Oct. 26, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State men’s and women’s cross country teams will travel to the Atlantic Coast Conference Cross Country Championships this Saturday, Oct. 27 in Clemson, S.C. The 48th annual running of the men’s race will begin at 10:00 a.m., followed by the 19th annual women’s race at 11:00 a.m. The men’s course covers 8,000m and the women’s course is 6,000m.
In last year’s championship meet at Raleigh, N.C., the Duke men and the NC State women claimed conference titles. The Seminoles men’s squad placed seventh in 2000, while the Lady Seminoles finished sixth. Sean Kelly, a senior from Duke, was the 2000 men’s champion, and sophomore Shalane Flanagan, from North Carolina, was the women’s champion.
“For the men, we’re right there in the middle of the conference,” said head coach Bob Braman. “The goal for the men on Saturday is to break through and place in the top four in the conference. On the women’s side, there’s a real national focus to the race because we have seven teams from the ACC that have achieved national rankings this year. So, there are teams at the conference meet for us to beat that will help us achieve an at-large bid if we don’t place in the top two at the regional meet.”
Complete results from Saturday’s races will be available online at www.clemsontigers.com following the conclusion of the meet.