It’s the final day of 2019, and Technician sports finishes out the top 19 NC State sports moments of the year with 1-7 on New Year’s Eve. The finale includes huge postseason finishes from NC State wrestling, swimming and diving, and women’s cross country, long winning streaks from Pack baseball and women’s basketball, and a pair of men’s basketball buzzer-beaters. 

Saturday afternoon, the NC State Wolfpack faced off against North Carolina Tar Heels in a prime time matchup between in-state rivals. But the game wasn’t filled with flags for unfair penalties, nor were there any harmful tackles, flamboyant touchdown dances, or aggressive play. Actually, there might’ve been a few nice dance moves thrown on the field. 

The NC State men’s and women’s cross country teams are headed to Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend to run in the NCAA Southeast Regional with hopes to get automatic qualification to the NCAA Championships.

For cross country runner Elly Henes, running has always been in her blood. Her mother, and coach, Laurie Henes was a finalist at the 1996 U.S. Olympic Trials for track and field and her father was an All-American in track and field and cross country for the Wolfpack.