Men's, women's cross country both place in top 10

spxcmulherncourtesyvirginiaathletics

Sophomore Emily Mulhern's 21st place finish earned her All-ACC Honors at the ACC Championships Friday. 

The Virginia men’s and women’s cross country teams raced to second and 10th place, respectively, at the ACC Championships Friday.

The No. 12 Virginia men’s team took second place with a score of 72 points. This is the Cavaliers’ best finish since their second-place finish in 2012. Defending ACC and NCAA champion No. 6 Syracuse took this year’s ACC Championship title again, finishing with 29 points.

Four Cavalier runners finished in the top 13, garnering each of them All-ACC honors. Sophomore Brent Demarest led Virginia with an 8K time of 23:23.6 for seventh place. A Cavalier pack of runners followed closely behind — freshman Lachlan Cook, senior Zach Herriott and junior Chase Weaverling took 11th, 12th and 13th, respectively. Freshman Matthew Novak was the final scoring runner for the Cavaliers with a 29th-place finish.

Cook, with his 11th-place finish, won ACC Freshman of the Year.

The Virginia women’s team finished 10th overall with a score of 220 points. No. 3 NC State took the ACC Championship title with 53 points, followed by No. 19 Notre Dame (74) and Virginia Tech (153).

Sophomore Emily Mulhern paced the Cavaliers, crossing the 6K finish line with a time of 20:42.2 for 21st place. Mulhern earned All-ACC honors.

The rest of Virginia’s scoring five was made up of graduate student Sarah Astin in 31st, graduate student Beth Hawling in 41st, freshman Emma Call in 62nd and junior Megan Rebholz in 75th.

Next, the Cavaliers will host the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships at Panorama Farms in Earlysville on Nov. 11.

related stories