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Sykes and Fields Shine at ACCs

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Alison Johnson and Molly Rickles record career-best times at the 2019 ACC Cross Country Championships on a flooded course, where the weather played a factor as temperatures dropped to below 40. 
 
Freshman Dillon Fields recorded a strong first performance in his first ACC Championships on Friday, finishing first for the men’s team with his time of 26:40.8. The young runner posted one of the best times for a true freshman and coach Cody Halsey sees nothing but promise in the future. Next for the Canes was junior Dylan Sykes, who finished with his time of 26:46.4 and 12 places better than last season’s championships.
 
Freshman Andrew Madden finished with a time of 27:20.9, while senior Matthew Wiefels posted a time of 27:55.6 and finished two places before last season. Justin Rittenhouse and Samuel Fleischman rounded out the men’s performers finishing with times of 28:29.2 and 28:53.1, respectively. 
 
On the women’s side, junior leader Emma Langlois was the first to cross the finish line for the Canes, posting a season-best time of 23:33.1 in the women’s 6K and Miami’s best time at the event in two years. Sophomore Lauren Schiffenhaus and Olivia Raymond finished right after one another with their times of 25:20.3 and 25:24.0. 
 
Alison Johnson continues to post personal-best times this season, finishing with a time of 26:14.3, shedding more than two minutes off her previous best time. Molly Rickles was the final Cane to finish today’s race with her time of 28:51.5, registering Miami’s second personal-best time of the event. 
 
Both Miami’s men’s and women’s programs finished 15th at ACCs. NC State women took the title for the fourth straight season, while Syracuse men claimed the crown for the sixth time in seven years. 
 
A complete list of the women’s results can be found here, while the men’s results can be found here