Jamestown High alumnus Andrew Colley, an N.C. State senior, won the Atlantic Coast Conference championship Friday.
He finished 8 kilometers in Kernersville, N.C., in 23 minutes, 37.9 seconds, beating runner-up Thomas Curtin of Virginia Tech by nearly 25 seconds. Syracuse won the team title with 64 points, while North Carolina was second at 84.
“After finishing third last year, this feels great,” Colley told theacc.com. “I can't even describe the feeling. It's even better because I did it in front of my family -- my mom, dad, sister and grandparents were here to see it.
“It was a nice race for me because I was able wait to make my move, and then, I was able to extend my lead,” he said. “It was really windy this morning, so I knew I wanted to take as little wind as I could. I stayed in the pack for the first 3.5 to 4K. Right around 4K, I was able to make my move and lock it down from there. It was nice to soak it in for the last bit as a senior.”
Notre Dame finished third with 105 points. Virginia followed in fourth with 108 points, while defending ACC champion Virginia Tech placed fifth with 120 points.
In the women's 6K race, also at Beeson Park in Kernersville, Florida State won with 52 points, while U.Va. was second with 65. Virginia Tech was eighth at 188.
Duke's Juliet Bottorff took the individual title at 20:05.9. U.Va.'s Barbara Strehler, a fellow senior, was fourth in 20:20.8.
Christopher Newport received two first-place votes and is ranked third in the d3hoops.com preseason Top 25 poll. It matches the highest national ranking in program history.
The 2010-11 squad finished third in the final poll following a Final Four appearance. Last season, the Captains were 29-3 and advanced to the Elite Eight.
Men’s basketball exhibitions:
Former Bethel High star Aaron Bacote had 23 points and Richard Ross had 12 points and 12 rebounds as Old Dominion scored an 81-50 home win against Division II Elizabeth City State in the Monarchs’ first appearance under Coach Jeff Jones.
Keenan Palmore added 15 points and freshman Jordan Baker – a Hampton High graduate – had nine for the Monarchs. ...
James Michael McAdoo had 19 points as North Carolina beat UNC Pembroke 82-63 in Chapel Hill.
No. 23 North Carolina (7-3-5, 4-1-5 ACC) upended No. 11 Virginia 1-0 before 2,990 fans in Charlottesville, ending U.Va.'s 11-match unbeaten streak.
Tyler Engel scored on a rebound in the 11th minute. The Cavaliers fell to 8-4-4, 3-3-4.
William and Mary (10-17, 5-5) took a big step forward in its quest to reach the six-team CAA tournament, winning a 15-9 fifth set to outlast Northeastern (14-9, 6-3).
Mallory Brickerd had 18 kills and Dessi Koleva 16 for the Tribe, which won 21-25, 21-25, 25-23, 25-17, 15-9. Koleva made 24 digs and Celine Alasomuka 17, while Gabrielle Pe had 27 assists and 12 digs, ...
Howard (19-8, 7-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) rallied past Norfolk State 19-25, 22-25, 25-22, 25-20, 15-11 to spoil Senior Night at Echols Hall. Stephanie Shultis sparked the Bison with 46 assists, 10 digs and five kills.
The Spartans fell to 9-16, 5-5 despite Goda Jankauskaite's 17 kills and Jessica Johnson's 10 kills and 12 digs. Darcy Moore had 50 assists.
Katy Fuhrman scored on a rebound after Kelsey Smither’s charge to the goal in the 48th minute for the Lady Monarchs, who outshot Rutgers 23-3.
Lindsay Bennett scored a hat trick as Northeastern won 3-2 at W&M, dropping the Tribe to 7-10, 2-3 CAA.
The Huskies (7-11, 3-2) quickly went ahead 2-0, but W&M pulled even on goals by Jesse Ebner and Taylor Gladey by the 21st minute. Bennett's winning goal, off a rebound, came in the 57th minute.
Ice hockey (club):
Christopher Newport incurred only its second loss of the season, squandering a one-goal lead in the final period and falling 3-2 to the College of Charleston at the Charlotte Shootout.