Part two of Technician’s series counting down the top 18 moments for NC State in 2018 features big wins for wrestling and men’s soccer, a banner day for football at the NFL draft and a strong season for cross country.

Led by junior Elly Henes’ second straight All-American finish, the NC State cross country teams both finished in the top 15 of the NCAA Championships at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Course in Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday.

Two weeks after winning its third straight ACC title, the NC State women’s cross country team qualified for the NCAA Championships by winning its third straight NCAA Regional title in Fort Mill, South Carolina Friday.

For the third consecutive year, the NC State women’s cross country team took home the ACC Championships, holding off Notre Dame to win by just one team point Friday morning at Franklin Park in Boston, Massachusetts.

The NC State men’s and women’s cross country teams had a busy weekend, as they concluded competition at the ECU Pirate Invitational and competed in the Wisconsin Pre-Nationals. 

NC State Cross Country was set to start its season this weekend at the Adidas XC Challenge at Wakemed Soccer Park on Friday. Unfortunately, due to incoming Hurricane Florence the event was canceled.

2017 was a big year for NC State sports. It saw multiple coaching changes, some outstanding years from top players and multiple conference and national championships. Over the next three days, we’ll be counting down the top 17 Wolfpack moments in 2017 heading into the new year. Let’s get started with numbers 17-11.

For the third-straight season, the NC State women’s cross country team finished in the top-10 at the NCAA Championships, placing in eighth at the national meet in Louisville, Kentucky. The Wolfpack men garnered their highest finish since 2011, coming in 17th.