLANTA -- For the first time in Atlantic Coast Conference history two teams will share the women's cross country team title, as NC State and Wake Forest tied with 61 points at the 2002 ACC Women's Cross Country Championships Saturday at the Georgia Regional Hospital Cross Country Course.
Virginia tallied 78 points to place third, followed by Duke (Fourth * 81 points), North Carolina (Fifth * 88) and Florida State (Sixth * 134). Maryland (Seventh * 203), Georgia Tech (Eighth * 214) and Clemson (284 * Ninth) rounded out the field.
With the split championship, NC State claims its 20th league title, while Wake Forest earns its first ACC crown.
North Carolina junior Shalene Flanagan posted a time of 20:06.3 on the 6K course to claim her third consecutive individual title. Florida State's Vicky Gill placed second, followed by Kristin Price of NC State. Annie Bersagel of Wake Forest finished fourth, while Clara Horowitz of Duke finished fifth and earned ACC Freshman of the Year honors. Josi Lauber (NC State), Kara Scanlin (Virginia), Risa Rutland (Wake Forest), Kristina Roth (NC State) and Jane Marwell (Virginia) also earned All-ACC accolades.
2002 ACC Women's Cross Country Championship Results