Florida State Men's Cross Country - 2009 Year In Review

Florida State Men's Cross Country - 2009 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Bob Braman, Head Coach
Shawn Allen, Graduate Assistant
Kevin Cook, Graduate Assistant
Harry Norton, Graduate Assistant
Kevin Sullivan, Volunteer Assistant

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2009 Men's & Women's Cross Country


2009 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Austin Albury, Naples

Jared Bell, Inglewood, CA

Darrin Gibson, Tampa

John Grellner, Tampa

Ciaran O'Lionaird, Cork, Ireland

Christopher Rego, Melbourne

Wes Rickman, Peyton, CO


2009 Roster - By Name

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T                            PY
R Name                  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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  Austin Albury         Fr        Naples (Barron Collier)
* Jared Bell            Sr-R      Inglewood, CA (Harvard Westlake School/Yale)
  Tyler Braman          Fr-R      Tallahassee (Chiles)
* Jacob Brooks          So        Fort Myers (Fort Myers)
  Brian Chibudu         Jr        Harare, Zimbabwe (Saint John's)
* Nathan Duby           Fr-R      Winter Springs (Winter Springs)
* Mike Fout             So   *    LaPorte, IN (LaPorte)
  Darrin Gibson         Fr        Tampa (Robinson)
  John Grellner         Fr        Tampa (Wharton)
* Justin Harbor         Jr-R **   Bunnell (Flager-Palm Coast/Oregon)
  David Huckaby         So-R      Fort Mill, SC (Fort Mill)
* Matt Leeder           Jr   **   Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Thousand Island Secondary)
* Nicholas Maedel       Jr        Orange Park (Ridgeview/West Florida)
  Pablo Navarette       So        Santiago, Chile (SS. CC. Manquehue)
* Ciaran O'Lionaird     Jr-R      Cork, Ireland (De La Salle/Michigan)
* Tyler Price           So-R *    Tallahassee (Wakulla)
  Christopher Rego      Fr        Melbourne (Satellite)
* Wes Rickman           Fr        Peyton, CO (Falcon)
* Daniel Roberts        Sr   **   Vicksburg, MI (Crested Butte Academy/Cedarville)
  Daniel Silva          So-R      Miami (Belen Jesuit Prep)

2009 Schedule and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
09/04
Ref
N
COVERED BRIDGE OPEN
Boone, NC
1st Place
09/18
Ref
N
VT ALUMNI INVITATIONAL
Blacksburg, Va
2nd Place
10/02
Ref
N
NOTRE DAME INVITATIONAL
South Bend, In
6th Place
10/10
Ref
H
FSU INVITE 4th Place
10/17
Ref
N
PRE-NATIONAL MEET
Terre Haute, In
8th Place
10/31
Ref
N
ACC
Raleigh, NC
3rd Place
11/14
Ref
N
NCAA SOUTH REGIONAL
Tuscaloosa, Al
2nd Place
11/23
Ref
N
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
Terre Haute, In
30th Place
                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
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FSU RECORD IS    0- 0     0- 0     0- 0     0- 0


2009 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1  NORTH CAROLINA STATE   56
 2  VIRGINIA               71
 3  FLORIDA STATE          72
 4  DUKE                   74
 5  VIRGINIA TECH         122
 6  NORTH CAROLINA        138
 7  MARYLAND              219
 8  GEORGIA TECH          239
 9  WAKE FOREST           281
10  BOSTON COLLEGE        287
11  CLEMSON               293
12  MIAMI                 395

2009 EOY Stats

Team Overall Name Races Top 7 Top 10 Wins =============================================== Daniel Roberts 7 7 4 0 Ciaran O'Lionaird 7 7 3 0 Matt Leeder 6 6 3 0 Wes Rickman 6 6 1 0 Jared Bell 5 5 1 0 Nicholas Maedel 5 5 0 0 Tyler Price 5 5 0 0 Jacob Brooks 4 4 1 0 Mike Fout 4 4 0 0 Justin Harbor 3 3 0 0 Nathan Duby 3 2 0 0 David Huckaby 2 1 0 0 Daniel Silva 2 1 0 0 Pablo Navarette 1 1 0 0

COVERED BRIDGE OPEN, 1st place
09/04/2009, Boone, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Florida State Cross Country Teams Take Covered Bridge By Storm.

The Seminoles start their season off by earning first place.

BOONE, NC - The Florida State cross country teams hit the ground running earlier today in its first meet of the season at the Covered Bridge Open where both the men and women dominated the meet with a first place trophy to prove it. The women posted 22 points while the men scored 32 points to capture the titles at the State Farm Fields.

Leading the women was senior Amanda Quick in her dominating first place run of 18:12.3 followed by Jennifer Dunn in second place with a time of 18:12.9. Junior Andrea Palen posted a time of 18:27.5 to take fifth place while senior Christina Woytalewicz and Kacey Gibson rounded off the top 10 in sixth (18:34.2) and eighth place (18:46.5), respectively.

"The girls ran really well," FSU women's head coach Karen Harvey said. "We got the individual win and also won the team race. Jennifer Dunn, Amanda Quick, Andrea Palin and Christina Woytalewicz really raced well. The girls held back in the first mile and then built to a fast last mile."

