Boone, N.C. – The RV/RV Florida State cross country teams swept NR/No.29 Tennessee in a dual meet on Friday at the State Farm Fields.
The women’s team led off the dual shortly after sunrise with temperatures in the low 50’s, racing the 4-mile course.
FSU turned in the top three times, led by Alyson Churchill who crossed the line first with a time of 21:58.00 ahead of Emmy Van den Berg in second (22:03.06) and Agnes McTighe in third (22:06.82).
Rebecca Pottorff followed in sixth place at 22:15.92 and Yasmine Abbes rounded out the scoring in eighth at 22:19.10. Caitlin Wilkins (22.25.90) and Rebecca Bergnes (22:38.32) were included in FSU’s top seven, placing ninth and 10th respectively.
FSU won with a tally of 20 points ahead of Tennessee’s 39.
“It was an awesome day for the Noles in Boone,” FSU women’s distance coach Baylee Mires said. “Our women showed up full of run and got it done against Tennessee. Today was a great step as we prepare for bigger meets and quality competition.”
The men took to the 6-mile course, as Fearghal Curtin won his second race in the Garnet and Gold, crossing the line with a time of 29:09.40. Zach Leachman followed just behind in third place (29:12.48).
The Seminoles packed up and finished in fifth through 10th to secure the win with 22 points over the No. 29 Vols’ 39.
Jacob Holmes finished fifth (29:17.27), followed by Cooper Schroeder in sixth (29:21.80) and Zach Cloud closed out the scoring in seventh at 29:24.97. Paul Stafford (29:28.57) and Gabe Curtis (29:55.68) were among the top seven.
“The dual meet was a ton of fun today,” FSU head coach Bob Braman said. “We ran some fast times against a quality team.”
The Seminoles will next race in the Joe Piane Invitational, which will be held at Notre Dame on Sept. 30.
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