Wildschutt, Ryan, Lead Noles in Sweep of Covered Bridge Open
BOONE, NC The (RV / 18) Florida State Cross-Country Teams kicked off the season by hosting the Covered Bridge Open, hosted by Appalachian State University on the Don Kennedy Trails in Boone, NC
The women’s team started the day by beating the 5k with a total of 26 points and the men followed by beating the 8k with 36 points. It was the fourth straight run for the Noles.
“I was very happy with both teams,” said FSU head coach Bob Braman. “We have a really tired squad from training, but everyone puts on their competition hats at race time. We are exactly where we need to be at this time of year. “
The Seminoles were contested by two individual champions. The women’s team was led by Senior Redshirt Lauren Ryan, who won the 5km in her first cross-country race since the 2019 NCAA Championships with a time of 17: 05.35.
Ryan finished second in the 2019 Covered Bridge Open, which was her FSU debut after two seasons at Villanova.
Adriaan Wildschutt brought home his second career victory as Seminole and dominated the race with a time of 24: 48.53 and ended almost 20 seconds ahead of the next competitor.
“Adriaan and Lauren dominated their races today,” said Braman. “But I was particularly pleased how well our backpacks went today. They worked well together. “
Senior Redshirt Amanda Beach followed Ryan in fourth in her first race in the Garnet and Gold after spending four seasons at Duke with a time of 17: 19.64.
Caitlin Wilkey crossed the finish line in sixth (17: 32.36), followed by Rebecca Bergnes in ninth (17: 42.57) and Maudie Skying in 10th (17: 44.62) to round off the top 5 of the FSU.
Erin Phelps (17: 54.78) was 15th and Riley Bahr was 16th (17: 55.33).
After game rubble, Ahmed Muhumed was fifth over the 8km with a time of 25: 22.13. Paul Stafford (25: 38.14), Jacob Holmes (25: 38.15) and Silas Griffith (25: 38.28) crossed the finish line almost together in eighth, ninth and tenth placeNS Place.
Gabriel Curtis (26: 00.09) was 19th and Sam Field (26: 31.55) was 40.
The Seminoles will host the FSU Open early in the morning on September 17th in the Apalachee Regional Park.
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ACC Expected order of completion
Greensboro, NC The target order predicted by the ACC cross-country trainers was published by the league on Friday.
The FSU women’s team is expected to finish third, while the men take eighth place.
The women finished third behind NC State and Georgia Tech in the 2020 ACC Championships, while the men finished ninth.
Expected order of completion:
- Notre-Dame (12) – 221
- Wake Forest (1) – 197
- NC state (1) – 186
- Syracuse (1) – 171
- Virginia – 168
- North Carolina – 143
- Duke – 141
- State of Florida – 137
- Virginia Tech – 104
- Pitt – 90
- Georgia Tech – 74
- Louisville – 61
- Clemson – 51
- Boston College – 38
- Miami – 18
- NC state (14) – 223
- North Carolina – 189
- State of Florida – 185
- Notre Dame – 174
- Georgia Tech – 168
- Duke – 146
- Virginia (1) – 144
- Syracuse – 130
- Wake Forest – 101
- Boston College – 98
- Virginia Tech – 76
- Louisville – 61
- Pitt- 43
- Clemson – 42nd
- Miami – 20
11. Georgia Tech