In his first meet wearing garnet and gold, Ciaran O'Lionaird stepped up to pace FSU as he was the first Seminole to finish in second place with a time of 19:45.1. Team captains Matt Leeder and Daniel Roberts quickly followed in fourth (19:56.4) and fifth place (19:56.7), respectively. Newcomer Jared Bell rounded off the top 10 with his eighth place finish in 20:03.

"We did really well overall," FSU men's head coach Bob Braman said. "I was pleased. We still had what we think will be our top three of our better men not run. We did a really good job of making up for them. Ciaran took second and Matt and Daniel took fourth and fifth. Jared Bell finished eighth overall and that is pretty good for a newcomer. He did a great job. We had a really good meet."

Both Florida State cross country teams will be back in action next Saturday, September 12, in their annual charity race, the Across the State Relay.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Team Scores                                                                                                                                                                                             
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Rank Team             Total  1  2  3  4  5 *6 *7                                                                                                                                                        
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1    Florida State       32  2  4  5  8 13 20 22                                                                                                                                                        
2    Queens              50  1  9 11 14 15 16 25                                                                                                                                                        
3    North Carolina      83  6 10 17 23 27 30                                                                                                                                                           
4    Appalachian         89  7 18 19 21 24 26 29                                                                                                                                                        
5    East Tennessee     109  3 12 28 32 34 39                                                                                                                                                           
6    Lenoir Rhyne       172 31 33 35 36 37 38 40                                                                                                                                                        
MEN 6.4K RACE
Place  Name                       Points   Time
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   2   Ciaran O'Lionaird              2   19:45.1 
   4   Matt Leeder                    4   19:56.4 
   5   Daniel Roberts                 5   19:56.7 
   8   Jared Bell                     8   20:03.0 
  13   Nicholas Maedel               13   20:29.0 
  20   Jacob Brooks                  20   20:45.8 
  22   Tyler Price                   22   20:53.8 
  35   Nathan Duby                  xxx   21:16.5 
  39   David Huckaby                xxx   21:21.2 
  58   Daniel Silva                 xxx   23:03.4 

VT ALUMNI INVITATIONAL, 2nd place
09/18/2009, Blacksburg, Va

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Women Take First Place At Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational.

The Seminole men earn second place.

BLASKBURG, VA - The Florida State cross country teams wrapped up another successful meet in the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational where the No. 3 nationally-ranked women dominated the 4.6K run by posting 26 points to take first place with the No. 23 men earning second place with a total of 50 points. Atlantic Coast Conference rival and host Virginia Tech nabbed the men's title while their women took third.

The women's squad crushed the opposition by placing seven Seminoles in the top 10. Leading FSU on the warpath was team co-captain Pilar McShine with her second place finish of 16:25.2 alongside newcomer Pasca Cheruiyot who quickly followed in third place with a time of 16:25.8. Freshman Jessica Parry showed her garnet and gold with an impressive sixth-place finish in 16:43.4, while Amanda Quick (16:44.2) and Jennifer Dunn (16:45.4) earned seventh and eighth place, respectively. Rounding off the top 10 would be freshman Andrea Palen in ninth place with a time of 16:48.7 and tenth place belonging to senior Christina Woytalewicz finishing in 17:00.9.

"Pilar and Pasca were just cruising," FSU women's head coach Karen Harvey said. "Pilar ran almost 30 seconds faster than she did the year before. She looked like she was in complete control. Pasca just ran with her, right on her shoulder. They really paced the team well.

"Then you have the next five runners who all ran well. Some of them improved by almost a minute. They really ran awesome. This was one of our hardest training weeks. We ran really hard going into this meet. There is a lot of depth on this team. This is the type of thing we need to see right now."

The Seminole men were able to improve their times from the 2008 meet while also continuing training with three top 10 finishes. Pacing the Seminoles was Daniel Roberts in fourth place with a time of 23:49.8 with freshmen Wes Rickman quickly following with a time of 24:04.3 to take sixth place. Rounding off the top 10 was newcomer Ciaran O'Lionard in eighth place with a time of 24:31.4.

"We did really well today," FSU men's head coach Bob Braman said. "Last year Luke Gunn won it in 24:09 and this year Daniel ran it under 24 minutes and Wes Rickman finished in 24:01 so we did well. We didn't run Jared Bell, Matt Leeder, Mike Fout or Justin Harbor. We are going to try to get these guys ready for Notre Dame. Our kids made good effort, but we are not quite ready to beat a team like Virginia Tech. Wes did a really nice job. He should be the top freshman in the ACC this year."

