Florida State Women's Cross Country - 2003 Year In Review

Florida State Women's Cross Country - 2003 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Bob Braman, Head Coach
Althea Belgrave, Graduate Assistant
Wade Brett, Volunteer Assistant
John Guarino, Graduate Assistant
Peter Ormsby, Volunteer Assistant

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2003 Men's & Women's Cross Country


2003 Florida State Signees/Newcomers

Carla Agnew, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Stefanie Bechler, 5-8, Libertyville, IL

Tina Biedenharn, 5-4, Orange Park

Christina Boekhout, Merritt Island

Heather Clark, 5-3, Brewer, ME

Adrienne Lufkin, 5-4, Saint Petersburg

Kara Newell, 5-4, Tallahassee

Angelina Ramos, 5-5, New Fairfield, CT

Meredith Urban, 5-9, Raleigh, NC

Julia Viola, Boca Raton


2003 Roster - By Name

L
T                            PY
R Name                  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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* Carla Agnew           Fr        Oshawa, Ontario, Canada (McLaughlin)
  Stefanie Bechler      Fr        Libertyville, IL (Libertyville)
* Tina Biedenharn       Fr        Orange Park (Ridgeview)
  Christina Boekhout    Fr        Merritt Island (Merritt Island)
* Heather Clark         Fr        Brewer, ME (Brewer)
* Anne Clinton          Jr   *    Richmond, IN (Richmond)
  Abbie Day             So        Winter Park (Lake Howell)
* Claudia Dorvillus     So        Naples (Naples)
  Brianne Frarrer       Fr-R      Naples (Saint John Neumann)
  Tracy Friedlander     So        Miami (Ransom Everglades)
* Vicky Gill            Sr   **   Lancashire, England (Saint Andrews University)
  Terra Goebel          So        Palm Coast (Flager-Palm Coast)
* Jenny Gomez           So   *    Miami (Lourdes Academy)
* Helen Hofstede        Sr        Hoogkarspel, Netherlands (RSG Enkhuizen)
  Janet Howard          Jr   *    Clearwater (Central Catholic)
* Natalie Hughes        Jr   **   Grand Junction, CO (Palisade)
  Amanda Jordan         So-R      Oklahoma City, OK (Bishop McGuinness)
* Mari Leitner          Jr-R      Pensacola (Washington)
* Adrienne Lufkin       Fr        Saint Petersburg (Lakewood)
* Rachel Marsh          Jr-R *    Kissimmee (Osceola)
  Sydney Mondragon      Jr   **   Pueblo, CO (Pueblo South)
  Kara Newell           So        Tallahassee (Maclay/Boston College)
  Katie Puckett         So        Pensacola (East Hill Christian)
  Angelina Ramos        Fr        New Fairfield, CT (New Fairfield)
  Nikki Renzulli        So        Cranston, RI (Cranston West)
  Gina Riano            So        Miami Shores (Archbishop Curley)
  Meghan Rogers         Jr        Wellington (Cardinal Newman)
  Suzanne Shephard      So-R *    Ellis, KS (Ellis)
  Meredith Urban        Fr        Raleigh, NC (Green Hope)
  Julia Viola           Fr        Boca Raton (Spanish River)
  Candace Walls         So        Boynton Beach (Atlantic)
  Kristin Walls         So        Boynton Beach (Atlantic)
  Cathleen Willy        So        Pembroke Pines (Flanagan)

2003 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
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Vicky Gill               NCAA - All-American - 11th place

