Notre Dame and Syracuse have found their kick when it counts. Coming down the home stretch of the ACC cross country season the Irish and Orange stride their way into the Top 30.
The Irish men’s cross country team debuted for the first time in six years in the poll. Last week Notre Dame was unranked. Virginia moves up 5 places into a familiar spot in the top 15. Meanwhile, conference leader Syracuse slips a few notches but remains in the top 10.
The Syracuse women jumped out of the unranked into the top 25 this week while Notre Dame and Georgia Tech each move up 4 places. Florida State slips 4 and holds on to a spot in the USTFCCCA Top 30.
NC State holds onto their conference leading spot in the top 15 of the poll.
The ACC Cross Country Performers of the Week include Syracuse’s Aidan Tooker, Virginia Tech’s Peter Seufer and Louisville’s Dorcas Wasike.
The ACC Cross Country Freshmen of the Week are Louisville’s Emmanuel Cheboson and Virginia’s Abbey Green.
|RANK||TEAM (MEN)||RANK||TEAM (WOMEN)|
|#15||Notre Dame||#22||Georgia Tech|
|#RV 37||NC State||#25||Syracuse|
Post Season Competition
This year’s ACC Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships will be held in Franklin Park and hosted by Boston College.
NCAA Regional competition will follow on November 9.
This years’ NCAA Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championship will be in Madison, Wisconsin. The University of Wisconsin-Madison will host the championship for the first time since 1978. The challenging Thomas Zimmer Championship Course will welcome runners on November 17.
Runners used to competing in warmer weather may be in for a surprise. Overnight temperatures are already dipping into the 30’s in mid-October which isn’t unusual for the area. Where it goes from there by mid-November is an altogether different story.