CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s and women’s cross country teams will head to Cary, N.C., on Friday (Oct. 30) to compete at the ACC Championships at the WakeMed Soccer Park. The No. 16 ranked Cavalier men’s team will run an 8k race at 10 a.m., while the UVA women’s team will compete in a 6k at 11 a.m.
Due to health and safety considerations spectators will not be permitted to attend the meet.
Both the men’s and women’s race will be streamed on ACCNX. Links to both streams and to live results are located at VirginiaSports.com. Updates throughout the race will be provided on the team’s official Twitter account, @UVATFCC.
Date: Friday, Oct. 30
Location: WakeMed Soccer Park
• Men’s 8k – 10 a.m.
• Women’s 6k – 11 a.m.
In the Rankings
• The UVA men’s cross country team was ranked 16th in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll released earlier this week
• The Hoos hold the second highest ranking among ACC schools joining No. 6 Notre Dame, No. 17 Syracuse and No. 21 NC State on the list
• On the women’s side, five teams enter Friday’s race with a national ranking with No. 4 NC State, No. 12 Notre Dame, No. 21 Florida State, No. 25 Georgia Tech and No. 27 North Carolina competing in the competition
Hoo Has Moment
• The Cavaliers enter the season with an undefeated record on the men’s side, winning three regular-season meets during the year
• Senior Rohann Asfaw (Rockville, Md.) captured the top time at all three competitions
• He became just the fourth male runner to be named the USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week twice in one season and the third athlete to do so in the last five years
• Wes Porter (Kansas City, Mo.) earned his third ACC Freshman Performer of the Week honor for his performance at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational
• The UVA first-year finished as the top freshman at all three meets and crossed the finishing line second for the Cavaliers in those competitions
• Asfaw was named the ACC Performer of the Week twice this season after his performance at the Virginia Invite and Wolfpack Invite
• The Cavaliers have faced five ACC opponents throughout the season, running against Duke, North Carolina, NC State, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest
• The men’s team finished the regular season undefeated, topping the Virginia Invite, Wolfpack Invite and Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational
• In addition to Asfaw’s top-place finish at all three competitions, UVA placed all five scoring runners in the top 10 at the meets
• The women’s team captured wins against Wake Forest and Virginia Tech during the fall
• Senior Hannah Moran (Salem, Va.) led the Cavaliers in two meets this season, finishing third at the Virginia Invite and fourth at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational, while senior Kiera Bothwell (Springfield, Va.) was the top Virginia runner at the Wolfpack Invite with a fifth-place finish