North Carolina State's Bob Henes won the men's five-mile race at the Atlantic Coast Conference cross country championships in Atlanta yesterday, but Clemson upset two top-20 squads to win the team title.
In the women's division, at 5,000 meters, North Carolina State won its seventh ACC cross country title, despite the individual victory of Virginia's Patty Matava.
Henes took the men's individual title with a Piedmont Park course-record time of 24:45.7, followed by North Carolina's Eric Hichman at 24:51.4 and Clemson's Yehezkel Halifa at 24:51.9.
Clemson, with four runners in the first 10, won the men's team competition with 38 points, followed by 18th-ranked N.C. State at 55, North Carolina at 65 and Maryland at 99. Twentieth-ranked Wake Forest was fifth with 111, followed by Georgia Tech, 165, and Duke, 231. Virginia did not field a complete men's team.
Matava covered the women's course in 16:45.3, ahead of Suzie Tuffey of N.C. State, 16:54.2, and Janet Smith of N.C. State, 16:54.8.
N.C. State, with five runners in the front 10, scored 28 points, ahead of Wake Forest, 45; Clemson, 97; Virginia, 122; Georgia Tech, 124; Maryland, 160; Duke, 165, and North Carolina, 169.
William and Mary (14-2-2, 6-1, ranked 16th) hit three goals in the first 12 minutes of the second half to win, 3-0, at James Madison (9-7-2, 2-3-2), clinching the Colonial Athletic Association title and automatic bid to the NCAA tournament, which begins Nov. 14. Now George Mason (5-1-1 in the CAA) and American (4-1-1) can only hope for an at-large bid . . . American lost, 2-0, to the host school in the first round of the Florida International Classic in Miami. American (9-6-2) will play Tampa today and FIU will play Akron . . . Mark Wiggins, Kevin Jauch and Matt Suess scored goals as Navy (9-8-1) dominated host West Chester, 3-0 . . . Seton Hall (12-3-3, 4-0) prevailed, 4-1, at Georgetown (7-10, 2-2) to clinch the Big East's southern division . . . Bryan Watson scored on a deflection at 22:45 as Catholic (7-9-1) won, 1-0, at Salisbury State . . .Montgomery- Rockville, at home, repulsed Dundalk, 3-0, to end 8-8-2 heading into the Region XX NJCAA tournament next week.
Kim Turner had three goals as second-ranked Maryland defeated seventh-ranked Virginia, 5-2, in an ACC tournament semifinal in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Joe Greenawalt shot 70-67 -- 137, leading Maryland to victory in the 15-team Old Dominion Seascape tournament in Nags Head, N.C. The Terrapins totaled 570 to 580 for runner-up Richmond.