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
VIRGINIA TECH ALUMNI INVITATIONAL                                                                                                                                                                       
September 18, 2009                                                                                                                                                                                      
MEN 7.6k RACE RESULTS                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                                                        
1 Virginia Tech   29 -  2  4  6  8  9 10 12                                                                                                                                                             
2 Florida State   50 -  3  5  7 14 21 25 29                                                                                                                                                             
3 UNCC            92 - 13 15 18 22 24 32 33                                                                                                                                                             
4 Ohio Univ      117 - 17 19 26 27 28 30 31                                                                                                                                                             
5 Wake Forest    121 - 11 16 23 34 37 38 41                                                                                                                                                             
6 USC Upstate    131 -  1 20 35 36 39 44                                                                                                                                                                
7 Concord        221 - 40 42 45 46 48 50 51                                                                                                                                                             
8 Roanoke        244 - 43 47 49 52 53 54 55                                                                                                                                                             
MEN 7.6K RACE
Place  Name                       Points   Time
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   4   Daniel Roberts                 3   23:49.8 
   6   Wes Rickman                    5   24:04.3 
   8   Ciaran O'Lionaird              7   24:31.4 
  15   Nicholas Maedel               14   24:58.3 
  24   Tyler Price                   23   25:17.8 
  28   Jacob Brooks                  27   25:23.9 
  32   Nathan Duby                   31   25:26.9 

NOTRE DAME INVITATIONAL, 6th place
10/02/2009, South Bend, In

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

'Noles Grab Top 10 Finishes.

Rickman shines for the men.

SOUTH BEND, IN - The Florida State men's and women's cross country teams were in action at the Notre Dame Invitational Friday afternoon and both turned in top 10 finishes. The men finished as the top team in the southeast region with a sixth place finish, while the women finished in seventh place.

"We competed really well, especially for not being full strength yet," head coach Bob Braman said. "We picked up some wins against some good teams today."

Ciaran O'Lionard led the Seminole men with a 12th place finish in a time of 24:08, while teammate Daniel Roberts trailed the junior transfer by just five seconds as he claimed 16th overall with a mark of 24:13 in the 8K race.

The duo of Wes Rickman and Matt Leeder finished 33rd and 35th respectively with times of 24:24 and 24:28 to put four runners in the top 35 for the Seminoles. Closing out the scoring for the men was sophomore Nick Maedel who finished 91st overall in 25:13.

"Wes Rickman ran a great race for us and filled in nicely for our third spot," Braman added.

Also running for the FSU men were Jared Bell (146th/26:22) and Tyler Price (148th/26:23).

The women were led by Pilar McShine who clocked a 17:10 in the 5K race finished 19th overall. Freshman Jessica Parry finished second for the Seminoles with a time of 17:17 good for 25th overall in the first regional-scoring meet of her career.

Transfer Pasca Cheruiyot finished in 32nd place as she tackled the course in 17:22, finishing 12 seconds ahead of junior Amanda Quick who claimed 49th place.

Another Seminole freshman closed out the team scoring on Friday as Amanda Winslow finished in 54th place with a time of 17:37. Andi Palen and Jennifer Dunn finished back-to-back with identical times of 17:38 to put seven runners under 17:40.

The Seminoles will be back in action next weekend when they host their only home meet of the season on October 10 at the Apalachee Regional Park with events getting under way at 7:15 a.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
2009 NOTRE DAME CROSS COUNTRY INVITATIONAL                                                                                                                                                              
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8K                                                                                                                                                                                                      
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1. WASHINGTON                    9 13  28  29  34  (69) (79) = 113                                                                                                                                      
2. PROVIDENCE COLLEGE            4  7  22  37  49  (61)(153) = 119                                                                                                                                      
3. NEW MEXICO                    1 27  32  41  50 (102)(118) = 151                                                                                                                                      
3. BUTLER                        3 23  36  43  46 (107)      = 151                                                                                                                                      
5. ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY      2 15  40  44  57  (75)(143) = 158                                                                                                                                      
6. FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY     12 16  33  35  91 (146)(148) = 187                                                                                                                                      
7. TULSA                         5 19  42  47 119 (129)      = 232                                                                                                                                      
8. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY  8 11  55  76  86 (103)(120) = 236                                                                                                                                      
9. UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY        24 51  53  60  68  (96)(136) = 256                                                                                                                                      
10. PRINCETON UNIVERSITY         6 39  63  73  81  (99)(108) = 262                                                                                                                                      
11. UCLA                        17 20  64  80  88 (121)(150) = 269                                                                                                                                      
12. DAYTON                      10 25  62 105 124 (138)(151) = 326                                                                                                                                      
12. INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY    48 52  65  71  90 (114)(116) = 326                                                                                                                                      
14. GEORGIA                     56 58  83  84  92 (115)(130) = 373                                                                                                                                      
15. NORTH CAROLINA              18 26  59 133 142 (152)(154) = 378                                                                                                                                      
16. NOTRE DAME                  45 67  78  94 100 (110)(128) = 384                                                                                                                                      
17. FLORIDA                     38 77  87  89  95 (113)(122) = 386                                                                                                                                      
18. ILLINOIS STATE              30 31  82 137 141 (155)(156) = 421                                                                                                                                      
19. SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY    14 54 101 112 144 (145)(157) = 425                                                                                                                                      
20. CALIFORNIA RIVERSIDE        21 74 106 117 125 (127)(135) = 443                                                                                                                                      
21. PENN STATE UNIVERSITY       66 72 104 123 126 (131)(134) = 491                                                                                                                                      
22. FRESNO STATE                70 85  97 109 139 (149)(158) = 500                                                                                                                                      
23. ARIZONA                     93 98 111 132 140 (147)      = 574                                                                                                                                      
MEN 8K RACE
Place  Name                       Points   Time
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  12   Ciaran O'Lionaird             12   24:08   
  16   Daniel Roberts                16   24:13   
  33   Wes Rickman                   33   24:24   
  35   Matt Leeder                   35   24:28   
  91   Nicholas Maedel               91   25:13   
 157   Jared Bell                   146   26:22   
 159   Tyler Price                  148   26:23   

FSU INVITE, 4th place
10/10/2009, TALLAHASSEE, FL

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Shines On New Home Course At FSU Invitational.