Natalie Hughes           NCAA - All-American - 43rd place

All-Americans -  2

2003 Schedule and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
08/29
Ref
N
MOUNTAINEER OPEN
Boone, NC
2nd Place
09/12
Ref
H
FLORIDA INTERRCOLLEGIATE 1st Place
09/26
Ref
N
GREAT AMERICAN
Cary, NC
4th Place
10/03
Ref
N
FLRUNNERS.COM INVITATIONAL
Tampa, Fl
5th Place
10/11
Ref
N
DISNEY WORLD CLASSIC
Lake Buena Vista, Fl
15th Place
10/18
Ref
N
NCAA PRE-NATIONALS
Cedar Falls, Ia
10th Place
11/01
Ref
N
ACC CHAMPIONSHIP
Winston-Salem, NC
5th Place
11/15
Ref
N
NCAA SOUTH REGIONAL
Auburn, Al
2nd Place
11/24
Ref
N
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP
Cedar Falls, Ia
18th Place
EOY Stats Ref

                Overall   Home    Away   Neutral
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FSU RECORD IS    0- 0     0- 0     0- 0     0- 0


2003 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE RESULTS
 1  NORTH CAROLINA         40
 2  NORTH CAROLINA STATE   44
 3  WAKE FOREST            62
 4  DUKE                  120
 5  FLORIDA STATE         135
 6  VIRGINIA              142
 7  MARYLAND              209
 8  GEORGIA TECH          229
 9  CLEMSON               282

2003 EOY Stats

Team Overall Name Races Top 7 Top 10 Wins =============================================== Natalie Hughes 7 7 2 0 Anne Clinton 7 7 2 0 Helen Hofstede 7 7 2 0 Heather Clark 7 7 1 0 Rachel Marsh 7 7 0 0 Jenny Gomez 7 7 0 0 Vicky Gill 6 5 5 2 Meredith Urban 4 1 0 0 Sydney Mondragon 4 1 0 0 Carla Agnew 3 3 0 0 Adrienne Lufkin 3 2 0 0 Mari Leitner 3 2 0 0 Tina Biedenharn 3 2 0 0 Claudia Dorvillus 3 2 0 0 Abbie Day 2 1 0 0 Stefanie Bechler 2 1 0 0 Angelina Ramos 2 0 0 0 Kristin Walls 2 0 0 0 Candace Walls 2 0 0 0 Amanda Jordan 1 1 0 0 Kara Newell 1 0 0 0 Katie Puckett 1 0 0 0 Suzanne Shephard 1 0 0 0

MOUNTAINEER OPEN, 2nd place
08/29/2003, Boone, NC

WOMEN 5K RACE
Place  Name                       Points   Time
=====  =========================  ======  ========
   5   Natalie Hughes                 4   18:27.1 
   6   Anne Clinton                   5   18:32.7 
   8   Helen Hofstede                 7   18:42.8 
  16   Heather Clark                 15   19:36.7 
  19   Rachel Marsh                  17   19:41.9 
  27   Carla Agnew                   23   20:15.4 
  29   Jenny Gomez                   25   20:22.9 
  31   Meredith Urban                     20:27.6 
  41   Sydney Mondragon                   21:12.7 

FLORIDA INTERRCOLLEGIATE, 1st place
09/12/2003, TALLAHASSEE, FL

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Natalie Hughes      2nd    18:11.06                                                                                                                                                                     
Helen Hofstede      3rd    18:14.14                                                                                                                                                                     
Anne Clinton        5th    18:21.58                                                                                                                                                                     
Heather Clark       7th    18:36.99                                                                                                                                                                     
Rachel Marsh       11th    18:53.51                                                                                                                                                                     
Jenny Gomez        16th    19:07.81                                                                                                                                                                     
Carla Agnew        22nd    19:29.44                                                                                                                                                                     

