Georgia Tech Women's Cross Country Places 14th, Men Finish 32nd, at Roy Griak Invitational

Sept. 29, 2001

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Led by a seventh-place finish by sophomore Renee Metivier, the Georgia Tech women’s cross country team placed 14th at the University of Minnesota’s Roy Griak Invitational Saturday. The Yellow Jacket men finished 32nd.

Metivier covered the six-kilometer course in a time of 20:58.0 to finish seventh. She was followed by junior Katie Griffin, who placed 48th in a time of 22:02.3, and senior Sara Pardue, who posted a time of 22:08.4 to finish 58th. Also scoring for the Jackets were seniors Nicole Campbell, who placed 132nd, and Amy Edwards, who finished 161st. The women’s squad posted a total of 406 points.

On the men’s side, Tech was led by sophomore Kyle Rabbitt, who placed 129th with a time of 25:35.3 in the 8K race. Following Rabbitt was classmate Neil McDonagh, who placed 167th in a time of 25:48.4, and senior Joey Zins, who clocked a 25:56.3 to finish 180th. Also scoring for the Yellow Jackets were seniors Phillip Gable and Matt O’Brien. The men totaled 933 points.

The women’s squad placed second among Atlantic Coast Conference teams at the meet, trailing only Virginia, who placed sixth. Individually, Metivier ranked as the second ACC competitor to cross the finish line, behind only Virginia senior Jennifer Owens, who finished fifth.

Arizona State was victorious on the women’s side, while Wisconsin claimed the win in the men’s event. The Badgers’ Matt Tegenkamp claimed the men’s individual title in a time of 23:58.0, while Sabrina Monro of Washington won the women’s crown in 20:12.9.

The event featured 36 of the nation’s top men’s teams and 32 of the country’s best women’s squads. The field included 15 men’s teams and 17 women’s teams that qualified for last year’s NCAA Championships.

The Yellow Jackets return to action on Saturday, Oct. 6, in the Georgia Intercollegiate Championships held in Atlanta.

Men’s Team Results: 1. Wisconsin – 129 points 2. Portland – 167 3. Providence – 189 4. Colorado State – 192 5. Duke – 212 6. Wake Forest – 250 7. Michigan – 258 8. Arizona State – 267 9. Michigan State – 278 10. BYU – 304 32. Georgia Tech – 933

Tech’s Men’s Finishers 129. Kyle Rabbitt – 25:35.3 167. Neil McDonagh – 25:48.4 180. Joey Zins – 25:56.3 224. Phillip Gable – 26:43.0 233. Matt O’Brien – 27:09.0 239. Joe Poliseo – 27:33.5 244. Daniel Moss – 27:59.0

Women’s Team Results: 1. Arizona State – 109 2. Providence – 139 3. Arizona – 167 4. Colorado State – 188 5. Michigan State – 194 6. Virginia – 212 7. Washington – 214 8. UCLA – 276 9. Marquette – 300 10. James Madison – 306 14. Georgia Tech – 406

Tech’s Women’s Finishers 7. Renee Metivier – 20:58.0 48. Katie Griffin – 22:02.3 58. Sara Pardue – 22:08.4 132. Nicole Campbell – 22:46.2 161. Amy Edwards – 23:02.5 165. Betsy Bulat – 23:06.0 181. Katie deVaux – 23:19.5

-GT-

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