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Tiger Women’s Cross Country Team To Compete At ACC Championships

Tiger Women’s Cross Country Team To Compete At ACC Championships

Oct. 30, 2003

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s cross country team will travel to Winston-Salem, NC, to compete at the 2003 ACC Championships on Nov. 1. The starting time for the 6k women’s race is 11:00 AM, and admission to the Cross Country Championships will be free of charge. Each race will begin and end on Water Tower Field which is located directly inside the University Parkway entrance to Wake Forest. On campus parking will also be available for the event.

At last year’s ACC Cross Country Championships, Wake Forest and NC State shared the women’s title. This year, five of the ACC’s nine women’s teams are ranked nationally in the top 30. Clemson finished ninth at last year’s Championships. Casey Phillips led the Lady Tigers with a time of 24:21.9 over the 6K course, while Laura Ann Rukat was Clemson’s number-two runner (24:54.4). Jennifer Barton covered the course in 25:34.7 a year ago, and Jennifer Hooten posted a time of 26:05.0.

Casey Phillips, Laura Ann Rukat and Hannah Wright will compete for Clemson at this weekend’s Championships. Barton has finished in the top four for the Lady Tigers in the last two meets, and has a season-best 5K time of 19:05.99 set at the Overton/Pirate Invitational. Hooten posted her season-best time of 20:19.26 also at the Overton/Pirate Invitational. Keydoszius will compete at this year’s Championships, after missing last season due to injury. She has been the Lady Tigers’ number-two runner this season, and has a 2003-best 5K time of 18:37.70 set at the Overton/Pirate Invitational. Phillips has led the Lady Tigers in every meet this season, and finished third on the Wake Forest course earlier this fall. She owns a season-best time of 17:43.83 set at the Overton/Pirate Invitational. In her third season running for Clemson, Rukat recorded a season-best time of 19:20.16 at the Overton/Pirate Invitational. Wright , a freshman, has finished third for the Lady Tigers in every meet this seaon. She turned in her season-best time of 18:58.94 at the Overton/Pirate Invitational.

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