Florida State Men's Cross Country - 1966 Year In Review

Florida State Men's Cross Country - 1966 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Mike Long, Head Coach
Jack Ibach, Assistant Coach

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1966 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Tom Rickards, 5-10, 135, Fort Myers

Joe Rooney, 5-10, 179, Fort Lauderdale

Bob Thomas, 5-10, 140, Sparrows Point, MD

Kenny Watkinson, 5-7, 130, Mascoutah, IL

Marc Williamson, 5-11, 140, Raleigh, NC


1966 Roster - By Name

L
T                                       PY
R Name                  Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* Sid Merchant          5-10  150  Jr   *    Melbourne
* Tom Rickards          5-10  135  So        Fort Myers (Fort Myers)
* Joe Rooney            5-10  179  So        Fort Lauderdale
  Bill Smith            5-9   140  Sr        Pittsburgh, PA
* Bob Thomas            5-10  140  So        Sparrows Point, MD (Sparrows Point)
* Charley Vickers       5-11  160  Jr        Orlando
* Kenny Watkinson       5-7   130  So        Mascoutah, IL
* Marc Williamson       5-11  140  So        Raleigh, NC

1966 Schedule and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
10/01
Ref
A
SOUTH FLORIDA W 18-38
10/07
Ref
H
FLORIDA L 39-21
10/15
Ref
A
GEORGIA TECH W 21-34
10/22
Ref
N
CALLOWAY GARDENS INVITATIONAL
Pine Mountain, Ga
4th Place
10/28
Ref
A
AUBURN L 29-26
11/04
Ref
N
NCAA REGIONAL
Pine Mountain, Ga
 
11/12
Ref
H
MIAMI W 25-32
11/19
Ref
H
SOUTH FLORIDA W 21-34
11/26
Ref
N
FLORIDA COLLEGIATE CHAMP
Miami, Fl
3rd Place
EOY Stats Ref

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS    4- 2     2- 1     2- 1     0- 0


1966 EOY Stats

Team Overall Name Races Top 7 Top 10 Wins =============================================== Marc Williamson 10 10 8 3 Bob Thomas 10 10 8 2 Sid Merchant 9 9 8 0 Tom Rickards 9 9 6 0 Kenny Watkinson 9 9 6 0 Charley Vickers 5 5 0 0 Joe Rooney 3 3 1 0

SOUTH FLORIDA 38, FLORIDA STATE 18
10/01/1966, TAMPA, FL

MEN 4-Mile RACE
Place  Name                       Points   Time
=====  =========================  ======  ========
   1   Marc Williamson                1   23:10.4 
   1   Marc Williamson                1   23:10.4 
   2   Bob Thomas                     2   23:19   
   2   Bob Thomas                     2   23:14   
   3   Sid Merchant                   3   23:34   
   3   Sid Merchant                   3   23:34   
   5   Tom Rickards                   5   24:17   
   5   Tom Rickards                   5           
   7   Kenny Watkinson                7   24:32   
   7   Kenny Watkinson                7           
  12   Charley Vickers               11   27:37   
  13   Joe Rooney                    12   29:52   

FLORIDA STATE 39, FLORIDA 21
10/07/1966, TALLAHASSEE, FL

MEN 4.3 Miles RACE
Place  Name                       Points   Time
=====  =========================  ======  ========
   2   Marc Williamson                2   22:23   
   5   Bob Thomas                     5   23:22   
   9   Sid Merchant                   9   23:48   
  11   Tom Rickards                  11   24:12   
  13   Kenny Watkinson               12   24:32   
  15   Charley Vickers               13   26:25   

GEORGIA TECH 34, FLORIDA STATE 21
10/15/1966, ATLANTA, GA

MEN 4.4 Miles RACE
Place  Name                       Points   Time
=====  =========================  ======  ========
   1   Marc Williamson                1   22:47   
   2   Bob Thomas                     2   22:57   
   3   Sid Merchant                   3   23:24   
   6   Tom Rickards                   6   23:57   
   9   Kenny Watkinson                9   24:30   
  13   Charley Vickers               13   25:48   

CALLOWAY GARDENS INVITATIONAL, 4th place
10/22/1966, Pine Mountain, Ga

4th out of 20 teams

MEN 4-Mile RACE
Place  Name                       Points   Time
=====  =========================  ======  ========
   6   Marc Williamson                5   20:02   
  12   Bob Thomas                    11   20:43   
  20   Sid Merchant                  18   21:13   
  26   Tom Rickards                  23   21:40   
  44   Kenny Watkinson               36   22:27   
  77   Charley Vickers               64   24:57   

FLORIDA STATE 29, AUBURN 26
10/28/1966, AUBURN, AL

MEN 3.5 Miles RACE
Place  Name                       Points   Time
=====  =========================  ======  ========
   2   Marc Williamson                2   17:44   
   4   Bob Thomas                     4   18:27   
   5   Sid Merchant                   5   18:32   
   8   Tom Rickards                   8   18:51   
  10   Kenny Watkinson               10   19:23   
  15   Charley Vickers               13   21:10   

NCAA REGIONAL
11/04/1966, Pine Mountain, Ga

MEN 5-Mile RACE
Place  Name                       Points   Time
=====  =========================  ======  ========
  11   Marc Williamson               11   26:16   
  18   Bob Thomas                    18   26:44   

MIAMI 32, FLORIDA STATE 25
11/12/1966, TALLAHASSEE, FL

MEN 4.94 Miles RACE
Place  Name                       Points   Time
=====  =========================  ======  ========
   1   Bob Thomas                     1   25:21   
   2   Marc Williamson                2   25:22   
   5   Sid Merchant                   5   26:15   
   8   Tom Rickards                   8   27:08   
   9   Joe Rooney                     9   28:21   
  10   Kenny Watkinson               10   28:38   

SOUTH FLORIDA 34, FLORIDA STATE 21
11/19/1966, TALLAHASSEE, FL

MEN 4.94 Miles RACE
Place  Name                       Points   Time
=====  =========================  ======  ========
   1   Bob Thomas                     1   25:25   
   2   Sid Merchant                   2   25:35   
   3   Marc Williamson                3   26:03   
   5   Tom Rickards                   5   26:39   
  10   Kenny Watkinson               10   29:13   
  11   Joe Rooney                    11   30:02   

FLORIDA COLLEGIATE CHAMP, 3rd place
11/26/1966, Miami, Fl

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Florida           35                                                                                                                                                                                    
Miami             40                                                                                                                                                                                    
Florida State     59                                                                                                                                                                                    
South Florida     84                                                                                                                                                                                    
MEN 5-Mile RACE
Place  Name                       Points   Time
=====  =========================  ======  ========
   6   Sid Merchant                   6   28:28   
   9   Bob Thomas                     9   29:00   
  12   Marc Williamson               12   29:33   
  14   Tom Rickards                  14   29:56   
  18   Kenny Watkinson               18   30:33