The women posted a second place finish while the men placed fourth.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State cross country teams (Women-No. 11/ Men-No. 28) unveiled its new home course at the Apalachee Regional Park Saturday morning with the Seminoles lone home meet of the season, the FSU Invitational. FSU's women posted 50 points in the 5K to earn second place while the men placed fourth in the 8K with 84 points.

"Apart from the hot weather it has been absolutely perfect," FSU Men's Head Coach Bob Braman said. "I am very proud of the hard work the team has put in to making this course. With the county's help this is probably as good of a cross country course you can find in Florida. The course looks great and the crowd is good."

Stephen F. Austin swept the meet with the men and women taking home both trophies while in-state rival Florida finished in fourth place on the women's front and second in the men's race.

The women's 5K run was dominated by FSU's Jennifer Dunn who took home the title with an impressive run of 17:41.43 that beat out 68 other participants. Quickly following was senior Christina Woytalewicz in fifth place with a solid performance of 18:11.71 and Kacey Gibson rounding off the top 10 in seventh place with a time of 18:20.97. Christal Washington placed 13th with her finish time of 18:38.34 while Bree McArdle took 24th with a time of 19:08.39.

"Our first four runners did really well," Women's Head Coach Karen Harvey said. "I asked Jennifer to win the race and she did it. She timed her strong finish perfectly. Christal ran really smart today. Christina and Kacey ran solid. We put our b-team out there. This is a big year for Jennifer and I would have to say she is the most improved runner on the team. I am happy for her. We learned a lot today."

The men's collegiate race opened the early morning with over 40 participants from five other universities. Jacob Brooks paced the Seminoles and finished eighth with a time of 25:52.03 while Tyler Price finished in twelfth place with a time of 26:06.82. Other `Noles finishing in the top 30 was Nathan Duby in 25th with a time of 27:33.78 and David Huckaby finishing in 27th place as he crossed the finish line in 27:37.08. Closing out the race for the Garnet and Gold was Pablo Navarette in 38th place with a time of 28:13.42 and Daniel Silva finishing in 42nd place with a time of 28:52.43.

"The guys did ok," Coach Braman said. "Jacob Brooks ran really well because he is trying to get a spot for conference. Tyler Price did a good job. All the guys ran better than what they did at Notre Dame which is what I was looking for. Our first eight runners didn't compete because pre-national's is next week. This was a long run for Nathan, Pablo and Daniel, but they did a good job."

FSU will now focus on the pre-national meet next weekend in Terre Haute, Ind. on Saturday, October 17.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
FSU Cross Country Invitational 2009 - 10/10/2009                                                                                                                                                        
Apalachee Regional Park                                                                                                                                                                                 
Event 1  Men 8k Run CC College Mens Varsity                                                                                                                                                             
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Rank Team                      Total    1    2    3    4    5   *6   *7                                                                                                                                 
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   1 Stephen F. Austin            24    1    2    3    8   10   12   16                                                                                                                                 
   2 Florida "b"                  69    4    5   11   23   26                                                                                                                                           
   3 North Florida                72    7   14   15   17   19   28   31                                                                                                                                 
   4 Florida State "b"            84    6    9   20   22   27   29                                                                                                                                      
   5 Tampa                       112   13   18   24   25   32   33   34                                                                                                                                 
   6 Florida A&M                 159   21   30   35   36   37   38                                                                                                                                      
MEN 8K RACE
Place  Name                       Points   Time
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   8   Jacob Brooks                   6   25:52.03
  12   Tyler Price                    9   26:06.82
  25   Nathan Duby                   20   27:33.78
  27   David Huckaby                 22   27:37.08
  38   Pablo Navarette               27   28:13.42
  42   Daniel Silva                  29   28:52.43

PRE-NATIONAL MEET, 8th place
10/17/2009, Terre Haute, In

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Seminoles Take Second.

Men finish eighth in white race.

TERRE HAUTE, IN - The Florida State cross country teams made the trip to Terre Haute, Ind. Saturday and turned in solid performances at the NCAA Pre-National meet. The Seminole women placed second overall with 135 team points thanks to a pair of top 10 finishes by Susan Kuijken (2nd, 20:20.8) and Pasca Cheruiyot (7th, 20:36.6). The men were led by Matt Leeder who finished 18th overall as the Seminoles finished in 8th place.

