CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Florida State men’s and women’s cross country teams tallied three All-ACC honors Friday morning at Panorama Farms in Charlottesville, Va. The women finished fifth in the team standings while the men finished ninth.
“Our men ran well today. They showed improvement from their last race at Wisconsin. It’ll all come down to regionals in two weeks,” Head Coach Bob Braman said.
“Our women ran very well today. I’m so proud of the way they raced to a top five finish. Nearly all 10 women had the best races of their career. It was a great way to gain some momentum as we continue this championships season,” Assistant Coach Baylee Mires said.
In the first race of the day, Fearghal Curtain ran a season-best 23:25.6 in the 8k race. Curtain was able to stay in the front pack for most of the race and made a late push to earn 21st. Curtain’s performance earned him All-ACC honors.
Cooper Schroeder ran a personal best 23:48.1 to finish 42nd in the field. Zach Leachman (24:10.9), Zach Cloud (24:28.6) and Matthew Newland (24:42.2) rounded out the top five for the Seminoles.
The women had a great day on the course, and it was led by Emmy van den Berg. Van den Berg got off to a great start and stayed in the front pack for the first half of the race. Van den Berg crossed the line at 13th with a season-best time of 20:00.4.
Agnes McTighe ran a personal best 20:14.2 to finish right behind van den Berg in 18th. Both van den Berg and McTighe earned All-ACC honors. Alyson Churchill had a great morning with a personal best time of 20:19.8 to finish 23rd. Yasmine Abbes (20:47.5) and Caitlin Wilkey (20:53.0) each ran personal bests to finish inside the top 50.
The Noles will be back in action at the NCAA South Region Championships on Friday, Nov. 11 in Huntsville, Ala.
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