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Tech's Metivier, Drosky Earn Regional Cross Country Awards

Nov. 15, 2001

ATLANTA – On the strength of the women’s cross country team’s NCAA South Regional title, Yellow Jacket sophomore Renee Metivier and head coach Alan Drosky were named the region’s women’s athlete and coach of the year by the U.S. Track Coaches Association. The awards are based on a vote by the region’s coaches.

Last weekend, Metivier clocked a season-best time of 20:20.39 to win the NCAA South Regional Championship and pace the Yellow Jackets to their first-ever team title. She earned all-region honors for the second consecutive season and became the first Tech runner to capture an individual regional title.

Earlier this season at the NCAA Preview she finished second on the course that will host next week’s NCAA Championships, posting a time of 20:59. Two weeks later, she led the Jackets to a fourth-place finish at the ACC Championships by placing second individually, the highest finish ever for a Tech runner.

Metivier has finished in the top 10 in each of her four races this season.

In his 11th season, Drosky led the Jackets to the regional title and its second consecutive NCAA Championships appearance. Metivier will attempt to become the third cross country All-American coached by Drosky. He was a two-time All-American and five-time All-ACC runner at Tech from 1985-87.

Tech returns to action on Monday, November 19 at the 2001 NCAA Championships at the Furman University Golf Course in Greenville, S.C.

-GT-

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