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Nov. 2, 2002

The men’s and women’s cross country teams at the University of Virginia both took home third place finished at the 2002 ACC Cross Country Championships held today in Atlanta, Ga. The #16 women finishes with 78 points while #4 Wake Forest and #6 NC State tied for the title with 61 points each. The Cavaliers defeated #13 Duke and #15 UNC behind All-ACC performances from first-year Kara Scanlin and Jane Maxwell. The men were also third with 95 points as NC State won the title with 17 points and Duke was in second with 69 points.

Scanlin finished seventh and was the second freshman to cross the line. She finished just ahead of teammate Jane Maxwell, who also earned All-Conference honors with her 10th place finish. Just behind Maxwell was Ellen Dwyer who took home 11th place.

On the men’s side Matt Ruhl led the Cavaliers, coming in in 11th place overall. Will Christian was the next Hoo across the line, finishing in 17th overall.

“Both teams really competed well today. Obviously I’m very happy with our performance and I am really looking forward to our regional meet,” said Jason Dunn, Virginia’s cross country coach.

Women's Results7. Kara Scanlin (21:19.7)		1. NCSU 	6110. Jane Maxwell (21:26.4)		1. Wake	6111. Ellen Dwyer				3. VIRGINIA	7821. Dawn Cleary 			4. Duke	8129. Ashley Seaton			5. UNC	8830. Meg McGarvey			6. FSU	13437. Melanie Matthews			7. Maryland	20339. Sharon O'Connor			8. Ga Tech	214					9. Clemson	284Men's Results11. Matt Ruhl				1. NCSU	1717. Will Christian			2. Duke	6921. Walt Kingsbery			3. VIRGINIA	9522. Andy Filachek			4. Clemson	10324. Ryan Neuhardt			5. FSU	12327. Tom Ellis				6. Wake 	14848. James Catano			7. UNC	18754. Mat Gutridge			8. Maryland	219					9. Ga Tech	243
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