Senior Susan Kuijken in her first action of the 2009 season ran a 20:20.8 to finish in second place overall behind Blue race winner Jenny Barringer of Colorado who ran a 19:50.9.

"Susan really helped her teammates today," head coach Karen Harvey said. "I'm really pleased with how the team came together today, I can't wait to see when we are firing on all cylinders."

Transfer Pasca Cheruiyot stepped up for Seminoles in the two-spot as she ran a 20:36.6 to place seventh overall and give FSU a good start at the top. Pilar McShine was the third Seminole to cross the line Saturday as she clocked a 21:10.3 for 20th overall.

The big surprise for coach Karen Harvey was Jennifer Dunn who was fresh off a win at the Seminole Invitational just a week ago. Dunn finished 40th overall with a time of 21:30.1.

"Pasca and Jennifer were absolutely amazing, they ran the best races of their career today," Harvey added.

Closing out the scoring for Florida State was freshman Amanda Winslow who placed 66th as she ran a 21:49.4. Narrowly behind Winslow was transfer Andrea Palen (71st, 21:52.4) and freshman Jessica Parry (88th, 21:58.9).

"At the end of the day we have to ask ourselves what could have been," Harvey asked. "Pilar and Jessica have been battling illness for quite awhile but Jennifer, Amanda and Andrea all ran really hard today."

The Seminole men finished eighth overall with a strong team showing. Matt Leeder was the top finisher among the men as the junior placed 18th overall in the 8K race. Leeder ran the men's white race in 24:07.7.

"We ran a solid race, we came out with the top performance in the ACC," head coach Bob Braman said. "We beat our rivals and picked up some wins. Leeder ran a really good race and we are starting to put the pieces together."

Three other Seminoles finished with a sub-25 minute times with senior Daniel Roberts placing second on the team with a time of 24:19.1, which was good for 34th place.

Finishing third for the 'Noles was Ciaran O'Lionard who placed 56th with a time of 24:37.9. Freshman Wes Rickman continued his impressive initial campaign as he claimed 70th place in 24:47.0.

Closing out the scoring for FSU was Mike Fout with a time of 25:13.3 for 110th overall, while Nick Maedel claimed 143rd place in 25:36.0.

"Fout had a solid first race back coming off injury for us today," Braman added.

The races were split evenly on both the men's and women's side as each race had some of the top teams in the country.

The Seminoles will have a week off before making the trek to Cary, N.C. for the ACC Championships set for Halloween morning.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
2009 PRE-NATIONALS                                                                                                                                                                                      
HOSTED BY INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY                                                                                                                                                                      
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2009                                                                                                                                                                              
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MEN'S 8OOO METER WHITE TEAM RESULTS                                                                                                                                                                     
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 1.  47 Stanford           1   3  10  11  22 ( 48) ( 72)                                                                                                                                                
 2. 130 Colorado          14  17  28  32  39 (160)                                                                                                                                                      
 3. 163 Brigham Young     12  19  29  44  59 ( 61) ( 76)                                                                                                                                                
 4. 211 Portland           8  15  25  31 132 (158)                                                                                                                                                      
 5. 218 Iona               4  23  35  75  81 ( 87) ( 99)                                                                                                                                                
 6. 232 Arizona State      6  26  45  62  93 (127) (171)                                                                                                                                                
 7. 278 New Mexico         7  52  67  73  79 ( 95) (153)                                                                                                                                                
 8. 288 Florida State     18  34  56  70 110 (143)                                                                                                                                                      
 9. 289 Louisville        30  33  36  92  98 (109) (197)                                                                                                                                                
10. 301 Iowa State        16  40  63  88  94 (117) (125)                                                                                                                                                
11. 341 Minnesota          5  24  60  90 162 (173) (200)                                                                                                                                                
12. 382 Columbia          46  54  58  91 133 (134) (154)                                                                                                                                                
13. 408 UC Santa Barbara  49  50  84 103 122 (201) (208)                                                                                                                                                
14. 416 Southern Illinois 37  47  89 102 141 (172) (176)                                                                                                                                                
15. 442 Notre Dame        51  66 100 112 113 (182) (187)                                                                                                                                                
16. 506 Dartmouth         43  69 120 129 145 (164) (167)                                                                                                                                                
17. 507 Illinois          71  78 108 111 139 (150) (184)                                                                                                                                                
18. 508 Lamar             27  86 101 124 170 (230)                                                                                                                                                      
19. 510 Dayton            38  80 116 128 148 (210) (219)                                                                                                                                                
20. 514 South Alabama     13  20 151 161 169 (181) (205)                                                                                                                                                
21. 546 North Carolina    41  65 119 146 175 (191) (199)                                                                                                                                                
22. 548 Ohio State        53  85 115 140 155 (165) (196)                                                                                                                                                
23. 553 UCLA              55 104 107 138 149 (193) (195)                                                                                                                                                
24. 570 Nebraska          21  96 131 159 163 (222) (232)                                                                                                                                                
25. 587 Massachusetts     74  97 118 121 177 (204)                                                                                                                                                      
26. 609 Eastern Kentucky  64 105 114 147 179 (185) (209)                                                                                                                                                
27. 691 Central Michigan  77 136 142 156 180 (186) (198)                                                                                                                                                
28. 694 Southern Utah     42 106 166 188 192 (207) (231)                                                                                                                                                
29. 718 Liberty            2  57 215 221 223 (225) (226)                                                                                                                                                
30. 721 UC Davis          68 135 157 178 183 (218)                                                                                                                                                      
31. 753 Colorado St.      82  83 174 203 211                                                                                                                                                            
32. 827 Cincinnati       123 144 168 190 202 (220) (228)                                                                                                                                                
33. 848 Mississippi        9 137 233 234 235 (236) (237)                                                                                                                                                
34. 851 Loyola (Ill.)    126 130 189 194 212 (224) (227)                                                                                                                                                
35. 1001 Ohio U.         152 206 213 214 216 (217) (229)                                                                                                                                                
MEN 8K RACE
Place  Name                       Points   Time
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  18   Matt Leeder                   18   24:07.7 
  34   Daniel Roberts                34   24:19.1 
  56   Ciaran O'Lionaird             56   24:37.9 
  70   Wes Rickman                   70   24:47.0 
 110   Mike Fout                    110   25:13.3 
 143   Nicholas Maedel              143   25:36.0 

