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Cross Country Squads Compete At ACC Championships

Nov. 1, 1999

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Clemson cross country teams competed at the ACC Championships Monday in Chapel Hill, NC. The Clemson men placed fifth with 126 points, while the women’s team finished sixth with 146 points.

NC State won the men’s meet with 16 points, as all seven of the Wolfpack runners finished in the top 10. Duke was second with 32 points, and Wake Forest was third with 52 points. Sophomore Jason Meany (Liverpool, NY) led all Tiger runners on the 8K course, placing ninth with a time of 25:12 to earn All-ACC honors. Sophomore Ryan Demers (Shapleigh, ME) placed 22nd with a time of 25:50, while sophomore B.J. Dillard (Simpsonville, SC) and Steve Alexander (Pickens, SC) were 30th (26:17) and 31st (26:20), respectively.

Freshman Mike Connelly (Winchester, VA) finished 39th at 26:50, and sophomore David Abel (Franklin, NC) was 45th at 26:55. Freshman Scott Shaw (East Syracuse, NY) was 48th, finishing the course in 27:02, and sophomore Clay Wiggins (Otto, NC) finished 55th with a time of 27:22.

North Carolina won the women’s meet with 44 points, followed by NC State with 56 points and Virginia with 77 points. Senior Beth Ahern (Toledo, OH) was the top finisher for the Tigers, recording a time of 18:23 on the 5K course to take 20th place.

Senior Erika van Reenen (Norcross, GA) placed 23rd with a time of 18:39, and senior Anne Stowell (Charlotte, NC) was 29th at 18:55. Junior Jennifer Meador (Mechanicsville, VA) finished 38th with a time of 19:07, and senior Shannon Schoppman (East Patchogue, NY) was 56th at 20:09. Sophomore Abbey Hartman (Ocean View, NJ) rounded out the Clemson runners with a time of 21:22 for 63rd place.

Both of Clemson’s cross country teams will run at the NCAA District III Championships, Saturday, November 13 on the campus of Furman University in Greenville, SC.