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

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

Coaching Staff
Karen Harvey, 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

Kaylie Belcik, Oldsmar

Erika Charlassier, Coral Springs

Pasca Cheruiyot, Eldoret, Kenya

Erin Fabrizio, Seminole

Jennifer Farnung, West Palm Beach

Liz Gerrity, Naples

Kate Hoyt, Ocala

Katherine McMeekin, Palm Harbor

Andrea Palen, Gardiner, NY

Jessica Parry, London, Ontario, Canada

Jenevah Porter, Jupiter

Maria Valdivia, Miami

Amanda Winslow, Lawrenceville, GA


2009 Roster - By Name

L
T                            PY
R Name                  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
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  Kaylie Belcik         Fr        Oldsmar (East Lake)
  Ashley Calhoun        So        Roanoke, VA (Niceville)
  Erika Charlassier     Fr        Coral Springs (Coral Springs)
* Pasca Cheruiyot       Jr        Eldoret, Kenya (Rend Lake College/Missouri State)
  Keesha Danso-Dapahh   So        Mississauga, Ontario, Canada (Saint Aloysius Gonzaga)
* Jennifer Dunn         So   *    Decatur, AL (Austin)
  Erin Fabrizio         Fr        Seminole (Seminole)
  Jennifer Farnung      Fr        West Palm Beach (Palm Beach Central)
  Liz Gerrity           Fr        Naples (Gulf Coast)
* Kacey Gibson          So   *    New Castle, PA (Neshannock)
  Arica Halila          Fr-R      Boynton Beach (West Boca Raton Community)
  Brittany Hilliker     So        Wesley Chapel (Wharton)
  Kate Hoyt             Fr        Ocala (Forest)
  Nicole Kenna          Fr-R      Brandon (Brandon)
* Susan Kuijken         Sr   ***  Nijmegen, Netherlands (Stedelijk Gymnasium)
* Bree McArdle          Jr        Queensland, Australia (Saint Peter's Lutheran)
  Katherine McMeekin    Fr        Palm Harbor (East Lake)
* Pilar McShine         Jr-R **   Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (Success Laventille Composite)
  Emily Ness            So   *    Tallahassee (Maclay)
* Andrea Palen          Jr        Gardiner, NY (Willkill/SUNY-Cortland)
* Jessica Parry         Fr        London, Ontario, Canada (Catholic Central)
  Jenevah Porter        Fr        Jupiter (Coral Springs)
* Amanda Quick          Jr-R **   Tampa (Gaither)
  Amanda Skillen        Sr        Seminole (Seminole)
  Lyndsey Spragins      Fr-R      Indialantic (Melbourne)
* Kara Taylor           So   *    Tallahassee (Chiles)
  Maria Valdivia        Fr        Miami (Braddock)
  Christal Washington   So        Hollywood (South Broward)
* Amanda Winslow        Fr        Lawrenceville, GA (Collins Hill)
* Christina Woytalewicz Sr-R ***  Brandon (Riverview)

2009 All-Americans

Name                     Organization
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Pasca Cheruiyot          NCAA - All-American - 16th place

Susan Kuijken            NCAA - All-American - 3rd place

Amanda Winslow           NCAA - All-American - 34th place

All-Americans -  3

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
1st Place
10/02
Ref
N
NOTRE DAME INVITATIONAL
South Bend, In
7th Place
10/10
Ref
H
FSU INVITE 2nd Place
10/17
Ref
N
PRE-NATIONAL MEET
Terre Haute, In
2nd Place
10/31
Ref
N
ACC 1st Place
11/14
Ref
N
NCAA SOUTH REGIONAL
Tuscaloosa, Al
2nd Place
11/23
Ref
N
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
Terre Haute, In
2nd 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  FLORIDA STATE          37
 2  DUKE                   71
 3  VIRGINIA               84
 4  NORTH CAROLINA STATE  109
 5  NORTH CAROLINA        137
 6  BOSTON COLLEGE        144
 7  MARYLAND              192
 8  WAKE FOREST           204
 9  CLEMSON               221
10  VIRGINIA TECH         284
11  GEORGIA TECH          312
12  MIAMI                 380

