Tech earns pair of first-place finishes at Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational
    Both squads total 15 points for meet titles
    September 21, 2007

    Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational Men's Results
    Women's Results
     
    NEWTON, N.C. - Both Virginia Tech cross country teams took first place at the Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational in Newton, N.C., on Friday. The women's and men's teams totaled 15 points apiece in the Division I section, ahead of Appalachian State's 50 points in the women's race and 49 in the men's.

    Tech runners took the top three individual spots in the 5k women's race, led by junior Tasmin Fanning's first-place time of 18:51. Fanning has not only turned in the Hokies' highest finish in two of the first two meets this fall, but has also topped the individual standings in a meet twice this season. Senior Natalie Sherbak followed in second place with an 18:58 effort, while Kelly Clark finished third in 19:09.

    Senior Billy Berlin became the third different Hokie to lead the men's team this season. Berlin finished second overall in the individual standings of the 8k men's race with a time of 26:46.74. The Hokies took the next three spots, with Paul LaPenna finishing in 26:51.18 for third place while Devin Cornwall (26:51.41) and Zach Thomas (26:55.94).

    The Hokies' next competition is in Williamsburg, Va., at the William & Mary Invitational on Sept. 29. The meet is set to start at 10 a.m.

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