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Clark Earns All-Region Honors, Advances to NCAA Cross Country Championships

Clark Earns All-Region Honors, Advances to NCAA Cross Country Championships

Nov. 14, 2005

Greenville, NC – Junior cross country performer Matt Clark finished sixth to lead Clemson to a 10th-place team finish in the NCAA Southeast Regional on Saturday. By doing so, he earned his second straight All-Region honor and advanced to the NCAA Championships for the first time. That event will be held November 21 in Terre Haute, IN.

Clark completed the 10K course with a time of 30:12.7. His sixth-place finish gives him four top 10 finishes in five events for the Tigers this season.

The Tigers took home 10th place with 279 points. William & Mary won the event with 68 points, followed by Virginia (91) and N.C. State (96). Josh McDougal of Liberty had a repeat individual title and improved on his event record with a time of 29:40.1.

The second scorer for Clemson was sophomore Greg Isaacs in 53rd with a time of 31:48.8. Itay Magidi returned for the Tigers and finished 66th with a time of 32:01.9. Eric Soder (69th, 32:02.8) and Sean Reilly (90th, 32:23.5) rounded out Clemson’s scoring five.

Top Ten Team Results1. William & Mary              682. Virginia                           913. N.C. State                      964. Duke                              1985. James Madison               2046. Louisville                        2147. Wake Forest                  2168. Norfolk State                 2219. Liberty                           27610. Clemson                      209

Clemson Individual Results 6. Matt Clark 30:12.7 53. Greg Isaacs 31:48.8 66. Itay Magidi 32:01.9 69. Eric Soder 32:02.8 90. Sean Reilly 32:23.5 128. Brian Soder 33:02.0 153. Clay Pendleton 33:35.3

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