WOMEN 5K RACE
Place  Name                       Points   Time
=====  =========================  ======  ========
   1   Vicky Gill                         16:37.77
   3   Natalie Hughes                 2   18:11.06
   4   Helen Hofstede                 3   18:14.14
   6   Anne Clinton                   5   18:21.58
   9   Heather Clark                  7   18:36.99
  13   Rachel Marsh                  11   18:53.51
  18   Jenny Gomez                   16   19:07.81
  24   Kara Newell                        19:25.07
  25   Carla Agnew                   22   19:29.44
  28   Meredith Urban                     19:33.37
  41   Adrienne Lufkin                    20:04.36
  44   Sydney Mondragon                   20:06.67
  48   Mari Leitner                       20:13.50
  54   Abbie Day                          20:28.52
  78   Tina Biedenharn                    21:19.24
  87   Angelina Ramos                     21:52.21
  96   Kristin Walls                      22:38.81
  97   Claudia Dorvillus                  22:46.03
  98   Candace Walls                      22:53.30
 109   Katie Puckett                      25:11.38

GREAT AMERICAN, 4th place
09/26/2003, Cary, NC

WOMEN 5K RACE
Place  Name                       Points   Time
=====  =========================  ======  ========
   2   Vicky Gill                     2   17:07.2 
  13   Natalie Hughes                13   18:15.8 
  22   Helen Hofstede                22   18:37.3 
  27   Anne Clinton                  27   18:44.3 
  45   Rachel Marsh                  45   19:16.3 
  50   Heather Clark                 50   19:21.5 
  83   Jenny Gomez                   83   20:18.8 

FLRUNNERS.COM INVITATIONAL, 5th place
10/03/2003, Tampa, Fl

WOMEN 5K RACE
Place  Name                       Points   Time
=====  =========================  ======  ========
  21   Mari Leitner                  19   20:12.31
  29   Adrienne Lufkin               25   20:42.22
  35   Sydney Mondragon              30   21:06.36
  39   Tina Biedenharn               33   21:10.78
  41   Stefanie Bechler              35   21:23.05
  53   Claudia Dorvillus             46   21:53.24
  58   Amanda Jordan                 51   22:07.28
  63   Kristin Walls                      22:13.14
  72   Candace Walls                      22:51.01
 110   Angelina Ramos                     26:01.58

DISNEY WORLD CLASSIC, 15th place
10/11/2003, Lake Buena Vista, Fl

WOMEN 5K RACE
Place  Name                       Points   Time
=====  =========================  ======  ========
  61   Meredith Urban                53   19:38.14
  82   Mari Leitner                  71   19:56.22
 125   Abbie Day                    104   20:41.77
 126   Adrienne Lufkin              105   20:42.20
 133   Tina Biedenharn              112   20:53.14
 142   Carla Agnew                  119   21:03.30
 166   Claudia Dorvillus            136   21:30.78
 174   Stefanie Bechler                   21:36.71
 178   Sydney Mondragon                   21:39.87
 187   Suzanne Shephard                   21:49.20

NCAA PRE-NATIONALS, 10th place
10/18/2003, Cedar Falls, Ia

WOMEN 6K RACE
Place  Name                       Points   Time
=====  =========================  ======  ========
   3   Vicky Gill                     3   19:55.6 
  18   Natalie Hughes                18   20:58.5 
  82   Helen Hofstede                82   22:05.7 
  99   Heather Clark                 99   22:16.8 
 108   Anne Clinton                 108   22:22.2 
 150   Jenny Gomez                  150   22:57.4 
 166   Rachel Marsh                 166   23:12.3 

ACC CHAMPIONSHIP, 5th place
11/01/2003, Winston-Salem, NC

WOMEN 6K RACE
Place  Name                       Points   Time
=====  =========================  ======  ========
   2   Vicky Gill                     2   19:49.5 
  24   Natalie Hughes                24   21:34.3 
  33   Anne Clinton                  32   21:56.3 
  40   Helen Hofstede                38   22:12.6 
  41   Heather Clark                 39   22:15.4 
  44   Rachel Marsh                  42   22:19.0 
  50   Jenny Gomez                   46   22:51.7 
  59   Meredith Urban                     23:26.2 

NCAA SOUTH REGIONAL, 2nd place
11/15/2003, Auburn, Al

WOMEN 6K RACE
Place  Name                       Points   Time
=====  =========================  ======  ========
   1   Vicky Gill                     1   19:48.04
  11   Natalie Hughes                11   21:13.53
  23   Anne Clinton                  23   21:43.16
  25   Helen Hofstede                25   21:44.40
  34   Rachel Marsh                  33   22:01.07
  59   Heather Clark                 58   22:37.70
  83   Jenny Gomez                   79   23:05.80

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP, 18th place
11/24/2003, Cedar Falls, Ia

From the FSU Website, seminoles.com.

