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    Hokies Sweep Virginia Tech Invitational
    Both men's and women's teams take first place
    September 8, 2007

    BLACKSBURG, Va. - The Hokie cross country program produced a pair of first-place finishes in the Virginia Tech Invitational on Saturday morning at Tech Cross Country Course. Each team took the team title by eight points over the runners-up. The men's team's top five totaled 45 points while the women's team total was 27.

    Tech runners Rider Clauss (19:00), Eddie Judge (19:01) and Matt Saunders (19:01) took spots six through eight in the individual standings on the 5.8 k course. Chris Padilla finished in 19:24 and Alex Nissen ran the course in 20:34 to round out the scoring for the Hokies on the men's side. Josh Edmonds of Liberty University was the top individual finisher, in 18:32 for meet honors.

    Samantha Ference finished fourth in the women's individual race, with a 4k time of 14:46. Ference was followed by Asia Washington, who finished seventh in 15:16 with freshman Lindsey King (15:19) in ninth place and Amber Sholl (15:53) in 13th, and Samantha DeAlto rounding out the Hokies's scoring. Megan Fuson ran the course in 16:59. An unattached competitor, Kati Albright, took first place in the race with a time of 14:27.

    The Hokies are off next week and next compete at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 21 at the Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational in Newton, N.C.

    VT Invitational - 9/8/2007
    Viginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
    Rankings
    Event 1 Men 5850 Meter Run CC

    Rankings
    Rank Team Total 1 2 3 4 5 *6 *7 *8 *9
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    1 Virginia Tech 45 4 5 6 11 19 Total Time: 1:37:00.00 Average: 19:24.00
    2 Concord University 53 3 9 10 15 16 18 24 Total Time: 1:38:02.00 Average: 19:36.40
    3 East Tennessee State 57 2 7 13 14 21 23 Total Time: 1:39:00.00 Average: 19:48.00
    4 Libery University 58 1 8 12 17 20 22 Total Time: 1:38:40.00 Average: 19:44.00

    Event 1 Men 5850 Meter Run CC
    Name,School, Time, Points
    1 Edmonds, Josh, Libery University 18:32.00 1
    2 Crane, Jeff, ETSU 18:42.00 2
    3 Atkiss, David, VT Alumni 18:45.00
    4 Reed, Cory, Unattached 18:49.00
    5 Kent, Ryan, Concord University 18:51.00 3
    6 Clauss, Rider, Virginia Tech 19:00.00 4
    7 Judge, Eddie, Virginia Tech 19:01.00 5
    8 Saunders, Matt Virginia Tech 19:01.00 6
    9 Vick, Jason The Cutters 19:04.00
    10 Ladd, Jordan ETSU 19:05.00 7
    11 Wilkinson, Kalib Libery University 19:08.00 8
    12 Horner, Randy Concord University 19:11.00 9
    13 Mcdaniel, Lance 3 Concord University 19:15.00 10
    14 Witt, Ryan 1 Unattached 19:19.00
    15 Padilla, Chris Virginia Tech 19:24.00 11
    16 Rola, Szymon 1 Unattached 19:27.00
    17 Walizer, Chris 1 Unattached 19:35.00
    18 Hopely, Mark 1 Unattached 19:37.00
    19 Lee, Keiran 1 Unattached 19:40.00
    20 Whitlock, Jordan 1 Libery University 19:41.00 12
    21 Deren, Michael 3 ETSU 19:49.00 13
    22 McLaughlin, Nick 1 Unattached 19:51.00
    23 Guglielmo, Kyle 4 Unattached 19:52.00
    24 Miller, Jeff 1 Unattached 19:55.00
    25 McHugh, Aiden 1 Unattached 20:02.00
    26 Penny, J. 2 ETSU 20:08.00 14
    27 Hume, John 1 Unattached 20:10.00
    28 Hryvniak, David 5 Unattached 20:18.00
    29 Smutko, Michael 4 Concord University 20:22.00 15
    30 Coon, Adam 5 Concord University 20:23.00 16
    31 Davidson, Kyle 1 Libery University 20:26.00 17
    32 Shultz, Jose 3 Concord University 20:27.00 18
    33 Nissen, Alex 1 Virginia Tech 20:34.00 19
    34 Earehart, Andrew 1 Unattached 20:45.00
    35 Barlow, Christian 5 VT Alumni 20:49.00
    36 Barlow, John 1 The Cutters 20:53.00
    37 Brucker, Mark 1 Libery University 20:53.00 20
    38 Jaynes, Joshua 1 ETSU 21:16.00 21
    39 Westin, Griffin 1 Libery University 21:29.00 22
    40 Gonzalez, Manuel 1 ETSU 22:16.00 23
    41 Mitchell, Jesse 1 Unattached 22:16.00
    42 Quinn, Joe 1 Unattached 22:19.00
    43 Epley, Pat 1 The Cutters 22:42.00
    44 Webb, Eric 1 The Cutters 22:44.00
    45 Squires, Jeremy 1 Concord University 22:52.00 24
    46 Crowder, Josh 2 Concord University 23:03.00
    47 Harrison, Trevor 1 Concord University 23:06.00
    48 Markley, Brian 5 VT Alumni 23:17.00
    49 Meadows, John 1 Concord University 23:27.00
    50 Hochstein, Gary 2 Concord University 23:35.00

