Cavaliers take Third at ACC Cross Country Championships
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