On Thursday morning, the ACC released a statement announcing that the start of all fall olympic sports competitions would be delayed until at least September 1.
The NC State women’s cross country team has shone in recent years. With four straight ACC titles and a fifth-place finish in the NCAA championship this past season, there is no doubt this team is good. But this year, this team is about to be scarily good.
On Tuesday afternoon, the ACC officially canceled the remainder of winter and spring sports activities, both competition and practice, for the 2019-20 school year in a press release, with hopes to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
On Thursday afternoon, the ACC “suspended all athletic related activities including competition, formal and organized practice, recruiting and participation in NCAA championships until further notice. The decision was made following consultation with the league’s presidents and athletic directors to mitigate the further spread of COVID-19.”
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.
This morning Indiana State held the NCAA Division I men’s and women’s cross country championship. The women’s team earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship, while the men earned a selection on November 16 in the selection show.
The NC State cross country teams will compete in the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships (women’s 6K, men’s 10K) Saturday in Terre Haute, Indiana.
NC State cross country competed at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships at Panorama Farms in Charlottesville, Virginia on Friday morning. The women won the event for the fourth year in a row and the men finished third despite being ranked ninth in the region.