ACC, 3rd place
10/31/2009, Raleigh, NC

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

FSU Women Earn Third Consecutive ACC Title While Men Take Third At ACC Championships.

Freshmen Wes Rickman named the ACC Freshman of the Year.

CARY, NC - The No. 6 ranked Florida State women dominated the 6k run at the WakeMed Soccer Park cross country field Saturday morning with its third-consecutive first place finish at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship. Securing three top 10 finishes, including Susan Kuijken's third consecutive ACC title, and two more 'Noles in the top 15, FSU scored 37 points to win the crown. Florida State's men also ran an impressive 8k run, taking third place with a score of 72 points while freshmen Wes Rickman highlighted the day for the 'Noles as he was named 2009's ACC Male Freshman of the Year.

Although the FSU women had numerous athletes running in their first ACC Championship race, that didn't stop them from crushing the competition and earning the most All-ACC honors with five.

"I am really happy for Susan," FSU women's head coach Karen Harvey said. "I told her to enjoy this day and don't think about tomorrow or nationals. It is so special for her to come out and win. She was a true captain. She led the team physically and mentally."

For the third year in a row Kuijken controlled the course by staying in first place throughout the 6k and finished with a blistering time of 19:39.3. Co-captain Pilar McShine quickly followed in third place setting a new personal record with a time of 20:06.4 while newcomer Pasca Cheruiyot finished in sixth place with a time of 20:18.6 that also notes a personal record. Sophomore Jennifer Dunn guided the next group of 'Noles in thirteenth place with a personal record time of 20:37.8 with freshmen Jessica Parry and Amanda Winslow following in 14th (20:40.7) and 16th (20:46.7) place, respectively. Kuijken, McShine, Cheruiyot, Dunn and Parry all earned All-ACC honors for their top 14 finishes.

"This was amazing," Coach Harvey said. "I won't deny that I was very nervous. We could have lost it in the last 600 meters with the hill, but they rallied. We don't really quite train for something like this so I think that is what kept me up last night and so worried. The bottom line is that they are so talented and they really wanted this today. Even though they really weren't quite prepared, they pulled it out and got it done."

On the men's front, No. 21 FSU not only improved its team finish from 2008, but also placed more athletes in the top 14 and earned three All-ACC honors. Team co-captain Matt Leeder paced the squad with a fifth place finish in 23:33.66 while other co-captain Daniel Roberts and newcomer Ciaran O'Lionard battled to the finish line and came in ninth (23:36.37) and tenth (23:38.80) place, respectively. ACC Male Freshman of the Year Rickman finished in 20th place with a time of 24:16.16.

"We just came out one point short of second from Virginia," FSU men's head coach Bob Braman said. "NC State ran unbelievably well and took first place. Although we were better than them two weeks ago, they stepped up really well. I am real pleased with the effort from the guys. We just need to get a little bit better on four and five. We are getting there, but we just aren't there yet. I feel really good about the future as far as regionals and nationals. I think we are probably a top 20 team as we always are. We have a little but more work to do."

