Wolfpack sweeps regionals
The N.C. State men’s and women’s cross country teams swept the NCAA Southeast Regional Championship on Friday for the first time since 2007. The No. 2 nationally ranked women’s team claimed the top nod with a dominant win, beating second-place Louisville by a 110-point margin. The No. 27 men’s team outscored No. 16 Virginia for the win by 15 points.
Nine Wolfpack runners earned All-Southeast Region honors, as five women and four men placed in the top 25 of their respective races. Erika Kemp, Ryen Frazier, Rachel Koon, Alyssa Rudawksy and Elly Henes received the honor, marking Kemp’s third, Koon’s second and Frazier’s second top-25 finish at Regionals. On the men’s side Sam Parsons, Aubrey Myjer, Sebastian Hanson and Patrick Sheehan were top-25 finishers. Parsons has now has four All-Regional finishes.
The top-place finishes secure the women’s and men’s teams a spot in the NCAA Championships next Saturday.
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Duke: The Blue Devils competed in the NCAA Southeast Regional Championship. The women, led by a top-30 finish from sophomore Gabrielle Richichi, placed 17th, while the men placed 15th.
UNC: The Tar Heels closed the cross country season at the NCAA Southeast Regional on Friday. The men, led by a 21st-place finish by Mark Derrick, took 12th, while the women, powered by a Morgan Ilse’s 36th place finish, finished 14th.
Elon: The Phoenix women, who were led by an All-Region performance by senior Kimberly Johansen, finished 11th at the NCCA Southeast Regionals, while the men finished 27th overall.
Shaw: The No. 25 Bears came up short with a 74-72 loss to the University of Pitt-Johnstown in the Conference Challenge and season opener Friday afternoon. The team will close out the Conference Challenge on Saturday against Shepherd at 3 p.m.
UNC: Paris Kea scored 22 points in her team debut to lead the Tar Heels to an 84-54 victory over Alabama State in Friday’s season opener inside Carmichael Arena. North Carolina is back in action Thursday hosting Alabama A&M at 6 p.m.
Duke: Blue Devils head coach Joanne P. McCallie, along with recruiting coordinators Hernando Planells and Rene Haynes, announced Thursday the signing of Jayda Adams, Mikayla Boykin, Madison Treece and Jade Williams to national letters of intent to attend Duke in fall 2017.
N.C. State: The team officially opens the 2016-17 season Saturday evening at home against Wofford. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. from Kay Yow Court inside Reynolds Coliseum. The game will be aired live on ACC Network Extra. It will be the first women’s game in Reynolds Coliseum since it was shut in March 2015 for renovations.
N.C. Central: The team hits the floor for the first time in the 2016-17 season at Marshall University at noon Saturday. The Wolfpack plays Ohio State University on Monday at 9 p.m.
Duke: After receiving a No. 3 overall seed in the 2016 NCAA Tournament, the 14th-ranked Blue Devils will open postseason action Saturday at 1 p.m. against the UNC-Charlotte 49ers at Koskinen Stadium in Durham. It will be aired live on the ACC Network Extra.
N.C. State: In its first NCAA Championship appearance in 20 years, the Wolfpack will open the national tournament at No. 8 Minnesota Saturday at 8 p.m. at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium in St. Paul, Minn.
Duke: Leading into the Blue Devils’ last two regular season games, at Pittsburgh and at Miami, the Duke Football Radio Show will have a time change for Nov. 15 and 22. On those dates, the show will air 6-7 p.m. from the Vista Restaurant at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club.
Campbell: The Camels will head to Morehead State for their final road trip of the season. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. Saturday at Jayne Stadium.
Duke: With one tournament under their belt, the Blue Devils will begin their dual schedule at the Mountaineer Duals hosted by Appalachian State on Saturday. The team will wrestle against No. 15 Oregon State and Belmont Abbey.
N.C. State: The ninth-ranked Wolfpack will head to Ohio this weekend for a Great America Rifle Conference match against No. 12 Memphis. The contest will be at the Hugh W. Wylie Range at Ohio State University and begin at 9 a.m.
Duke: The top-seeded Blue Devils will host to first- and second-round action in the NCAA tournament at Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium on Saturday and Sunday. The Blue Devils face No. 19 American in Saturday’s first round and host a neutral site matchup between No. 9 Louisville and No. 8 Delaware, with the winners of the two contests meeting in the second round Sunday at 2 p.m.
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