UNC’s Presson, Duke’s Bottorff honored

From News ReleasesSeptember 24, 2013 

— North Carolina’s Isaac Presson and Duke’s Juliet Bottorff were named ACC Cross Country Performers of the Week after their weekend events.

Presson, a senior from Asheville, led the Tar Heels to a second-place finish behind host and 25th-ranked N.C. State at the Adidas XC Challenge on Friday in Cary. Presson finished the 5K course in 14 minutes, 46 seconds, a full 15 seconds ahead of the other college competitors.

Bottorff, the USTFCCCA National Performer of the Week, led Duke to a first-place finish in the meet.

Bottorff posted a course record with a time of 16:28. A graduate student from Newark, Del., Bottorff earned the victory after not relinquishing the lead from the start of the race.


Campbell: Craig Hornberger of Campbell finished as runner-up in his first collegiate tournament following Tuesday’s final round of the Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational in Erie, Colo.

A freshman from Lancaster, Pa., Hornberger was one of only three golfers in red numbers in the 84-man event at Colorado National Golf Club. He shot 73-72-70–215 and tied with Blake Snyder of Washington State (76-69-70) five strokes behind medalist Preston Stanley of Houston Baptist (71-70-69–210).

Host Colorado (299-290-293–882) and Washington State (308-288-286) tied for the team championship at 18-over-par 882, one stroke better than Oregon State (306-289-288–883). Campbell moved up five spots to finish eighth (315-297-291–903) in the 16-team event.


Shaw: Chris Ellerbe was named CIAA Defensive Back of the Week in recognition of his performance in Shaw's 41-20 loss to UNC Pembroke.

Ellerbe, a defensive back from Marven, and a transfer from Pembroke, had 11 tackles – all of them solo shots – and he also intercepted a pass and broke up two others.


Campbell: Marvelle Harris was named to the preseason Big South all-conference fourth team by CollegeSportsMadness.com.

A senior forward from Macon, Ga., Harris already ranks fifth on the school career blocked shots list (112) and eighth in rebounds (558). He is tied for fourth with 196 career offensive boards.

As a junior in 2012-13, the 6-foot-6 Harris stood 10th among league rebounding leaders (6.4) and eighth in blocked shots (1.09). He averaged 8.2 points and shot 52 percent from the field. Harris scored in double digits 12 times with five double-figure rebounding games. He scored a career-high 21 points (9-of-11 from the field) against Robert Morris.

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