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FSU Men Finish Fifth at ACC Cross Country Championships, Women Ninth

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The 2017 ACC Cross Country Championships took place in Louisville on Friday and although Florida State was unable to win either a men’s or a women’s title, there were some strong individual performances.

The top individual performance came on the women’s side as junior Militsa Mircheva finished sixth overall at 20 minutes and eight seconds — 16 seconds off the lead. Syracuse senior Paige Stoner was the ACC champion on the women’s side.

As a team, FSU finished ninth behind champion N.C. State, Louisville, Virginia Tech, Syracuse, Wake Forest, Notre Dame, Duke and Virginia. Other top-50 finishers for FSU included Jodie Judd at 26th and 43rd-place Emily Edwards.

As a team, the FSU men fared a little better, finishing in fifth place behind ACC champion Syracuse, Virginia Tech, N.C. State and Virginia. The individual winner on the men’s side also came from Syracuse in Justyn Knight.

The top finisher for the Seminoles was senior David Barney, who came in 21st place. Five FSU runners finished in the top 50. The other four are seniors Stanley Linton (26th) and Michael Hall (29th), redshirt junior Istvan Szogi (31st) and senior Michael Callegari (45th).

Up next for the FSU cross country team is the NCAA South Region Championships. Those take place on Nov. 10.

Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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