Vlasic wins women's 5K, Runco wins men's 8K
The Pitt cross country teams had their best finishes at NCAA Regionals in seven years.
Caroline DeFrank was the overall winner of the women's Coaches' Race.
Panthers women ranked 11th in the region and the men 13th heading into the meet.
Pitt men place 13th while the women finish 14th at their second ACC Championship event.
Adams' Career Results
2015: Opened her junior season placing ninth at the University of Buffalo Stampede with a time of 18:10 ... Placed in her first 6k race of the season, the Roy Griak Invitational, with a final time of 24:47.7.
2014: Placed second overall, and was the first Pitt female, at the UB Stampede Invite in 18:13.3 ... Ran the 6K in 21:50 and placed 16th at the Harry Groves Invite ... Finished the 5K Notre Dame Invite with a time of 17:28.8, a personal record, placing her in 23rd place ... Took 106th in the ACC Championships 6K with a time of 22:27.0 ... Placed 162nd at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals 6K with a time of 24:15.0 ... Finished 35th with a time of 18:48.0 at the ECAC Championships 5K.
2013: Placed 18th in the 5K in 19:29.2 at the Duquesne Duals ... Ran the 6K in 22:12 and placed 14th at the Spike Shoe Invite ... Placed 78th in the 5K in 19:06.1 at the Notre Dame Invite ... Ran the 6K in 23:05.0 and placed 133rd at Pre-Nationals ... Placed 109th for the 6K in 23:02.9 at the ACC Championships.
HIGH SCHOOL: First Freedom student to qualify for states for four years ... Placed sixth at WPIAL and 10th at states as a senior ... Broke the 5K school record and 800, 1,600, 3,000 and 3,200 records ... Placed third in the 1,600 and fourth in the 3,200 at PIAA states ... Finished 25th at cross country states her junior season ... As a sophomore ran the school record in the 800 ... Qualified for track states and placed second in the 3,200 and fifth in the relay ... Placed 12th at WPIAL for cross country her freshman year ... Qualified for track states and placed second at WPIAL in the 4x8 relay ... Student of the month each year ... Two-time academic all-star...Two-time most valuable bulldog ... Graduated with high honors.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Bonnie and Daniel Adams ... Has four siblings: Ashley, Brock, Trevor and Katrina ... Intends to study speech-language pathology and audiology.
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