Women’s cross country ranked No. 2 nationally
After being crowned ACC Champions last Friday, the N.C. State women’s cross country team has moved up to No. 2 nationally, according to USTFCCCA’s Coaches’ Poll. This marks the team’s highest ranking since 2006, when it tied that position. Throughout the course of the season, the women have consistently earned a spot in the poll’s top five.
Last season the women finished fifth at the NCAA Championship meet, and debuted with the same rank to start the 2016 season. The team held the No. 5 spot through the first three weeks, until jumping to the No. 3 rank, following breakout results at the Notre Dame Invitational.
The women are less than two weeks away from the NCAA Southeast Regional meet on Nov. 11, where they will look to qualify for the NCAA Championships. The Wolfpack currently leads the regional rankings.
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Raleigh Sports Club: Gary Gilmore, Head Baseball Coach, Coastal Carolina University will be the special guest speaker. After leading Coastal Carolina to its first-ever trip to the 2016 College World Series, Chanticleer head coach Gary Gilmore was named National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association National Coach of the Year.
Meetings are held in Bradley Hall in Highland UMC, 1901 Ridge Road at the intersection of Lake Boone Trail, just inside the Raleigh Beltline. Doors open at 10:50 a.m. Buffet lines open at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting is from noon until 1 p.m. Fee to attend is $15 for members, $25 for guests. Checks and cash accepted.
ECU: Senior wide receiver Zay Jones has been named one of 12 finalists for the 2016 William V. Campbell Trophy presented by Fidelity Investments, the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame announced Tuesday. The trophy recognizes an individual as the best football scholar-athlete in the nation.
Duke: Redshirt senior safety DeVon Edwards has been named one of 12 recipients of the 2016 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Award.
St. Augustine’s/Shaw: Saint Augustine’s and Shaw announced Tuesday the highly-anticipated, annual game between the Falcons and the Bears has a new name: the Raleigh Classic. The Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance will present the victors with a trophy, which will be awarded to the winning team each year.
ECU: Senior forward Lana Spitler earned 2016 All-American Athletic Conference Second Team honors and freshman defender Jayda Hylton-Pelaia was named to the league’s all-rookie team, according to an announcement Tuesday afternoon.
UNC: Following wins over No. 8/5 Florida State and No. 7/9 Virginia, the Tar Heels swept the final weekly awards of the season as freshman forward Madison Schultz took this week’s Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Week award and senior defender Hanna Gardner was named the Defensive Player of the Week.
Duke: Riding wins by Ana Belac, Virginia Elena Carta and Leona Maguire, the third-seeded team downed second-seeded UCLA, 3-2, Tuesday to advance to the East Lake Cup Championship for the second straight year at the 6,249-yard, par 72 East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. Next, the Blue Devils will face fourth-seeded Washington.
ECU: Junior Tim Conover has been named American Athletic Conference Golfer-of-the-Month for October, the league office announced Tuesday.
Mt. Olive: No. 30 Trojans placed 10th out of 18 teams at the McDonough Cup in Orlando, Fla. on Tuesday.
Elon: Senior Jared Mactas and freshman William Harwood earned top-10 individual finishes as the Phoenix wrapped up its fall season with a third-place finish at the Hummingbird Intercollegiate on Tuesday, at the Country Club of Sapphire Valley.
Campbell: Ray Kraivixien tied for 15th on the individual leader board as the Camels finished eighth in the team standings after Tuesday’s final round of the East Bay Deli Classic at Kiawah.
Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons concluded play Tuesday at the Cypress Point Classic, a team-match event at the prestigious Cypress Point Golf Course. Wake Forest ended their fall schedule by winning four of the six matches to post a 14-10 victory over Cal in the singles play.
Wake Forest: The team will host a free clinic and fan fest Wednesday at LJVM Coliseum. The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System has early release Wednesday, providing a perfect chance for local youths to get a sneak peek at the 2016-17 team, which will host Navy to open its new season Nov. 11 at 4 p.m.
UNC: The Tar Heels will host an exhibition game with Carson-Newman on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Carmichael Arena. The Tar Heels will host Elizabeth City State on Monday at 6 p.m.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack begins the 2016 postseason Wednesday at No. 17/7 Virginia for the first round of the ACC Championship. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Klockner Stadium with action to be broadcast live on ACC Network Extra.
Duke: The Blue Devils will look to keep their season going Wednesday night in the opening round of the ACC Championship at Notre Dame. The Blue Devils are looking for their first win in Notre Dame, Ind., going 0-4 in previous meetings, including a 1-0 loss in the ACC Tournament in 2013.
Campbell: After posting season best times in the 500 and 1000 free, Geena Squartino has been named the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association’s Swimmer of the Week. The honor is the first career CCSA Swimmer of the Week award for Squartino, and second for a Camel this season after Michelle Case took home accolades on Oct. 18.
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Duke: Junior back Sarah Furey received ACC Defensive Player of the Week accolades Tuesday after guiding the top-ranked Blue Devils to its fifth shutout of the season. It marked the second straight week Duke claimed the conference’s defensive player of the week award.
St. Aug’s: The Fayetteville State University topped the Falcons 3-0 (25-21, 25-11, 25-13) on Monday at Emery Gymnasium. The Lady Falcons fall to 8-12 overall, 6-8 in the conference, and 3-5 in the Southern.
Elon: The Phoenix (17-12) started the month on a strong note with a 3-0 (25-20, 25-13, 25-17) win over N.C. Central University Tuesday in Alumni Gym. Elon’s Sydney Busa tallied her ninth double-double of the season after a four-set career-high 19 kills (6.3/set) off 32 assists and only five errors to hit .438 and 10 digs.
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