Florida State will now take a weekend off and continue training in Tallahassee for the NCAA Regional meet on November 14th.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Team Scores                                                                                                                                                                                             
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Rank Team                      Total    1    2    3    4    5   *6   *7                                                                                                                                 
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   1 NC State                     56    3    4    8   19   22   23   29                                                                                                                                 
   2 Virginia                     71    1    2   15   25   28   31   33                                                                                                                                 
   3 Florida State                72    5    9   10   21   27   35   45                                                                                                                                 
   4 Duke                         74    6   14   16   18   20   24   26                                                                                                                                 
   5 Virginia Tech               122    7   13   30   32   40   47   50                                                                                                                                 
   6 North Carolina              138   11   12   36   38   41   53   55                                                                                                                                 
   7 Maryland                    219   17   39   44   58   61   62   63                                                                                                                                 
   8 Georgia Tech                239   42   43   49   51   54   66   68                                                                                                                                 
   9 Wake Forest                 281   37   56   57   64   67   69   74                                                                                                                                 
  10 Boston College              287   46   52   59   60   70   72   76                                                                                                                                 
  11 Clemson                     293   34   48   65   71   75   77   78                                                                                                                                 
  12 Miami                       395   73   79   80   81   82   83                                                                                                                                      
MEN 8K RACE
Place  Name                       Points   Time
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   5   Matt Leeder                    5   23:33.7 
   9   Daniel Roberts                 9   23:36.4 
  10   Ciaran O'Lionaird             10   23:38.8 
  21   Wes Rickman                   21   24:16.2 
  27   Mike Fout                     27   24:27.9 
  39   Justin Harbor                 35   24:52.9 
  51   Jared Bell                    45   25:11.1 
  65   Jacob Brooks                 ---   25:29.6 
  70   Nicholas Maedel              ---   25:37.9 
  75   Tyler Price                  ---   25:45.1 

NCAA SOUTH REGIONAL, 2nd place
11/14/2009, Tuscaloosa, Al

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

'Noles Punch Ticket To Nationals.

Both the men and women earned second place at regionals.

TUSCALOOSA, AL - The Florida State cross country teams (Men-No. 21/ Women- No. 9) punched their tickets to the NCAA Cross Country Championships this morning with both squads earning second place at the NCAA South Regional Championships with the women scoring 54 points and the men posting 80 points. A total of nine Seminoles were named All-South Region for their top 25 finish in the race. With the automatic bid, FSU now looks to battle at nationals November 23 in Terre Haute, Ind.

"That is the way to do it," FSU Men's Head Coach Bob Braman said. "This year's region meet was much better than last year. The quality was higher. Running hard and getting after it really set the tone for next week. This is seven years in a row we are going to the big show. Even if you traded our seventh guy out we would have still made it because we were still 30 points better than Auburn. Our seven guys really committed to getting it done. It is about peaking at the right time.

"I am really happy for Justin Harbor today because it is his first time scoring for us. We are going the right way. All of our support guys are getting better. It was a great race for Wes Rickman. He was the first freshman to finish again. What a great race for Matt Leeder. It was a little bit of redemption from last week's race. Another great 10K race for Daniel which he loves. He has been waiting all year for this."

The Seminole men opened up the championships with an impressive 10K run that saw three 'Noles post personal record times. Junior and team captain Matt Leeder led the team with a fourth place finish in 30:08.41 while co-captain and senior Daniel Roberts followed in eighth place in 30:17.32. Rounding off the top 25 was newcomer Ciaran O'Lionard taking 20th in 31:07.88 and Wes Rickman quickly following as the first freshman to finish in 23rd with a time of 31:10.50. All four men earned All-South Region honors.

"Pilar and Pasca were jogging," FSU Women's Head Coach Karen Harvey said. "They were smiling and laughing. They ran really easy and were in control. Our next three kind of phased out a little bit. They have never run a go-easy kind of race so it threw them off. We wanted to get to nationals more than anything. We have a few more things to tweak. I feel like we are getting to the pinnacle. We are at the point we need to be at to get to the podium at nationals."

As for the women, Coach Harvey looked to Pilar McShine and Pasca Cheruiyot to pace FSU in the 6k as senior and captain Susan Kuijken did not compete. McShine was the first 'Nole to finish with a personal-record time of 20:31.15 to earn sixth place, while Cheruiyot took seventh place in 20:31.28. Sophomore Jennifer Dunn posted a time of 20:46.29 to finish in 13th with freshmen Jessica Parry and Amanda Winslow following in 15th (20:51.62) and 19th (20:59.03) to round off the top 25 and earn All-South Region.

Florida State will continue to train for the next week before leaving to Indiana for nationals on Saturday.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Team Scores                                                                                                                                                                                             
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Rank Team           Total   1   2   3   4   5  *6  *7                                                                                                                                                   
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 1   Alabama           45   6   7   9  11  12  77 100                                                                                                                                                   
 2   Florida State     80   4   8  19  22  27  39  45                                                                                                                                                   
 3   Auburn           110   1   3  15  26  65 151                                                                                                                                                       
 4   Georgia          125  14  21  28  29  33  42  59                                                                                                                                                   
 5   Florida          143  13  23  32  34  41  49  51                                                                                                                                                   
 6   Tennessee        178  16  35  36  38  53  58  83                                                                                                                                                   
 7   South Alabama    180   5  10  31  64  70  86 110                                                                                                                                                   
 8   Kennesaw State   283  25  44  54  79  81  88  91                                                                                                                                                   
 9   Mississippi St.  298  43  46  62  67  80 123                                                                                                                                                       
10   Belmont          303  40  57  66  69  71  99 102                                                                                                                                                   
11   Georgia Tech     338  47  55  74  78  84  93 105                                                                                                                                                   
12   Chattanooga      346  17  52  75  90 112                                                                                                                                                           
13   East Tenn. St.   399  18  20  73 142 146 162                                                                                                                                                       
14   Georgia State    418  24  68  96 104 126 131                                                                                                                                                       
15   Troy             423  56  61  76  95 135 158                                                                                                                                                       
16   Lipscomb         433  37  82  87  98 129 140 149                                                                                                                                                   
17   Ms Valley State  500  85  92  94 108 121 143                                                                                                                                                       
18   Ole Miss.        504   2  50 147 152 153 164 166                                                                                                                                                   
19   South Florida    509  60  89 109 114 137 138 141                                                                                                                                                   
19   Jacksonville St. 509  30  48 103 161 167                                                                                                                                                           
21   North Florida    517  63 101 111 120 122 150 165                                                                                                                                                   
22   Vanderbilt       529  72 107 113 118 119 127 132                                                                                                                                                   
23   Tennessee Tech   591 106 116 117 124 128 139 148                                                                                                                                                   
24   Austin Peay      690  97 133 144 156 160 163                                                                                                                                                       
25   Samford          694 115 134 136 154 155                                                                                                                                                           
26   Miami            716 125 130 145 157 159                                                                                                                                                           
MEN 10K RACE
Place  Name                       Points   Time
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   4   Matt Leeder                    4   30:08.41
   8   Daniel Roberts                 8   30:17.32
  20   Ciaran O'Lionaird             19   31:07.88
  23   Wes Rickman                   22   31:10.50
  28   Justin Harbor                 27   31:18.16
  40   Mike Fout                     39   31:50.00
  47   Jared Bell                    45   32:10.07

