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WXC Takes Second at ACC Championship

Senior Jillian King

Senior Jillian King

Oct. 29, 2011

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Clemson, S.C. -Behind six personal record times, the No. 24 Boston College women's cross country team took second place at the ACC Championship on Saturday morning at Musser Farms. The Eagles totaled 79 points, their lowest ever team score at the conference meet, on five top 20 finishes.

Senior Jillian King turned in her fastest time of the season, 20:37.0, to lead BC with a seventh place finish. The performance earned the Scotia, N.Y., native the third All-ACC honor of her career.

Freshman Liv Westphal scored second the Eagles. The rookie from Limoges, France claimed 15th place in a personal best of 20:48.1 in her first conference meet.

The final three scorers for Boston College, graduate Hope Krause, junior Bridget Dahlberg and junior Elizabeth O'Brien, were group in 18th, 19th and 20th place respectively. Krause submitted her fastest time of the season, 20:56.0, for the second top 20 showing in her second ACC tilt. Dahlberg came broke 21 minutes over six kilometers for the first time in her career with a PR clip of 20:58.9. O'Brien completed the Eagles performance with the swiftest time of her career, 21:00.0.

Junior Allison Stasiuk came in 43rd, one second shy of her PR, 21.39.9. Freshman Brittany Winslow (21:57.5), junior Moira Kenny (22:26.6) and sophomore Morgan Mueller (23:07.7) also delivered personal records in the Palmetto State.

The Eagles' best team score entering the conference tilt had been 100 points in the 2010 championship that saw BC take fourth. Boston College had made a second place showing in 2008, collecting 106 points.

Of the five nationally ranked teams at the meet, Boston College fell only to No. 1 Florida State. The Eagles defeated No. 17 Virginia, No. 21 NC State and No. 22 North Carolina.

BC will compete next in the Northeast Regional in Buffalo, N.Y., on Saturday, October 12 at 11:45 a.m.

The men's recap is available here.

Overall Champion: Kendra Schaaf, North Carolina, 19:45.3

Team Totals (Scoring)
1. Florida State - 20 (2,3,4,5,6)
2. Boston College - 79 (7,15,18,19,20)
3. Virginia - 113 (14,17,21,23,38)
3. NC State - 113 (8,12,16,36,41)
5. North Carolina - 118 (1,25,27,30,35)
6. Clemson - 159 (24,31,32,33,39)
7. Duke - 161 (11,22,28,46,54)
8. Virginia Tech - 180 (26,34,37,40,43)
9. Maryland - 258 (13,45,59,70,71)
10. Georgia Tech - 328 (58,63,65,68,74)
11. Miami - 369 (60,67,79,81,82)

BC Results
7. Jillian King, Sr. - 20:37.0^
15. Liv Westphal, Fr. - 20:48.1*
18. Hope Krause, Gr. - 20:56.0^
19. Bridget Dahlberg, Jr. - 20:58.9*
20. Elizabeth O'Brien, Jr. - 21:00.0*
43. Allison Stasiuk, Jr. - 21:39.9^
53. Brittany Winslow, Fr. - 21:57.5*
66. Moira Kenny, Jr. - 22:26.6*
81. Morgan Mueller, So. - 23:07.7*
*Personal Record
^Season Best

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