Men Place Eighth, Women Ninth at ACCs
Oct. 29, 2011
CLEMSON, S.C. - - Junior Julie Fricke finished 13th to lead the women's team to a ninth-place finish at the ACC Championships held at the Musser Farms Course.
By placing in the top-14, Fricke earned All-ACC status. It marks the first time since 1995 the Terps placed a runner in the top-14 (Kerrie Bowes) and Fricke is the eighth Terrapin all-time to be honored.
In the men's competition, freshman Kikanae Punyua posted a time of 24:23 for 32nd in only his second collegiate race. The men finished eighth with 232 points.
The women finished one place better than 2010 and dropped their score (258) by 53 points from last season. Fricke finished the 6K course in 20:46, which beat her best time of the season by 24 seconds.
NC State won the men's title with 51 points. Florida State captured the women's championship with 20 points.
Maryland competes in two weeks in the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships at UMES.