2009 EOY Stats

Team Overall Name Races Top 7 Top 10 Wins =============================================== Jennifer Dunn 8 8 3 1 Andrea Palen 7 7 2 0 Pasca Cheruiyot 6 6 4 0 Pilar McShine 6 6 3 0 Jessica Parry 6 6 1 0 Christina Woytalewicz 6 5 3 0 Amanda Winslow 5 5 0 0 Kacey Gibson 5 4 2 0 Amanda Quick 4 4 2 1 Susan Kuijken 3 3 3 1 Bree McArdle 2 2 0 0 Kara Taylor 2 2 0 0 Christal Washington 1 1 0 0 Katherine McMeekin 1 1 0 0 Emily Ness 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      22  1  2  5  6  8 11 18                                                                                                                                                         
2    North Carolina     66  4  9 15 17 21 24                                                                                                                                                            
3    Appalachian        69  3 13 14 19 20 22 23                                                                                                                                                         
4    Queens             89 10 12 16 25 26 29 34                                                                                                                                                         
5    Lenoir Rhyne      123  7 27 28 30 31 32 35                                                                                                                                                         
6    Virginia Wise     183 33 36 37 38 39                                                                                                                                                               
WOMEN 5K RACE
Place  Name                       Points   Time
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   1   Amanda Quick                   1   18:12.3 
   2   Jennifer Dunn                  2   18:12.9 
   5   Andrea Palen                   5   18:27.5 
   6   Christina Woytalewicz          6   18:34.2 
   8   Kacey Gibson                   8   18:46.5 
  11   Bree McArdle                  11   19:03.6 
  18   Kara Taylor                   18   19:18.2 

VT ALUMNI INVITATIONAL, 1st 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                                                                                                                                                                                      
WOMEN 4.6k RACE RESULTS                                                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                                                                        
1 Florida State   26 -  2  3  6  7  8  9 10                                                                                                                                                             
2 Wake Forest     61 -  1  5 15 16 24 27 34                                                                                                                                                             
3 Virginia Tech  100 - 14 18 19 21 28 32 40                                                                                                                                                             
4 Ohio Univ      119 - 12 22 23 29 33 36 38                                                                                                                                                             
4 USC Upstate    119 - 11 13 20 30 45 53                                                                                                                                                                
6 UNCC           136 - 17 25 26 31 37 41 43                                                                                                                                                             
7 Concord        206 - 35 39 42 44 46 48 49                                                                                                                                                             
8 Alumni VT      210 -  4 50 51 52 53                                                                                                                                                                   
WOMEN 4.6K RACE
Place  Name                       Points   Time
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   2   Pilar McShine                  2   16:25.2 
   3   Pasca Cheruiyot                3   16:25.8 
   6   Jessica Parry                  5   16:43.4 
   7   Amanda Quick                   6   16:44.2 
   8   Jennifer Dunn                  7   16:45.4 
   9   Andrea Palen                   8   16:48.7 
  10   Christina Woytalewicz          9   17:00.9 
  13   Kacey Gibson                  xx   17:15.4 
  21   Kara Taylor                   xx   17:50.1 