Gill Leads the Noles at the NCAA Cross Country National Championships.

The women finished 18th, up ten spots from last year's finish while the men took 29th in their first trip since 1981.

CEDAR FALLS, IA - The Florida State women's cross country team enjoyed the fruits of labor, getting back to the NCAA National Championships and improving from last year's 28th place finish to place 18th this time. The Noles ran in un-Florida like weather with the temperature holding steady at minus three degrees with the wind chill at the 11:00 a.m. men's start. The meet was hosted by the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.

"Our ladies ran fantastic for it to be minus three degrees at the start of the race. We picked up some big wins beating Wake Forest for the first time as well as Duke in the conference. We also beat Tennessee, who finished ahead of us (in first place) at the regionals. We finished very well being the third ACC team to cross the finish line and the first in the South Region," said head coach Bob Braman.

The women's team was led by senior Vicky Gill, who finished eleventh overall - up from last year's 15th place finish - and junior Natalie Hughes, who placed 34th, both earning All-America honors for the 2003 cross country season.

"Vicky moved up (from last year's finish of 15th) while Natalie ran the best cross country of her life. Helen ran a personal best by 28 seconds to finish 115th and Rachel, after setting a personal best last time out - set another one again. Rachel put us in last week's race and here she did it again. Anne (Clinton) was right behind her and she did especially well after almost getting run over at the start," said Braman.

The women finished 18th overall with 455 points. Last year, the women made their first trip to nationals finishing 28th out of 31 teams. This year, behind Gill and Hughes, senior Helen Hofstede completed the race in a time of 21:20.3 which was good for 89th place, junior Rachel Marsh ran another personal best time of 21:58 to place 156th followed by junior Anne Clinton who finished in 165th place at 22:06.1. Marsh's prior personal best time was set last week at the NCAA South Regionals. The Orlando, Fla. native's time helped the women earn the automatic bid to Iowa.

The men were led by freshman Luke Beevor with a place of 100th and a time of 31:04.8 followed by junior Eddie Rodriguez in 130th place in 31:24.6. Junior Ian Hornabrook (151st - 31:36.4), freshman Tom Lancashire (161st - 31:43.7) and sophomore Kevin Cook (191st - 32:24.3) Junior Joep Tigchelaar was disqualified for running outside of the course.

"With Joep, their was a big controversy because less than two miles out, he was pushed off the course and couldn't get back in so he ran next to the course. Luke had the best day for us because he ran really well despite his injury. For two weeks, he hasn't really had a full workout so he toughed it out for us. Eddy ran awesome and did a really nice job for a kid from Miami as did Kevin (Cook) who's never seen snow before. Ian also handled the rough course well. More importantly, the guys ran as hard as they have all year. We tried to adapt to the weather but obviously were physically at a huge deficit," said Braman.

UNC's Shalane Flanagan defended her national title completing the 6K course in 19:30.4. Stanford took the team titles in both the men's and women's races while Colorado's Dathan Ritzenhein won the 10K race in 29:14.1.

WOMEN 6K RACE
Place  Name                       Points   Time
=====  =========================  ======  ========
  11   Vicky Gill                    11   20:08.5 
  43   Natalie Hughes                34   20:50.1 
 115   Helen Hofstede                89   21:20.3 
 193   Rachel Marsh                 156   21:58.0 
 203   Anne Clinton                 165   22:06.1 
 223   Heather Clark                185   22:20.5 
 251   Jenny Gomez                  213   23:44.3