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Nov. 3, 1997

NC State Sweeps ACC Titles

FSU’s Aaron Scheer Places 22nd

TALLAHASSEE, FL — NC State won both the men’s and women’s team titles at the ACC Cross Country Championships for the third consecutive year. The NC State men totaled 28 points (20 ahead of second place Wake Forest) while the women scored 24 points in an easy victory (49 ahead of second place Wake Forest) at Seminole Golf Course.

Senior John Cline of North Carolina took the men’s individual title with a time of 24:06.6 over the 8K course. Cline beat out a trio of Wolfpack runners that finished second through fourth. NC State’s Chan Pons finished second for the second straight year, clocking in at 24:10.3.

In the women’s 5K, it was Wake Forest’s Janelle Kraus winning the individual title with a time of 17:07.0. Placing second was NC State’s Laura Rhoads, five seconds behind at 17:12.0.

NC State’s Rollie Geiger was named ACC Coach of the Year as both his teams took ACC titles. Geiger was Coach of the Year in 1995 & 1996 as well.

Final Team Scores:
Men                             Women
1.  NC State        24          1.  NC State        28  
2.  Wake Forest     73          2.  Wake Forest     48
3.  Clemson         75          3.  North Carolina  70
4.  North Carolina  86          4.  Virginia        110
5.  Duke            117         5.  Duke            111
6.  Virginia        184         6.  Clemson         157
7.  Georgia Tech    188         7.  Georgia Tech    161
8.  Maryland        220         8.  Maryland        227
9.  Florida State   232         9.  Florida State   247 

Men’s Notes:

* John Cline’s time of 24:07 was the fastest since Cormac Finnerty’s (Clemson) time of 24:04 at the 1991 ACC Championships.

* Florida State’s top finisher was Aaron Scheer, who placed 22nd overall with a time of 25:13.

* NC State had five of the first eight finishers.

* 17 runners finished within one minute of Cline.

Women’s Notes:

* NC State’s five scorers placed second, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth, respectively.

* 17 runners finished within one minute of Kraus.

* The top finisher for the Lady Seminoles was Nicole Singleton, who was 33rd with a time of 18:29.

* NC State has won 15 of the 19 ACC Championships.

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