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Sep 02, 2022

Tigers Start Season Strong at Kennesaw State

KENNESAW, Ga. — The Clemson cross country team got its season off to a hot start at the Kennesaw State Dual Meet on Friday night. Freshman Maddie Dinneen won the women’s 4k while Marlin Young finished the 6k first for the men as each teams had the top three finishers in their respective races.

Dinneen’s 14:03.11 time was dominant in the 4k, as she crossed the line over 25 seconds sooner than the second-place finisher, Brynne Sumner. Clemson earned the third and fourth place finishes as well as Courtney Farishian and Madison Roush were quick to follow Sumner. Makenzie Steele finished ninth overall with a time of 14:43.22.

Young led the way in the men’s 6k, completing the course in just 18:46.59. He was trailed by Sawyer Dagan and Daniel Sullivan who completed the top-three sweep for the Tigers.

“I was impressed to see how well both teams worked together in the race,” said Head Coach Vicky Pounds. “It was a great start to the season and I look forward to see how they perform at Furman.”

The Tigers will return to action on September 17 when they head to the Furman Invitational in Greenville, S.C.

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