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Tech Women's Cross Country Win Clemson Invitational, Men Place 4th

Oct. 18, 2003

ATLANTA – Senior Katie Griffin and freshman Kirby Cross finished third and fourth, respectively, to lead the Yellow Jackets to victory at the Clemson Invitational in Clemson, SC on Saturday morning. Freshman Cristan Duvall led the men’s team to a fourth place finish. The meet was held at behind the Jervey Athletic Center on Clemson’s campus.

Griffin finished the five-kilometer race in 17:56 and Cross followed at 18:05. Senior Amy Dock, running in her first meet of the season, finished third for the Jackets and ninth overall in 18:40. Rounding out the scoring for the Jackets was Jenny Lentz (14th, 18:58) and Mary Chind (15th, 19:03).

The Tech women tallied 40 points to win the race, finishing four points ahead of second-place Appalachian State.

Duval finished 13th in the race and was the 10th Division I finisher with an eight-kilometer time of 25:38. Rob Kuhn and Barton Crist finished in 18th and 19th place, respectively, to follow Duvall. Rounding out the scoring for the men were Jimmy DeYonker (26th) and Clark Rivers (34th).

The Jackets were fourth behind host Clemson, with 20 points, Western Carolina (59 points), and Appalachian State (66 points).

Tech will return to action November 1st at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships, to be held at the Wake Forest Cross Country Fields in Winston-Salem, NC.

WOMEN’S STANDINGS 1. Georgia Tech (40 points) 2. Appalachian State (44 points) 3. South Carolina (77 points) 4. Western Carolina (85 points) 5. Clemson (110 points) 6. Georgia Southern (133 points) 7. East Tennessee State (164 points) 8. Lees-McRae (178 points) 9. Charleston Southern (205 points) 10. South Carolina State (239 points)

TECH WOMEN’S FINISHERS (5K) 3. (2) Katie Griffin (17:56) 4. (3) Kirby Cross (18:05) 9. (7) Amy Dock (18:40) 14. (13) Jenny Lentz (18:58) 15. (14) Mary Chind (19:03) 29. Ann Armsby (19:34) 40. Catherine Spoth (19:48)

MEN’S STANDINGS 1. Clemson (20 points) 2. Western Carolina (59 points) 3. Appalachian State (66 points) 4. Georgia Tech (75 points) 5. Georgia (120 points) 6. Lees-McRae (136 points) 7. Charleston Southern (155 points) 8. South Carolina State (189 points)

TECH MEN’S FINISHERS (5K) 13. (10) Cristan Duvall (25:38) 18. (12) Rob Kuhn (25:53) 19. (13) Barton Crist (25:54) 26. (18) Jimmy DeYonker (26:09) 34. (22) Clark Rivers (26:30) 47. David Herren (27:00) 48. Daniel Moss (27:13) 56. Chris dos Santos (27:46) 58. Michael Sinagra (27:53) 61. Gaben Moore (28:22)

–GT–

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