Nov. 1, 2008
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Georgia Tech men finished 10th and women 11th at the 2008 ACC Cross Country Championships on Saturday in Chapel Hill, N.C. Senior Nazar Trilisky and freshman Mary Kate DuBard led their teams, finishing 37th and 31st respectively.
In a repeat of the 2007 ACC Championships, the Virginia men and Florida State women won the team crowns at the meet. The Tech men finished with a total of 239 points, while the women closed out the meet with 289. Virginia’s Ryan Foster finished in first place on the men’s side, as Florida State’s Susan Kuijken won her second-straight title in the women’s race.
Trilisky paced the Tech men for the first time this season, posting a time of 25:41 in the 8K race. Senior E.C. Gibbs placed 48th overall with a time of 25:53. Finishing third for the Yellow Jackets and 50th overall, was junior Billy Mateker in a time of 25:55.
“The men ran a solid race but I’m really disappointed with 10th place,” head coach Alan Drosky said. “The scores were so tight from 6th-10th, we were just on the wrong side of that bubble. We could have run a little better, but overall they competed well.”
“Our first two women were good today, particularly for freshmen,” Drosky added. “Veronica and Felicity are two of our most improved runners. We just weren’t good enough in the middle of the line-up today.”
Both teams will take a week off before heading to the NCAA South Region Championships on Nov. 15 in Knoxville, Tenn.
37 Nazar Trilisky SR 25:41 48 E.C. Gibbs SR 25:53 50 Billy Mateker JR 25:55 51 Matt Hickey JR 25:56 58 D.J. McMillan SO 26:03 65 Casey Gramling SR 26:21 75 Garad Soderman JR 26:35 88 Joe Fulton SO 27:33 91 Morgan Stephenson JR 27:52
31 Mary Kate DuBard FR 21:42 49 Annie Martin FR 22:13 84 Veronica Kinard SR 23:18 85 Felicity Brower SO 23:21 86 Betsy Kim FR 23:23 97 Lindsey Pickens JR 23:40 99 Ashley Keck SR 23:41 101 Sarah Anderson SO 23:47 105 Maureen McMeekin FR 25:16