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Nov. 16, 2002

The University of Virginia women’s cross country team was the first squad with five runners across the line today and finished in third overall. The #11 women tallied 93 points and were just behind #4 Wake Forest and #6 NC State, who took first and second, respectively. With the third place finish, the women expect to get a bid to the NCAA Championships after a strong set of out-of-region performances at the Great American Cross Country Festival and the pre-NCAA meet. The men also finished in the top four, taking fourth overall behind #19 NC State, #29 William & Mary, and Duke.

The women were led by first-year Kara Scanlin, who took 10th overall with a time of 20:29. She led a pack of UVa runners in Dawn Cleary (12th, 20:34) and Jane Maxwell (14th, 20:40). Scanlin, Cleary and Maxwell were all named All-Region. Ashley Seaton just missed that squad, finishing 26th in a time of 21:03. Ellen Dwyer rounded out the scoring for Virginia with a 31st place finish in a time of 21:07. Meg McGarvey and Melanie Matthews were the ‘Hoos’ 6th and 7th runners, coming in at 21:23 and 21:54, respectively.

Andy Filachek and Will Christian were both named All-Region today after coming in in 18th and 22nd place.

“I thought we competed very well on both sides,” said Virginia’s cross country coach Jason Dunn. “Obviously, I’m very pleased with the results.”

The NCAA Championships will take place on November 25th in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Women's Results			Women's Scores10. Kara Scanlin	20:29	1. Wake Forest (#4)	7612. Dawn Cleary		20:34	2. NC State (#6)	8314. Jane Maxwell	20:40	3. VIRGINIA (#11)	9326. Ashley Seaton	21:03	4. Duke (#14)		9831. Ellen Dwyer		21:07	5. UNC (#18)		11440. Meg McGarvey	21:23	6. William & Mary	18167. Melanie Matthews	21:54

Men’s Results Men’s Scores18. Andy Filachek 30:39 1. NCSU (#19) 6622. Will Christian 30:45 2. Wm & Mary (#29) 7730. Walton Kingsbery 30:58 3. Duke 11537. Matt Ruhl 31:19 4. VIRGINIA 13543. Ryan Neuhart 31:26 5. Clemson 14963. Tom Ellis 31:54 6. Eastern Kentucky 18674. Dave Vitto 32:15

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