CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson men’s and women’s cross country teams are set to head to Panorama Farms in Charlottesville, Va., for the second time this season to compete in the 2017 NCAA Southeast Regional Cross Country meet. The women’s 6K race, which is slated for 10:30 a.m., will open the event, while the men’s 10K race commencing at 11:30 a.m.
The Tigers are coming off a 12th-place finish at the ACC Cross Country Championships on the men’s side, while the women placed 14th overall. Junior James Quattlebaum earned a team-best 10th-place finish at the conference championship meet, finishing the men’s 8K course at E.P. ‘Tom’ Sawyer Park in Louisville, Ky., in 23:42.2. The women were paced by fifth-year senior Marketa Marcanikova, who grabbed a 55th-place finish with a time of 21:40.0.
Last year’s southeast regional saw Grace Barnett qualify for her first NCAA Championship as the Clemson women’s team placed 12th overall in the meet. Barnett missed the podium by just 1.1 seconds, crossing the finish line at 20:27.7 to take fourth place overall. She was Clemson women’s cross country’s first NCAA Championship qualifier since 2011 when Alyssa Kulik took eighth place in the regional meet. The men placed 23rd overall in last year’s race as they were led by then-senior Clayton Wilson
Live results for Friday’s conference championship meet can be accessed on clemsontigers.com.
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