Michael Vidal set the school record in the 10K at the NCAA South Regional.
Nov. 9, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida Atlantic University men's and women's cross country teams both ran well at the NCAA South Regional in Tallahassee on Friday.
Freshman Chloe Sell once again was the top finisher for FAU, her time of 22:47.0 not only was a personal best, but the ninth best time in school history. Sell was one of six FAU women to set a personal record at the meet. Tara Cripe, whose time of 23:23.2 was good for 147th, narrowly missed breaking into the school's all-time top-10. Megan Bary (23:57.0/159th), Katey CoDyre (24:08.4/163rd) and Hannah Neustadt (24:34.9/168th) rounded out the scoring for the women.
All seven men who ran at the meet set personal records, with Michael Vidal (32:50.8/85th) also setting a school record in the process. Eric Kessler was the next best finisher for the Owls, completing the course in 33:51.0 to finish 128th.
Hunter Wampler closely followed, finishing 134th in a time of 34:09.9. Neil Coffman (35:44.7/155th) and Adam Simon (36:09.2/158th) were the next two finishers for FAU to complete the scorers. Charles Skord (36:51.9/163rd) and Christian Small (38:50.4/166th) also ran at the meet.
"Our focus at the meet was the gaining experience and improving, both as individuals and as a team. I feel that we ran our best race of the season and that is what you want to do at the end of the year," said head cross country coach Alex Smolka.