Wolfpack women take fourth in NCAA cross country
The N.C. State women’s cross country team finished in fourth place at the NCAA Championships at the LaVern Gibson Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Ind., on Saturday. The Wolfpack’s finish tops last year’s fifth-place finish, and marks the Wolfpack’s second highest NCAA finish in history behind the 2001 runner-up finish.
Individually, senior Erika Kemp led the Wolfpack women with a 17th-place finish, completing the 6K race in 20:10.6. Rachel Koon finished close behind in 25th place with a time of 20:15.0. Both runners received All-American honors for finishing in the top 40.
As for the men’s team, the Wolfpack finished in 22nd place with a score of 543, improving from its 28th-place finish last year. Sam Parsons led the Pack with a 51st-place finish in 30:33.9.
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N.C. State: For the first time in the current NCAA championship format, the Wolfpack has advanced from the opening round of 64 to the Round of 16. The Pack previously advanced to the third round two other times when the tournament only featured 12 teams in 1988 and 1989. The Pack will play host Santa Clara at 4 p.m. Sunday with the opportunity to clinch its spot in the NCAA Elite 8.
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N.C. State: The Wolfpack made a dominant effort on Saturday to earn wins for the men’s and women’s teams on Saturday at the GAC Invitational inside the Greensboro Aquatic Center.
Duke: The Blue Devil’s men’s and women’s teams collected third-place finishes on the final day of action at the GAC Invitational Saturday. The women totaled 1,561.5 points to finish behind only host N.C. State (1,938) and North Carolina (1,845.5) while the men recorded 1,361 points to come in behind only the Wolfpack (2,133) and Notre Dame (1,593).
Campbell: Summer Price registered her first 20-point effort of the season, but Campbell suffered a 66-53 setback to VCU in non-conference women’s basketball action from Gore Arena on Saturday. Campbell will be back in action on Tuesday when it wraps up its quick two-game homestand against in-state foe N.C. Central. Tipoff from Gore Arena is set for 7 p.m.
N.C. State: Beginning a season 3-0 for the sixth straight time, N.C. State picked up a one-sided 91-47 win over College of Charleston Saturday on Kay Yow Court inside Reynolds Coliseum. N.C. State closes its four-game homestand Monday against Maryland Eastern Shore. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.
Shaw: The Bears will participate in the CIAA championship for the second straight year after a 3-1 victory over Virginia State in the semifinal round on Saturday night. The Bears will take on Fayetteville State at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Virginia State for the CIAA title.
Campbell: Tiwian Kendley scored 28 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Morgan State to an 82-66 win over the Camels Saturday at Hill Field House. The Camels cut the Bears lead to as little as eight points in the second half – the last with 16:16 to play on Marcus Burk’s pull-up jumper that trimmed the gap to 41-33 – but could draw no closer.
Elon: The high-powered offense of fifth-ranked James Madison proved to be too much for the Phoenix as the team fell 63-14 in the season finale on Saturday. Elon finishes the season with a 2-9 overall record and a 1-7 mark in the CAA.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack got its first chance to wrestle in front of the home crowd this season, and the team did not disappoint in picking up two dual wins on Saturday. Overall, the Pack won 16 of its 20 matches on the day, with 11 bonus point wins.
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