Aug. 30, 2002
BOONE, N.C. –
The Florida State University women’s and men’s cross country teams opened the 2002 season with third-place finishes at the Mountaineer Open Friday evening, held at State Farm Field in Boone, N.C. Natalie Hughes was the top finisher for FSU with a seventh-place finish in the women’s 5K run at 18:32.5. Anne Clinton crossed the finish line for the Lady Seminoles in 10th place with a time of 18:43.4.
Other scorers for the Lady Seminoles include Misty Harper in 18th place (19:16.9), Allison Lind in 22nd place (19:28.2) and Suzanne Shepard in 27th place (19:45.5). In total, the Lady Seminoles had nine runners finish in the top 50 out of 88 participants. Wake Forest won the women’s competition with 18 points, while FSU finished with 67 points. Annie Bersagel of Wake Forest won the individual title with a time of 17:27.4.
The FSU men had 12 runners finish in the top 43 out of 91 competitors. Joep Tigchelaar had the top finish for the Seminoles, placing 12th in the four-mile run at 20:33.2. Nate Adams (20:39.5) and Giscard Titus (20:41.8) finished back-to-back in 14th and 15th place, respectively. Rounding out the Seminole scorers are Kevin Cook in 19th place (20:48) and Maarten Van Den Heuvel in 23rd place (21:03.6). High Point University won the men’s competition with 32 points, while FSU scored 71. High Point’s Tommy Evans won the individual title at 19:55.8.
The Seminoles will return to action on September 14, when they host their only home meet of the season with the FSU Invitational.