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Virginia women win the ACC Cross Country title

The title is the first conference crown for the Hoos since 1982.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The #7 Virginia women's cross country team won the ACC Cross Country Championships Friday morning to claim the program's first conference title since 1982. The team rallied past the #8 ranked NC State squad on the back half of the 6 kilometer course to secure the win. Four Virginia runners finished in the Top 20 in the event to gain All-ACC status. Junior Cleo Boyd who finished the event fourth overall, lead the Cavaliers. Joining Boyd on the All-ACC squad was freshman Emily Mulhern, and graduate students Iona Lake and Sarah Astin. The 1982 women's cross country team went on to win the NCAA title. Virginia won the event by virtue of their overall depth, as the Hoos were the first team to have 5 runners cross the finish line. Sophomore Megan Rebholz's 22nd place finish sealed the victory for the Hoos, as she finished three places ahead of NC State's fifth finisher.

The Virginia men's cross country team placed third in their event. Sophomore Chase Weaverling placed 7th overall, while junior Henry Wynne placed 10th. Both Weaverling and Wynee earned all-ACC honors with their results.