NOTRE DAME INVITATIONAL, 7th 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                   1   2   3   4  23  (29) (30) =  33                                                                                                                                      
2. PRINCETON                    5  10  13  16  24  (48) (78) =  68                                                                                                                                      
3. FLORIDA                      6   9  22  26  41  (65) (97) = 104                                                                                                                                      
4. PENN STATE UNIVERSITY        7  14  39  45  47  (73) (77) = 152                                                                                                                                      
5. ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY    18  21  31  44  56  (92)(101) = 170                                                                                                                                      
6. NEW MEXICO                  12  17  33  36  80  (83) (89) = 178                                                                                                                                      
7. FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY    19  25  32  49  54  (60) (61) = 179                                                                                                                                      
8. SOUTHERN METHODIST           8  37  50  55  68 (130)(150) = 218                                                                                                                                      
8. PROVIDENCE COLLEGE          28  42  43  52  53  (82) (91) = 218                                                                                                                                      
10. NOTRE DAME                 15  59  66  72  76  (79) (85) = 288                                                                                                                                      
11. ARIZONA                    20  46  69  70  86  (88)(104) = 291                                                                                                                                      
12. NORTH CAROLINA             11  38  71  98 109 (112)(149) = 327                                                                                                                                      
13. BUTLER                     27  58  63 110 125 (142)(144) = 383                                                                                                                                      
14. SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY   34  67 100 108 113 (131)(145) = 422                                                                                                                                      
15. GEORGIA                    35  64  93 114 119 (122)(132) = 425                                                                                                                                      
16. RICE UNIVERSITY            62  94  95  96 105 (127)(138) = 452                                                                                                                                      
17. UCLA                       40  74 103 117 136 (140)(141) = 470                                                                                                                                      
18. ILLINOIS STATE             81  87  99 106 121 (123)(129) = 494                                                                                                                                      
19. BRADLEY UNIVERSITY         57  84 102 118 143            = 504                                                                                                                                      
20. CALIFORNIA RIVERSIDE       75  90 107 128 133 (134)(135) = 533                                                                                                                                      
21. UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY     111 115 116 120 124 (126)(139) = 586                                                                                                                                      
22. HOUSTON                    51 137 146 147 148 (151)      = 629                                                                                                                                      
WOMEN 5K RACE
Place  Name                       Points   Time
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  19   Pilar McShine                 19   17:10   
  25   Jessica Parry                 25   17:17   
  32   Pasca Cheruiyot               32   17:22   
  49   Amanda Quick                  49   17:34   
  54   Amanda Winslow                54   17:37   
  60   Andrea Palen                  60   17:38   
  61   Jennifer Dunn                 61   17:38   
  85   Christina Woytalewicz        xxx   17:56   
 116   Kacey Gibson                 xxx   18:22   

FSU INVITE, 2nd 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 2  Women 5k Run CC College W Varsity                                                                                                                                                              
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Rank Team                      Total    1    2    3    4    5   *6   *7                                                                                                                                 
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   1 Stephen F. Austin            40    2    3    8   10   17   23   25                                                                                                                                 
   2 Florida State "b"            50    1    5    7   13   24   28   32                                                                                                                                 
   3 Tampa                        76   11   12   16   18   19   22   29                                                                                                                                 
   4 Florida "b"                  81    4    6   14   26   31   33                                                                                                                                      
   5 North Florida                92    9   15   20   21   27   34   36                                                                                                                                 
   6 Augusta State               179   30   35   37   38   39   40   41                                                                                                                                 
   7 Florida A&M                 220   42   43   44   45   46   47                                                                                                                                      
WOMEN 5K RACE
Place  Name                       Points   Time
=====  =========================  ======  ========
   1   Jennifer Dunn                  1   17:41.43
   5   Christina Woytalewicz          5   18:11.71
   7   Kacey Gibson                   7   18:20.97
  13   Christal Washington           13   18:38.34
  24   Bree McArdle                  24   19:08.39
  28   Katherine McMeekin            28   19:23.09
  35   Emily Ness                    32   19:57.52

