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Metivier Paces Tech Women's Cross Country to Fourth-Place Finish at 2001 ACC Championships; Yellow Jacket Men Place Sixth

Oct. 27, 2001

CLEMSON, S.C. – Sparked by sophomore Renee Metivier’s runner-up finish, the Georgia Tech women’s cross country team placed fourth at Saturday’s 2001 ACC Championships. The Yellow Jacket men finished sixth.

Metivier covered the six-kilometer course in a season-best time of 20:39.2, finishing behind individual champion Shalene Flanagan of North Carolina. Metivier’s finish is the highest ever for a Yellow Jacket women’s individual at the ACC meet. She also became the first Tech All-ACC selection since Beth Mallory in 1996.

She was followed by senior Sara Pardue, who finished 17th, sophomore Katie Griffin, who finished 26th, and senior Nicole Campbell, who placed 28th. Also scoring for Tech was Amy Edwards, who finished 34th.

On the men’s side, the Jackets were led by senior Joey Zins, who clocked a time of 25:12.0 to finish 17th in the 8K race. Sophomore Brendon Mahoney finished 28th, while classmate Neil McDonagh was 33rd. Sophomore Kyle Rabbitt (37th) and senior Phillip Gable (38th) also scored for Tech.

The fourth-place finish for the women was the team’s best since placing third in 1994. The men improved on last year’s eighth-place finish to place sixth for the second time in the last three years.

NC State captured both the men’s and women’s team titles. Nathan Sisco of Wake Forest was the men’s individual champion.

Georgia Tech returns to action Saturday, November 10, at the NCAA South Regional Championships in Birmingham, Ala.

2001 ACC Men's Cross Country Results1. NC State (26)2. Wake Forest (45)3. Duke (94)4. Virginia (114)5. Florida State (134)6. Georgia Tech (153)7. Clemson (187)8. North Carolina (221)9. Maryland (274)

2001 ACC Men’s All-Conference Team 1. Nathan Sisco Wake Forest 24:23.5 2. Chad Pearson NC State 24:28.1 3. Chris Dugan NC State 24:31.8 4. Chris Seaton NC State 24:33.4 5. Chris Estwanik Wake Forest 24:34.9 6. Joep Tigchelaar Florida State 24:36.3 7. Sean Kelly Duke 24:40.6 8. Andy Smith NC State 24:41.9 9. David Christian NC State 24:42.4 10. Garick Hill Wake Forest 24:52.9

Georgia Tech Men’s Finishers 17. Joey Zins 25:12.0 29. Brendon Mahoney 25:33.6 35. Neil McDonagh 25:40.7 39. Kyle Rabbitt 25:57.4 40. Phillip Gable 25:59.4 52. Jeffrey Boyd 26:38.6 58. Matt O’Brien 26:55.7 63. Joe Poliseo 27:22.0

2001 ACC Women’s Cross Country Results 1. NC State (39) 2. North Carolina (55) 3. Virginia (80) 4. Georgia Tech (107) 5. Duke (136) 6. Wake Forest (149) 7. Florida State (156) 8. Maryland (263) 9. Clemson (273)

2001 ACC Women’s All-Conference Team 1. Shalane Flanagan North Carolina 20:34.3 2. Renee Metivier Georgia Tech 20:39.2 3. Jennifer Owens Virginia 21:09.5 4. Katie Sabino NC State 21:18.2 5. Vicky Gill Florida State 21:22.9 6. Megan Coombs NC State 21:26.9 7. Kristin Price NC State 21:32.6 8. Carol Henry North Carolina 21:34.2 9. Kim Timberlake North Carolina 21:34.9 10. Beth Fonner NC State 21:36.7

Georgia Tech Women’s Finishers 2. Renee Metivier 20:39.2 17. Sara Pardue 22:11.9 26. Katie Griffin 22:34.6 28. Nicole Campbell 22:39.4 36. Amy Edwards 23:01.6 47. Katie deVaux 23:26.5 51. Betsy Bulat 23:40.8 52. Neta Ezer 23:47.8

-GT-

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