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Atlantic Coast Conference Announces Cross Country Performers of the Week


GREENSBORO, N.C. ( – The Atlantic Coast Conference today recognized the following student-athletes as ACC Cross Country Performers of the Week for September 23.
ACC Men’s Performer of the Week – Paul Stafford, Florida State, Jr., Lake Wells, Fla.
Stafford won his first individual collegiate race on Friday, helping the Seminoles claim the team title at the Mountain Dew Invite in Gainesville, Florida. Stafford clocked a winning 8K time of 24:44.85 as FSU finished with 19 points ahead of Georgia Tech (53), host Florida (63) and Miami (110).  The Seminoles’ team total was their lowest since the 2016 FSU Invite.
ACC Women’s Performer of the Week – Nicole Fegans, Georgia Tech, Sr., Douglasville, Ga.
Fegans led the Yellow Jacket women to a first-place team finish at the Mountain Dew Invite, placing first with a 6K time of 20:50. Fegans placed seven seconds ahead of second-place finisher Rebecca Clark of Florida State. Georgia Tech finished with 25 team points, five ahead of second-place FSU.
ACC Men’s Freshman of the Week – Josh Methner, Notre Dame, Fr., Mt. Prospect, Ill.
Methner impressed in his Notre Dame debut, finishing the five-mile course at the Irish Classic in 24:12.9 to finish sixth overall and help the Irish place first in the dual meet versus Louisville. Methner was one of six Notre Dame runners to finish under 24:15.0 in the race.
ACC Women’s Freshman of the Week – Erin Strzelecki, Notre Dame,  Fr., Fort Wayne, Ind.
Strzelecki got her collegiate career off to a strong start at the season-opening Irish Classic. The freshman placed fifth overall with a time of 17:13.2 in the 5K, helping Notre Dame record the team win over Louisville.

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