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Tech Men Finish Sixth at ACC Championships, Women Place Eighth

Nov. 2, 2003

ATLANTA – Led by an 11th-place finish by Kyle Rabbitt, the Georgia Tech men’s cross country team placed sixth at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships on Saturday afternoon, which was held at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, NC.

NC State captured its third consecutive ACC title as the Wolfpack men posted a score of 48 points in the meet. With the win, the Pack has now won eight of the last nine men’s conference championships. State was followed by Florida State (2nd, 104 points), Virginia (3rd, 116), Clemson (4th, 130) and Wake Forest (5th, 139). Georgia Tech earned sixth place with a total of 156 points, with Maryland close behind at 161 points. Rounding out the meet were North Carolina (8th, 183) and Duke (9th, 206).

Georgia Tech’s Kyle Rabbitt finished with an eight-kilometer time of 24:42.1 to earn 11th-place, while senior Brendon Mahoney followed in 27th-place in 25:44.1. Rounding out the scoring for the Jackets were freshmen Cristan Duvall (32nd, 25:44.3) and David Herren (42nd, 26:00.8), and senior Neil McDonagh (46th, 26:11.9).

The Georgia Tech women placed eighth in the conference meet, with a total of 229 points. North Carolina narrowly edged NC State for first place honors, as the Tar Heels tallied 40 points while the Pack had 44.

The Yellow Jackets were led by senior Katie Griffin, who finished 32nd with a six-kilometer time of 21:53.3. She was followed by Kirby Cross and Amy Dock, who finished 52nd and 53rd, respectively with times of 22:59.0 and 22:59.4. Rounding out the scoring for the Tech women were freshman Mary Chind (55th, 23:03.1) and senior Neta Ezer (56th, 23:15.3).

The Georgia Tech men’s and women’s cross country teams will next compete at the NCAA South Regional Championships, which will be held November 15th at Auburn University in Auburn, Ala.

WOMEN’S STANDINGS 1. North Carolina (40 points) 2. NC State (44) 3. Wake Forest (62) 4. Duke (120) 5. Florida State (135) 6. Virginia (142) 7. Maryland (209) 8. Georgia Tech (229) 9. Clemson (282)

TECH WOMEN INDIVIDUALS (6K) 32. (31.) Katie Griffin (21:53.3) 52. (48.) Kirby Cross (22:59.0) 53. (49.) Amy Dock (22:59.4) 55. (50.) Mary Chind (23:03.1) 56. (51.) Neta Ezer (23:15.3) 67. (60.) Jennifer Lentz (24:56.3)

MEN’S STANDINGS 1. NC State (48 points) 2. Florida State (104) 3. Virginia (116) 4. Clemson (130) 5. Wake Forest (139) 6. Georgia Tech (156) 7. Maryland (161) 8. North Carolina (183) 9. Duke (206)

TECH MEN INDIVIDUALS (8K) 11. (11.) Kyle Rabbitt (24:42.1) 27. (27.) Brendon Mahoney (25:36.7) 32. (32.) Cristan Duvall (25:44.3) 42. (41.) David Herren (26:00.8) 46. (45.) Neil McDonagh (26:11.9) 56. (55.) Barton Crist (26:45.9) 67. (63.) Jimmy DeYonker (27:40.5) 69. Rob Kuhn (27:59.8)

–GT–

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