Nicole Irving Claims All-ACC Honor to Lead Deacs at ACC Championships
Oct. 29, 2011
CLEMSON, S.C. - Wake Forest sophomore Nicole Irving placed ninth overall at the ACC Cross Country Championships en route to earning All-ACC honors for the first time of her young career on Saturday morning at the Musser Farms Complex.
Irving completed the 6k course in a personal-best time of 20:38.1.
As a team, the Demon Deacon women finished 10th overall with 264 points.
Racing in her first ACC Championships, freshman Aubrey Waggoner placed 94th in a time of 23:49.8, and Madeline DiNardo rounded out the scoring totals for the Deacs by finishing in 24:20.2 to place 98th overall.
The Wake Forest men's cross country team placed seventh overall at the Championships with a total of 212 points.
Junior Garret Drogosch was the first finisher for the Deacs, as he crossed the finish line in a personal-best 8k time of 23:59.9, good for 18th place overall.
Alex Rose was the next finisher for the Deacs, crossing the line in 43rd place with a personal-best time of 24:33.2. Senior Paul Loeser was close behind, placing 49th in a season-best time of 24:40.7.
N.C. State won the team title on the men's side with a total of 51 points, while Florida State claimed their fifth consecutive title on the women's side, amassing a total of 20 points.
N.C. State's Ryan Hill won the men's 8k race in 23:06.3, while North Carolina's Kendra Schaaf placed first for the women with a 6k time of 19:45.3.
The Deacs will return to action on Nov. 12 when they travel to Louisville, Ky. for the NCAA Southeast Regional.