GREENSBORO, N.C. - North Carolina's Isaac Presson and Duke's Juliet Bottorff have been named ACC Cross Country Performers of the Week following their competition this past weekend.
Presson, a senior from Asheville, N.C., led the Tar Heels to a second-place finish behind host and 25th-ranked NC State at the Adidas XC Challenge Friday in Cary, N.C. Presson finished the 5k course in 14:46, a full 15 seconds ahead of the other college competitors.
Bottorff, the USTFCCCA National Performer of the Week, led Duke to a first-place finish at the Adidas XC Challenge Friday in Cary, N.C. Bottorff posted a new course record on the 5,000-meter WakeMed Soccer Campus cross country course with a time of 16:28. A graduate student from Newark, Del., Bottorff earned the victory after not relinquishing the lead from the start of the race as the Blue Devils defeated ACC and Southeast regionally ranked opponents No. 3 NC State and No. 4 UNC in the process.
The Tar Heels will race next at the Virginia Panorama Farms Invitational on Saturday. The men's race begins at 10:30 a.m.