Tech XC Takes Ninth, 11th at ACC Championships

Oct. 29, 2011

CLEMSON, S.C. – At the 2011 ACC Championships, the Georgia Tech men’s and women’s cross country teams earned ninth and 11th place respectively. D.J. McMillan paced all Tech runners with a 33rd place, 24:23.8 place finish. The women’s team was led by Mary Kownack who took 61st place overall with a time of 22:14.1.

The top-five runners, and scorers, for the Jackets included McMillan, followed by Patrick Barron who crossed in 40th place with a time of 24:31.2, Shawn Roberts in 53rd place with a time of 24:45.7, Alec Clifford in 66th place with a time of 25:09.0 and Niall Longobardi in 72nd place with a time of 25:19.7.

On the women’s side, after Kownack, came Rachel Hammond in 75th place with a time of 22:51.2, Kelly Meyer in 77th place with a time of 22:58.7, Katie Vance in 80th place with a time of 23:06.0 and Katie Townsend rounded out the top-5 in 23:33.7.

The No. 1 Florida State women earned their fourth-straight XC title while the 19th ranked NC State men earned the bragging rights with their first place finish.

The Jackets will return to action at the NCAA South Regional Championships on November 12 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Men’s Results
33 DJ McMillan Georgia Tech 24:23.8
40 Patrick Barron Georgia Tech 24:31.2
53 Shawn Roberts Georgia Tech 24:45.7
66 Alec Clifford Georgia Tech 25:09.0
72 Niall Longobardi Georgia Tech 25:19.7

94 Obiandu Igwe Georgia Tech 25:50.3
95 Joe Fulton Georgia Tech 25:52.5
101 Eric Powers Georgia Tech 26:16.7
105 Austen Gutierrez Georgia Tech 26:44.0
108 Nat Estes Georgia Tech 27:20.3

9 Georgia Tech 239 33 38 49 57 62 74 75
Total Time: 2:04:09.40
Average: 24:49.88

Women’s Results
61 Mary Kownack Georgia Tech 22:14.1
75 Rachel Hammond Georgia Tech 22:51.2
77 Kelly Meyer Georgia Tech 22:58.7
80 Katie Vance Georgia Tech 23:06.0
89 Katie Townsend Georgia Tech 23:33.7

92 Maureen McMeekin Georgia Tech 23:44.4
93 Lauren Young Georgia Tech 23:47.4
100 Laura Nelson Georgia Tech 24:24.8
102 Diana Pressel Georgia Tech 24:35.1

11 Georgia Tech 328 58 63 65 68 74 75 76
Total Time: 1:54:43.70
Average: 22:56.74


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