TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — In the Clemson cross country teams’ final meet of the regular the season, the Tigers put together a promising performance as they prepare for the conference championship. The Crimson Classic provided a great stage for the team to see where they stand and to get a final tune-up.
“It was a great finish for the men and definitely a confidence boost for them going into the ACC Championship,” said Head Coach Vicky Pounds. “The women raced their first 6k of the season and will now be able to execute this distance at ACC’s. I’m looking forward to this championship season!”
The men’s race saw Victor Ndiwa cross the line first for Clemson, finishing the 8k in just 24:25.0, good for 14th out of 145 runners. This is his first time being the Tigers’ top finisher. He was trailed closely by Sawyer Dagan (16) and Marlin Young (23). The men ultimately finished fourth out of 15 teams at the Crimson Classic.
Brynne Sumner paced the women’s team, finishing the 6k in 21:35.3. Behind Sumner was Courtney Farishian and Maddie Dinneen, who finished 53 and 57, respectively. The women finished 11 out of 19 teams in their first 6k of the season.
The next time the team toes the line it will be at the ACC Championship meet on October 28 hosted by Virginia.
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