1996 Final Report

WFU WOMEN RUN YOUNG
The Wake Forest women's cross country team, fielding a team composed primarily of freshmen and sophomores, saw tremendous improvement from its youngsters, a trend that certainly bodes well for the future. The Demon Deacons placed fifth at the ACCs and ninth at the District III Meet, but look for Francie Goodridge's team to make a return to the national scene next season.

WFU EARNS 5th at ACCs
The Wake Forest women's cross country team placed fifth at the 1996 Atlantic Coast Conference championships on November 2 in College Park, Md. Virginia scored 98 and Clemson 101 to edge the Deacons, at 103, for third- and fourth. N.C. State won its second straight team title with 38 points. North Carolina's Karen Godlock won her third individual title, running the 5,000-meter course in 16:22.8. As a team, WFU had placed second in the ACC Championship meet in the three of the previous four seasons.

COTTER WINS ALL-ACC HONORS
Senior Liz Cotter (Valley Stream, N.Y./Central) led Wake Forest and earned cross country All-ACC honors for the first time by virtue of her ninth-place finish in 17:19.4. Cotter led the Wake Forest team to the finish line in all but one meet and had five top-10 finishes in seven events. Seniors, Mia Richardson (Madison, N.C./Mayodan) and Chrissy Person (Williamsport, Pa./Williamsport), closed out their careers at the District III meet.

RELYING ON YOUTH
Freshman Janelle Kraus (Shelter Island, N.Y./Shelter Island) has been a force for the Deacs her first season, earning four top-20 and three top-10 finishes. She was Wake's top finisher at the District III Championships. Other key contributors were sophomores Liz Moore (Medford, N.J./Shawnee) and Amy Wallace (Wakefield, Mass./Wakefield) and freshman Jill Snyder (Lewisburg, Pa./Lewisburg).

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