PRE-NATIONAL MEET, 2nd 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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WOMEN'S 6OOO METER BLUE TEAM RESULTS                                                                                                                                                                    
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 1.   94 Colorado           1  10  24  27  32 ( 54) ( 72)                                                                                                                                               
 2.  135 Florida State      2   7  20  40  66 ( 71) ( 88)                                                                                                                                               
 3.  169 Oregon             3  12  26  51  77 ( 87) ( 98)                                                                                                                                               
 4.  200 Georgetown         9  22  41  48  80 ( 95) (110)                                                                                                                                               
 5.  206 Stanford          15  16  17  74  84 (133) (208)                                                                                                                                               
 6.  225 Arizona           18  39  50  55  63 ( 79) (131)                                                                                                                                               
 7.  231 Iowa State         8  38  52  64  69 (109)                                                                                                                                                     
 8.  283 Iowa              29  46  65  67  76 ( 90)                                                                                                                                                     
 9.  284 UTEP               4  25  57  93 105 (227) (236)                                                                                                                                               
10.  302 Michigan State    11  42  68  85  96 (158) (172)                                                                                                                                               
11.  346 Nebraska          23  35  62  99 127 (128) (163)                                                                                                                                               
12.  368 Harvard           31  33  49 104 151 (164) (188)                                                                                                                                               
13.  411 NC State          13  47  86 122 143 (192) (201)                                                                                                                                               
14.  413 Kansas State       6  19  60 152 176 (211) (217)                                                                                                                                               
15.  468 UC Davis          34  70  89 115 160 (174) (232)                                                                                                                                               
16.  481 Toledo            37  78 106 123 137 (162) (240)                                                                                                                                               
17.  483 Southern Utah     28  58 113 138 146 (179) (228)                                                                                                                                               
18.  490 James Madison     30  75 114 121 150 (153) (193)                                                                                                                                               
19.  493 Butler            45  56  97 140 155 (203) (226)                                                                                                                                               
20.  545 Miami (Ohio)      73 107 116 124 125 (136) (235)                                                                                                                                               
21.  563 Western Kentucky   5  36 101 206 215 (234)                                                                                                                                                     
22.  564 Rice              81  94 102 112 175 (187) (194)                                                                                                                                               
23.  574 Auburn            21  44 119 167 223 (243)                                                                                                                                                     
24.  608 Louisville        14  43 149 181 221 (229)                                                                                                                                                     
25.  615 Vanderbilt        91 103 126 139 156 (166) (169)                                                                                                                                               
26.  632 Iona              61 108 129 161 173 (207) (219)                                                                                                                                               
27.  666 Oregon State      59 120 144 159 184 (222)                                                                                                                                                     
28.  719 Dayton            82 118 134 190 195 (218) (237)                                                                                                                                               
29.  720 Marquette         83 148 154 165 170 (185) (198)                                                                                                                                               
30.  732 Tulsa             53 117 178 182 202 (216) (246)                                                                                                                                               
31.  775 Central Michigan  92 147 168 177 191 (197) (239)                                                                                                                                               
32.  777 Air Force        130 135 145 171 196 (210)                                                                                                                                                     
33.  867 Liberty          111 142 189 212 213 (224) (230)                                                                                                                                               
34.  891 Eastern Kentucky 100 157 183 220 231 (238)                                                                                                                                                     
35.  944 Ohio U.          132 199 200 204 209 (214) (225)                                                                                                                                               
36.  954 Loyola (Ill.)    141 180 186 205 242 (245) (247)                                                                                                                                               
37. 1215 Mississippi      233 241 244 248 249                                                                                                                                                           
WOMEN 6K RACE
Place  Name                       Points   Time
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   2   Susan Kuijken                  2   20:20.8 
   7   Pasca Cheruiyot                7   20:36.6 
  20   Pilar McShine                 20   21:10.3 
  40   Jennifer Dunn                 40   21:30.1 
  66   Amanda Winslow                66   21:49.4 
  71   Andrea Palen                  71   21:52.4 
  88   Jessica Parry                 88   21:58.9 

