DURHAM – Duke cross country turns its attention to the postseason, beginning with the ACC Cross Country Championships this weekend. The Blue Devils hit the course for the men’s 8K and women’s 6K on Friday, Oct. 27 at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee, Fla.
- The ACC Championships get going at 8:40 am with the men’s 8K race, with the women’s 6K slated for a 9:30 a.m. start.
- ACC Network will provide live coverage of the meet starting at 8:30 a.m., ET.
- Live results are available via FlashResults at the link here.
WHAT TO KNOW
- The men’s lineup is comprised of Ryan Banko, Rory Cavan, Zubeir Dagane, Carter Dillon, Owen Drometer, Austin Gabay, Michael Keehan, Jared Kreis, Sam Rivera and Beck Wittstadt.
- On the women’s side, the Blue Devils will be represented by Emily Cole, Anna Corcoran, Julia Fenerty, Karly Forker, Lindsay Hausman, Ella Johns, Amina Maatoug, Thais Rolly, Charlotte Tomkinson and Kelli Wilson.
- The Duke women check in at No. 30 in the USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Coaches Poll
A LOOK BACK AT THE 2022 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Maatoug turned in a fourth-place finish to headline a solid morning of racing for Duke cross country at the 2022 ACC Cross Country Championships Friday at the Panorama Farms course.
- Maatoug positioned herself among the front of the women’s field from the jump and never looked back as she raced to a top-five finish via a blistering 6K time of 19:41.8, earning All-ACC honors in the process.
- The fourth-place finish by Maatoug was the highest by a Blue Devil runner since 2020, while Frias was the first Duke woman to take home Freshman of the Year honors since 2017.
- Overall, the Blue Devils competed well among a men’s and women’s field that featured a combined 12 teams ranked in the USTFCCCA Coaches Poll. Both squads finished seventh in the team standings, with the 29th-ranked Duke men totaling 181 points in the 8K race while the women’s squad finished the 6K with 195 points.
- Ashlyn Ramos (20:40.3), Katie Hamilton (21:07.6) and Forker (21:09.1) rounded out the top-five finishers for the Blue Devils women, as the trio placed 44th, 60th and 61st, respectively.
- The Duke men…