Drogosch, Irving Pace Deacs at NCAA Southeast Regionals
Nov. 12, 2011
LOUISVILLE, KY. - The Wake Forest men's and women's cross country teams each finished in 13th place at the NCAA Southeast Regional on Saturday morning at Louisville's E.P. "Tom" Sawyer Park in their final races of the season.
For the men's squad, junior Garret Drogosch paced the Deacs with a 37th-place finish overall in a time of 31:10.4 on the 10k course. This meet marked the first time all season that the men's squad has run a distance other than 8,000 meters.
Junior Nate Guthals had a terrific race on the day, finishing second on the team and 81st overall in a time of 32:11.8 to complete his top performance of the season.
Sophomore standout Nicole Irving paced the Demon Deacon women, just as she has done all season, finishing 14th overall in a time of 20:42.4 on the 6k course. Irving was just four seconds shy of achieving a new personal-best time, as she ran a 20:38.1 at the ACC Championships in October.
Melanie Powers finished 47th overall and second for the Deacs in a personal-best 6k time of 21:36.4. The Newport Beach, Calif. native shaved a full 30 seconds off her 6k time of 22:06.8 last time out at the ACC Championships.
North Carolina's Kendra Schaaf won the individual title on the women's side in a time of 19:52.9, while Virginia took home the team title with 107 points.
On the men's side, N.C. State's Ryan Hill claimed the individual title in a time of 29:48.8 en route to leading the Wolfpack to a first-place team finish with a mere 68 points.