ND's Rohrer races to another ACC crown

Staff reports
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ATLANTA — Anna Rohrer won her second Atlantic Coast Conference championship of the weekend Sunday, taking the 5,000 meter race at Georgia Tech’s George C. Griffin Track.

On hand to present Anna with the gold medal on the podium was her mom, Katie.

"Anna is running with a lot of confidence right now, and that carried her to the success she experienced this week," Irish associate head coach Matt Sparks said of the Mishawaka High School graduate.

Notre Dame’s women finished seventh overall with 53 points and the men’s team came in 12th with 23 points. The women scored in every mid-distance and distance event of the weekend.

Rohrer, who took the 10,000 on Friday, ran a 16:00.95 Sunday for a comfortable win over second place Ellie Abrahamson of Wake Forest (16:07.63).

Danielle Aragon earned All-ACC first team honors in the 1,500m, placing second with a time of 4:16.31. Aragon was followed by junior Jessica Harris (4:17.82), who finished fourth and received All-ACC second team notice.

Harris (2:05.04) tacked on five additional points with a fourth-place finish in the 800m.

Notre Dame senior Nathan Richartz won his second career pole vault conference championship Saturday night with a vault of 5.27m (17-3.5). The championship was the second ACC title of his career.