CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson men’s and women’s cross country teams are set to head to Boston for the Atlantic Coast Conference Cross Country Championships, which are slated for Friday, Oct. 26 at the historic Franklin Park. The women’s 6k final opens the competition at 10:03 a.m., followed by the men’s 8k championship at 11:03. This year’s championship meet serves as the 65th annual conference race for the men and 41st for the women, and marks the second year the ACC Championships have been held at Franklin Park with the first coming in 2010.
Women’s Championship 6k race at 10 a.m., followed by Men’s Championship 8k at 11! pic.twitter.com/YeE2YTWcZ5— ACC Track & Field (@ACCTrackField) October 18, 2018
Women’s Championship 6k race at 10 a.m., followed by Men’s Championship 8k at 11! pic.twitter.com/YeE2YTWcZ5
— ACC Track & Field (@ACCTrackField) October 18, 2018
Both championships will be shown live on ACC Network Extra and may be viewed via the following links:
Live results can be accessed on the cross country schedule page via ClemsonTigers.com.
This season, the women have been led by sophomore Logan Morris. Morris set her 5K personal best at Notre Dame’s annual Joe Piane Invitational with a time of 16:59.4. On the men’s side, sophomore Colt Griffith paced the Tigers at Vanderbilt’s Commodore Classic and at the Joe Piane Invitational. Griffith will look to build on his season-best time of 26:01.5 on the 8K course, which he set in tough conditions at Wisconsin’s Pre-Nationals two weeks ago.
The Tiger women enter Friday’s meet ranked No. 10 in the southeast region. Five ACC women’s teams are ranked among the nation’s top 30, led by NC State at No. 12. Notre Dame follows at No. 18, Georgia Tech at No. 22, Syracuse at No. 25 and Florida State at No. 29.
At last year’s ACC Cross Country Championships in Louisville, Kentucky, James Quattlebaum placed 10th overall to earn All-ACC honors.
Veteran announcer Dean Linke will be on hand to handle Friday’s ACC Network Extra play-by-play. Linke has worked numerous events for the ACC and other major conferences. He will be joined by analyst Miles Krieger, whose resume includes eight years as a college coach and stints as a director for numerous road races and cross country meets, including the NCAA Division II National Championships.
ACC Release: https://theacc.co/ACCxc1
ACC Championship Page: https://theacc.co/18accXCchamp
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