    VT Invitational - 9/8/2007
    Viginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
    Rankings

    Team Scores
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    Rank Team Total 1 2 3 4 5 *6 *7 *8 *9
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    1 Virginia Tech 27 2 4 6 7 8 11 Total Time: 1:17:12.00 Average: 15:26.40
    2 Libery University 35 1 3 9 10 12 15 Total Time: 1:19:50.00 Average: 15:58.00
    3 Concord University 65 5 13 14 16 17 Total Time: 1:37:01.00 Average: 19:24.20

    Event 2 Women 3940 Meter Run CC
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    Name Year School Finals Points
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    1 Albright, Kati 1 Unattached 14:27.00
    2 Ricksecker, Rebekah 2 Libery University 14:28.00 1
    3 Bushman, Dacia 1 Unattached 14:31.00
    4 Ference, Sam 4 Virginia Tech 14:46.00 2
    5 Jenn, Dietz VT Alumni 15:08.00
    6 Castor, Rod'Esther 1 Libery University 15:08.00 3
    7 Washington, Asia 1 Virginia Tech 15:16.00 4
    8 Blankenship, Amanda 3 Concord University 15:17.00 5
    9 King, Lindsey 1 Virginia Tech 15:19.00 6
    10 Trapeni, Jessica 1 Unattached 15:27.00
    11 Bragg, Erin 1 Unattached 15:27.00
    12 Merrick, Jackie 1 Unattached 15:37.00
    13 Sholl, Amber 2 Virginia Tech 15:53.00 7
    14 DeAlto, Samantha 2 Virginia Tech 15:58.00 8
    15 Martens, Melissa 1 Unattached 16:10.00
    16 Watson, Jamie 2 Libery University 16:16.00 9
    17 Lu, Sarah 4 Unattached 16:26.00
    18 Teer, Ashley 2 Libery University 16:32.00 10
    19 Fuson, Megan 1 Virginia Tech 16:59.00 11
    20 Miglis, Nicole 1 Libery University 17:26.00 12
    21 Everson, Katie 1 Unattached 17:27.00
    22 Osterman, Katrina 2 Concord University 17:27.00 13
    23 Heist, Leah 1 Unattached 17:28.00
    24 Slivka, Rebecca 5 Unattached 18:06.00
    25 Potter, Kerry 3 Unattached 18:11.00
    26 Tilson, Emily 3 Concord University 18:48.00 14
    27 Yond, Richlyn 1 Libery University 19:06.00 15
    28 Gill, Brittany 1 Concord University 22:17.00 16
    29 Edwards, Brittany 1 Concord University 23:12.00 17


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