The NC State men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the ACC Championships in Blacksburg, Virginia on Friday morning.
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.
It is a very busy week here at NC State for Pack sports teams. There are numerous home games as well as a few events just down the road from campus.
In its opening race of the season, NC State men’s cross country finished second out of 10 teams with a total of 58 points at the adidas XC Challenge at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. The race, since it is considered preseason, was a 6K rather than the typical 8K that NC State will run in throughout the season.
The NC State women’s cross country team placed 12 of the top 13 runners at the adidas XC Challenge, hosted by NC State, at the WakeMed Soccer Park XC Course.
This Friday, the NC State men’s and women’s cross country teams will start off their season by hosting the 2019 Adidas XC Challenge at WakeMed Soccer Park starting at 6 p.m.
It’s another slow week for NC State home games, but you can still catch your Wolfpack football and cross country teams in action this weekend.