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Carydaliz Fontanez
Carydaliz  Fontanez


Yokosuka, Japan

High School:
Nile C. Kinnick




Exercise Science and Health Promotion


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Girls on the Run Event

FAU Women's Cross Country participated in the annual Girls on the Run 5k on Nov. 23, 2014.

Personal Records:
  • 800m (indoor): 2:18.69
  • 800m (outdoor): 2:15.89
  • 1000m (indoor): 3:08.00
  • 1500m (outdoor): 4:52.97
  • 1 mile (indoor): 5:19.80
  • 5000m (outdoor): 19:24.43

All-Time Program Top Showings:

  • Distance medley relay (indoor) - Tara Cripe, Sitia Martinez, Fontanez and Liz Wellman: 1st, 12:04.60
  • Distance medley relay (indoor) - Tara Cripe, Jayla Reeves, Fontanez and Liz Wellman: 3rd, 12:11.34
  • Distance medley relay (indoor) - Bethany Hardcastle, Berneta Boldin, Fontanez and Liz Wellman: 4th, 12:12.36
  • Distance medley relay (indoor) - Fontanez, Sitia Martinez, Erica Lersch and Mikaela Jonsson: 5th, 12:14.64
  • 800 meters (outdoor): 12th, 2:17.22
  • 4x800 meter relay (outdoor) - Mikaela Jonsson, Liz Wellman, Fontanez and Erica Lersch: 2nd, 9:10.51

2017-18 (Senior)
Cross Country:

  • Placed in the top 25 at the FL Runners Invitational 18 (21:43.7)

Indoor T&F:

  • Set a new personal best mile time at the Crimson Elite meet in Cambridge, MA (5:19.80)
  • Recorded personal best 800m time at the Boston Univ. Bruce Lehane Scarlet and White Invite (2:18.69) 

Outdoor T&F:

  • Finished second in the 800m at the Miami Hurricane Invite (2:18.80)
  • Placed in the top 10 in the 800m (7th), 1500m (7th), 4x400m (5th) at the Miami Hurricane Collegiate Invitational 

2016-17 (Junior)
Cross Country:

  • Began the year with her season best, a 20:03, at the FAU XC Invitational, placing ninth out of 40 runners
  • Ran a 20:22 at the FSU Invitational in Tallahassee

Indoor T&F:

  • Placed eighth overall in the 1,000 meters at the Blazer Invite (3:08.00)
  • Set a personal best and was eighth in the 800 meters at the Vulcan Invitational (2:20.02)
  • Eclipsed that the following meet, the Terrier Classic (2:19.46)
  • At the Sykes & Sabock Cup, combined to run the fifth-fastest time ever in the distance medley relay (12:14.64), a time good enough for fourth at the meet
  • Competed in both the 800 meters and distance medley at the C-USA Indoor Championships

Outdoor T&F:

  • At the Hurricane Invitational, was the fourth-fastest collegiate runner in the 800 meters (2:17.62)
  • Notched a new best in the 800 in Coral Gables eight days later (2:17.49)
  • Participated in the 4x800 race at the Florida Relays, the second-fastest time in school history to place 10th at the meet (9:10.51)
  • Once more set a new PR in the 800 and finished 10th at the UM Alumni Invite (2:17.22)
  • Ran a 4:54.43 in the 1,500 meters at the Tom Jones Memorial
  • Placed 13th in the 800m, finishing in 2:18.35, at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships

2015-16 (Sophomore)
Cross Country:

  • At the 2015 Mountain Dew Gator Cross Country Invitational, she finished the 5K in 20:03
  • Set a personal best in the 5K at the FSU Cross Country Invitational with a time of 19:41
  • Claimed 83rd in the 5K at the 2015 C-USA Cross Country Championships with a time of 20:59

Indoor T&F:

  • At the Akron Invitational, set a indoor season best time in the 800m run with a final time of 2:20.29
  • A part of the Distance Medley Relay team that took ninth (12:12.36) at the C-USA Indoor Championships – ranked fourth on FAU All-Time list
  • Finished 30th overall in the 1-mile run at the 2016 C-USA Indoor Championships with a time 5:23.50 – setting a personal best

Outdoor T&F:

  • Recorded a season best time in the 5,000m run at the Miami Hurricane Invitational with a final time of 19:54.61
  • Set a new personal best in the 800m run after claiming fifth overall with a time of 2:18.61 at the Miami Hurricane Invitational – ranked 10th on FAU’s All-Time list
  • At the UNF Twilight, she set a new personal best in the 1,500m run after finishing in eighth place overall (4:52.97)
2014-15 (Freshman): 
  • Finished 25th in the 5k at the Westminster Academy Collegiate Invitational with a time of 23:41.01
  • Placed 88th in the 5k at the USF Invitational with a time of 21:11.40
  • Had a season-best time in the 5k at the Disney Cross Country Classic (21:07.19)
  • Took 11th out of 50 competitors in the outdoor 1500m at the Embry Riddle Spikes Classic setting a new career high of 4:55.42
  • Set a personal best time in the outdoor 5k (19:24.43) at the Miami Hurricane Invitational
  • Part of the DMR team that set a new school record at the C-USA Indoor Championships (12:04.60)
  • Part of the indoor DMR team that took first (12:19.17) at the Jimmy Carnes Invitational and third (12:27.09) at the Akron Invitational
  • Put up a career best time of 2:20.58 in the 800m at the Samford Invitational
  • Had a lifetime best time in the outdoor 800m (2:19.26) at the UM Alumni Invitational and is 10th in FAU history
  • Named to the 2014-15 C-USA Honor Roll and the FAU Fall 3.0+ list
High School:
  • Attended Nile C. Kinnick High School and competed under head coach Luke Voth
  • Named to All-Far East cross country team
  • Two-time 800 meter Far East Champion
  • Dodds Pacific cross country champion
  • Majoring in exercise science
  • Daughter of Luis Fontanez and Caridad Bonilla
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