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS, 30th place
11/23/2009, Terre Haute, In

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Women Make History And Capture Second Place At NCAA Cross Country Championship.

Kuijken and Roberts close out their final cross country season with the 'Noles.

TERRE HAUTE, IN - The Florida State women's cross country team continued to make school history as head coach Karen Harvey led the Seminoles to capture second place at the NCAA Cross Country Championships Monday, November 23, by posting five 'Noles in the top 46 to score 133 points. The men's ensemble finished in 30th with 612 points. The Lavern Gibson Championship Course welcomed the nation's most elite athletes as it saw Villanova dominating the women's race with 86 points and Oklahoma State crushing the opposition to earn first place on the men's front with 127 points.

"I felt this coming for the past two weeks," Coach Harvey said. "I am just so happy for them because between all the swine flu, all the infections and all the injuries it didn't seem like there was going to be an end. They wrote the end of their story."

With Coach Harvey's guidance, the Seminoles ran the 6k with several impressive times that included three Seminoles earning NCAA All-American status for their top 40 finish. In one of her toughest races of her collegiate career, senior and captain Susan Kuijken battled all the way to the finish line for a third place spot with a time of 19:58. Newcomer Pasca Cheruiyot was the second 'Nole to finish in 15th with a time of 20:23, while freshman Amanda Winslow crushed her previous personal record with a new time of 20:44 to finish in 33rd place. Sophomore Jennifer Dunn recorded a 36th place finish with 20:47, while junior Pilar McShine came in 46th with a time of 21:00.

As one of Florida State's most decorative athletes, Kuijken leaves FSU as a four-time cross country NCAA All-American, two-time cross country South Region Athlete of the Year honoree, three time cross country NCAA All-South Region, two-time cross country ACC Athlete of the Year recipient, four-time cross country All-ACC and three-time cross country ACC Champion.

"Susan ran with complete heart," Coach Harvey said. "She ran out of oxygen. We have been dealing with an issue all year long with her rib and the doctors and trainers did everything they could to help her. She followed her race plan, but she was just in too much pain. That is a lot of heart to go out there and just know you have this kink in your armor, but she didn't care. That's the type of leader that helped this team get second."

As for the Seminole men, junior and co-captain Matt Leeder was the first 'Nole to finish in 43rd with a time of 30:30, while senior and fellow co-captain Daniel Roberts came in 89th with a finish time of 31:04. Newcomer Ciaran O'Lionard was the next Seminole in at 147th in 31:42 with sophomore Mike Fout coming in at 151st place with 31:47 and ACC Freshman of the Year Wes Rickman taking 182nd with a time of 32:26.

Over his three years on Florida State's cross country team, Robert's found great success by earning three All-South region honors and being named to the All-ACC list in 2009.

"It was a great race for Matt Leeder," FSU men's head coach Bob Braman said. "He was eight seconds away from making All-American. I am really proud of Matt because he was trying to overcome being sick. I also think Daniel should be proud of his effort. It was just a tough day for us. We just looked really tired and we felt it all week. I have to get them better than that. Matt and Daniel are trying to get over a head cold. I felt sorry for Wes Rickman, but I think he was hurt after regions and he couldn't do anything after that. We just looked like a tired team. I think it was fair to say we were a top 20 team. We are not a top 10 team yet."

MEN 10K RACE
Place  Name                       Points   Time
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  51   Matt Leeder                   43   30:29.5 
 113   Daniel Roberts                89   31:04.0 
 181   Ciaran O'Lionaird            147   31:41.2 
 186   Mike Fout                    151   31:46.3 
 218   Wes Rickman                  182   32:25.9 
 223   Jared Bell                   187   32:35.2 
 238   Justin Harbor                201   33:18.2