ACC, 1st place
10/31/2009

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 Florida State                37    1    3    6   13   14   16   20                                                                                                                                 
   2 Duke                         71    5   10   12   21   23   25   27                                                                                                                                 
   3 Virginia                     84    2    4   17   18   43   50   58                                                                                                                                 
   4 NC State                    109    7   15   19   31   37   49   53                                                                                                                                 
   5 North Carolina              137    8   28   29   33   39   60   72                                                                                                                                 
   6 Boston College              144   11   30   32   35   36   46   48                                                                                                                                 
   7 Maryland                    192   26   38   40   41   47   54   59                                                                                                                                 
   8 Wake Forest                 204   22   24   44   52   62   64   68                                                                                                                                 
   9 Clemson                     221    9   34   51   61   66   73   81                                                                                                                                 
  10 Virginia Tech               284   45   55   56   63   65   69   74                                                                                                                                 
  11 Georgia Tech                312   42   57   67   70   76   80   84                                                                                                                                 
  12 Miami                       380   71   75   77   78   79   82   83                                                                                                                                 
WOMEN 6K RACE
Place  Name                       Points   Time
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   1   Susan Kuijken                  1   19:39.3 
   3   Pilar McShine                  3   20:06.4 
   6   Pasca Cheruiyot                6   20:18.6 
  13   Jennifer Dunn                 13   20:37.8 
  14   Jessica Parry                 14   20:40.7 
  16   Amanda Winslow                16   20:46.7 
  20   Andrea Palen                  20   21:08.8 
  26   Christina Woytalewicz        ---   21:19.1 
  34   Amanda Quick                 ---   21:39.4 
  51   Kacey Gibson                 ---   22:06.7 

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   Florida           33  1   2   4  10  16  19  54                                                                                                                                                    
 2   Florida State     54  5   6  12  14  17  24  37                                                                                                                                                    
 3   Tennessee        102  3   9  18  30  42  49  94                                                                                                                                                    
 4   Georgia          114  7  11  22  36  38  43  59                                                                                                                                                    
 5   Vanderbilt       164 23  26  27  40  48  92 144                                                                                                                                                    
 6   Auburn           197 13  25  28  47  84 111                                                                                                                                                        
 7   Alabama          208 21  34  50  51  52  65  83                                                                                                                                                    
 8   U.A.B.           297 44  45  53  76  79 123 124                                                                                                                                                    
 9   Jacksonville     311 32  57  62  64  96 108 130                                                                                                                                                    
10   Georgia Tech     323 20  41  73  91  98 107 113                                                                                                                                                    
11   North Florida    335 35  60  72  82  86 129 136                                                                                                                                                    
12   South Florida    337 33  46  55  99 104 115 125                                                                                                                                                    
13   Mississippi St.  340 29  63  78  80  90  93 103                                                                                                                                                    
14   Belmont          359 15  68  85  89 102 122 134                                                                                                                                                    
15   Samford          367 39  66  67  95 100 141                                                                                                                                                        
16   Chattanooga      415 31  70  77 116 121                                                                                                                                                            
17   Georgia State    439  8  75 106 118 132 139                                                                                                                                                        
18   Southern Miss.   457 58  71  88  97 143 147                                                                                                                                                        
19   Lipscomb         487 69  87 105 112 114 117 119                                                                                                                                                    
20   Miami            543 81 101 110 120 131                                                                                                                                                            
21   Ole Miss.        577 61 109 126 133 148 149                                                                                                                                                        
22   Troy             586 56 127 128 137 138 145                                                                                                                                                        
23   Jacksonville St. 637 74 135 140 142 146 150                                                                                                                                                        
WOMEN 6K RACE
Place  Name                       Points   Time
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   6   Pilar McShine                  5   20:31.15
   7   Pasca Cheruiyot                6   20:31.28
  13   Jennifer Dunn                 12   20:46.29
  15   Jessica Parry                 14   20:51.62
  19   Amanda Winslow                17   20:59.03
  26   Andrea Palen                  24   21:17.02
  40   Christina Woytalewicz         37   21:42.18

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS, 2nd 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."

WOMEN 6K RACE
Place  Name                       Points   Time
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   3   Susan Kuijken                  3   19:57.7 
  16   Pasca Cheruiyot               15   20:22.2 
  39   Amanda Winslow                33   20:43.7 
  42   Jennifer Dunn                 36   20:46.5 
  55   Pilar McShine                 46   20:59.1 
 170   Andrea Palen                 138   21:50.1 
 204   Jessica Parry                166   22:06.6