The Wolfpacker

September 2018

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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SEPTEMBER 2018 ■ 71 ships are redshirt junior Ben Barrett, red- shirt sophomore Joe Bistritz, senior Philip Hall, senior Elijah Moskowitz, sophomore Ian Shanklin and fifth-year senior Patrick Sheehan. Hall, Bistritz and Barrett were NC State's top three finishers at the ACC Champion- ships, where the Pack finished third over- all out of 15 teams. All three were All- ACC after finishing 14th, 15th and 16th, respectively. Shanklin was the fastest for NC State at the NCAA Southeast Regional and was named All-Region after he placed 19th. He also was second on the team at the NCAA Championships, finishing 75th. Geiger is also hoping to get contribu- tions from other returning runners. Red- shirt junior Tanis Baldwin will look for more consistency after a season in which at times he was one of NC State's top runners, including at the season-opening adidas XC Challenge in Cary and the prestigious Nut- tycombe Wisconsin Invitational in Madi- son, Wis. However, he did not finish at the ACC Championships, and did not compete at the NCAA Southeast Regional or the NCAA Championships. Another candidate to move into the lineup is redshirt sophomore Tim Bason, who took first place in the open race at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational in South Bend, Ind., and is a 2017 gold medalist at the USA Track & Field Junior Champion- ships in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. This past spring in track, redshirt soph- omore Gavin Gaynor qualified for the NCAA East Regional in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and was third in the event at the prestigious Penn Relays. Geiger has seen in the past that steeplechase success can be a good indicator of cross country potential. Fifth-year senior Alec Thomas, who scored for NC State in the ACC Champi- onships, and redshirt sophomore Edwin Les Merritt CPA-CFP NCSU Graduate Certified Public Accountant Certified Financial Planner Your CPA! (919) 269-8553 1014 N. Arendell Avenue Zebulon, NC 27597 You worked your way through NCSU, one of America's great universities. Why then, would you take your professional or personal taxes to someone who graduated from Taxmart U? TEAM MARY EDNA WILLIAMS Helping Wolfpackers Move For Over 30 Years Mary Edna Williams Class of 1978 • Broker 919-880-0071 Each office independently owned and operated Noting The Pack • During the offseason, NC State announced that it had extended the contract of longtime coach Rol- lie Geiger for two years through 2020. "I appreciate the support of Dr. [Debbie] Yow and the entire athletic department," Geiger said in a prepared statement. "I'm looking forward to continuing the success of both the track and field and cross country programs." • Five members of the cross country team were named to the 2017 All-ACC Men's Cross Coun - try Academic Team — redshirt junior Ben Barrett, senior Elijah Moskowitz, recent graduate Aubrey Myjer, sophomore Ian Shanklin and fifth-year se- nior Alec Thomas. Student-athletes must have a grade point aver- age of at least 3.0 during the previous semester and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to be considered.

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