Nicole Irving Earns All-ACC Honor to Power the Deacs at ACC Championships
Seniors Nate Guthals and Garret Drogosch led the Deacs

Oct. 27, 2012

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By Maggie Cancelosi, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@SIDeacons)

BLACKSBURG, V.A - Wake Forest junior Nicole Irving placed eighth overall at the ACC Cross Country Championships on Saturday morning at the Virginia Tech cross country course at Smithfield Plantation.

Irving completed the 6k course in a personal-best time of 20:30.6. At last year's meet, Irving crossed the line at ninth overall with a time of 20:38.1 to earn All-ACC honors.

As a team, the Demon Deacon women finished eighth overall with 222 points. Three freshmen, Ashley Brubaker, Kathleen Darling and Meredith Kilburn raced in their first ACC Championships.

Brubaker was the second Deacon to cross the line and finished in 42nd place at 21:50.2. The Winston-Salem, N.C.-native has finished second for the Deacs in two out of the three regular season meets.

Sophomore Kaitlyn Oliver raced in her first meet of the season to clock a time of 22:22.5 for 60th place. Oliver was followed by teammate Darling with a mark of 22:24.1 for a spot in 62nd.

Sophomore Aubrey Waggoner wrapped up the race in 68th place (22:37.1) and Kilburn turned in a time of 23:43.9 for 87th place.

The Wake Forest men's cross country team placed seventh overall at the Championships with a total of 209 points.

Three seniors finished in the top 50 for the Deacons, starting with Nate Guthals who finished first for the Deacs, crossing the line 24:45.9 and good for 31st place overall. Garret Drogosch took 35th place with a mark of 24:50.5, followed by Tom Finneran at 25:10.7 for 48th place.

Senior Jake Graham (25:19.4) and freshman Kent Garrett (25:22.2) finished in 54th and 55th place, respectively. Sophomores Connor Crowley (25:38.4) and Alexander Rose (25:39.3) also paired up to cross the line 65th and 66th.

Also running for the Deacs was senior Anthony Marois (78th place) and junior Tommy Ross (92nd place).

Virginia Tech won the team title on the men's side with a total of 55 points, while Florida State claimed their sixth consecutive title on the women's side, amassing a total of 35 points.

Virginia Tech's William Mulherin won the men's 8k race in 23:37.3, while Florida State's Violah Lagat placed first for the women with a 6k time of 20:00.1.

The Deacs will return to action on Nov. 9 when they travel to Charlotte, N.C. for the NCAA Southeast Regional.



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