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Ramirez, Hakes Pace Tigers at Furman

Ramirez, Hakes Pace Tigers at Furman

CLEMSON, S.C. – Behind a second straight top-10 performance from Aaron Ramirez, the Tiger men finished fourth at the Furman Classic to highlight Clemson’s second cross country meet of the season. The women’s team finished in fifth place. Furman’s men and Wake Forest’s women captured the team titles.

Ramirez, who did not compete at Furman last year, was seventh in his first appearance at the Paladins’ golf course. He ran an 8K time of 24:45.09 to set the pace for Clemson. Roland Hakes recorded his second straight top-15 finish at Furman, notching an 11th-place effort in 24:52.48. The final scorers for Mark Elliott’s team were James Dwyer in 21st (25:34.07), Chris Cummings in 28th (25:46.81) and Evan Abdullah in 38th (26:09.03).

Grace Barnett once again led the Tiger women’s team. The sophomore out of Pawleys Island, S.C., was 20th with a time of 22:21.92. She was followed by Evie Tate in 22nd (22:32.63), Catherine Herring in 29th (22:44.31), Alexa Womack in 34th (23:00.43) and Elizabeth Dawson in 41st (23:19.39). It was Dawson’s first career scoring effort as a Tiger.

The two teams return to action Friday, Sept. 26 at the University of Virginia Invitational.