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Quattlebaum Garners All-Conference Honors At ACC Championships

Quattlebaum Garners All-Conference Honors At ACC Championships

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Clemson junior James Quattlebaum posted a top-10 finish for the Tigers’ men’s cross country team Friday at the 2017 ACC Cross Country Championship. The Greenville, S.C., native, who has paced the Tigers all season long, took home All-ACC honors after nabbing a 10th-place finish with a time of 23:43.2. The men placed 12th overall for the race, while the Clemson women placed 14th at E.P. ‘Tom’ Sawyer Park in Louisville, Ky.


“Since the first time James [Quattlebaum] joined the team, we knew this was the level he’s capable of performing,” said Clemson head track & field coach Mark Elliott. “James is a model student-athlete and cross country runner and to see him perform the way he did today was really something special.”


Senior Mpho Makofane notched his season-best time of 25:12.7, shaving nearly four seconds off his previous best, which he set at E.P. Tom ‘Sawyer’ Park almost two weeks ago at Louisville’s Pre Nationals Meet on Oct. 14. Makofane’s performance was good for 81st.


The women were led by fifth-year newcomer Marketa Marcanikova, who ran the 6K course in 21:43.0, which earned her a 55th-place finish. Marcanikova’s time of 21:43.0 is her best in a 6K race this season, besting her previous time of 21:49.9, which she set two weeks ago at E.P. ‘Tom’ Sawyer Park at Louisville’s Pre Nationals Meet.


“We are very pleased with Marketa [Marcanikova]. She ran a great race today and she was extremely tough. Today was the second time on this course that she ran her best time. She is a very talented athlete and given this is the first opportunity she’s been able to solely focus on cross country, the results certainly showed today,” said Elliott.

Up next, the Tigers will head to Earlysville, Va., for the NCAA Southeast Regional meet on Nov. 10.


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2017 ACC Cross Country Championship Men’s Team 8K Results

Place Team Points
1 Syracuse 27
2 Virginia Tech 73
3 NC State 93
4 Virginia 100
5 Florida State 152
6 Wake Forest 182
7 Notre Dame 206
8 Georgia Tech 238
9 Duke 261
10 Pittsburgh 285
11 North Carolina 315
12 Clemson 345
13 Miami 370
14 Boston College 378
15 Louisville 384

2017 ACC Cross Country Championship Women’s Team 6K Results

Place Team Points
1 NC State 43
2 Louisville 109
3 Virginia Tech 129
4 Syracuse 134
5 Wake Forest 166
6 Notre Dame 175
7 Duke 180
8 Virginia 182
9 Florida State 210
10 Pittsburgh 210
11 North Carolina 244
12 Georgia Tech 258
13 Boston College 348
14 Clemson 378
15 Miami 461

2017 ACC Cross Country Championship Men’s Individual 8K Results

Place Name Time Points
10 James Quattlebaum 23:42.2 10
81 Mpho Makofane 25:12.7 75
93 Ryan Mullen 25:27.7 82
99 Jacob Slann 25:35.6 87
107 Jackson Goodwin 25:50.0 91

2017 ACC Cross Country Championship Women’s Individual 6K Results

Place Name Time Points
55 Marketa Marcanikova 21:43.0 53
81 Erin McLaughlin 22:06.7 76
84 Anna Johnson 22:10.4 79
87 Katie Fortner 22:18.3 81
92 Elizabeth Dawson 22:26.3 85