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Liz Wellman
Liz  Wellman


Randolph, N.J.

High School:






Track and Field Completes First Leg of Outdoor Slate

Lersch and Wasser Star in Outdoor Opener


Track and Field Flips to Outdoor Schedule, Starting Friday

Women and a Handful of Men's Distance Runners Head to Coral Gables


Cross Country Runs at NCAA Regionals in Tuscaloosa

Meet Wraps Another Fall for Smolka's Squad


Seven Cross Country Runners Achieve New Bests at C-USA Championship

11 Owls Will Move on to NCAA South Regional


Men's and Women's Cross Country is Mississippi-Bound for C-USA Championship

Owl Men Run at 10 a.m. EST, and Women at 11 a.m., at Choctaw Trails


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

  • 5K (XC): 18:12
  • 6K (XC): 22:06
  • 800m (indoor): 2:17.68
  • 800m (outdoor): 2:16.61
  • 1500m (outdoor): 4:36.30
  • 1 mile (indoor): 4:56.31
  • 3000m (indoor): 10:02.43
  • 3000m (outdoor): 10:10.80

All-Time Program Top Showings:

  • 5K (XC): 7th, 18:11.80
  • 6K (XC): 5th, 22:05.81
  • 800 meters (indoor): 8th, 2:16.11
  • 1 mile (indoor): 3rd, 4:56.31
  • 3,000 meters (indoor): 10:02.43
  • Distance medley relay (indoor) - Tara Cripe, Sitia Martinez, Carydaliz Fontanez and Wellman: 1st, 12:04.60
  • Distance medley relay (indoor) - Tara Cripe, Jayla Reeves, Carydaliz Fontanez and Wellman: 3rd, 12:11.34
  • Distance medley relay (indoor) - Bethany Hardcastle, Berneta Boldin, Carydaliz Fontanez and Wellman: 4th, 12:12.36
  • 800 meters (outdoor): 11th, 2:16.61
  • 1,500 meters (outdoor): 4th, 4:36.30
  • 3,000 meters (outdoor): 3rd, 10:10.80
  • 4x800 meter relay (outdoors): 2nd, 9:10.51

2016-17 (Junior)
Cross Country:

  • In the season opener, the FAU Invitational, placed eighth overall at 19:26
  • Placed 34th out of 121 runners at the Gator XC Invite (19:20)
  • Ran a 19:07 for 25th place at the FSU Invitational
  • Topped the squad and was 11th overall with a time of 19:04 at the USF Invitational
  • Again led the Owls and set a season-low mark - of 27 seconds - at 18:37 to place 34th at the Conference USA Championships
  • In her first 6K, once more was the first FAU finisher at the NCAA South Regionals, finishing at 22:58. She gained a remarkable eight spots between the 5K mark and the finish line

Indoor T&F:

  • Opened the indoor season by finishing fifth in the 1 mile (5:08.64) at the UAB Blazer Invitational
  • Again in the 1 mile, was 10th at the C-USA Indoor Championships, running nearly 10 seconds faster (4:59.56)
  • Also combined there with the rest of the Distance Medley relay squad for a 12:27.09 mark

Outdoor T&F:

  • In her first-ever outdoor meet, the Hurricane Invitational, was third in a field of 30 in the 1,500 meters (4:38.06)
  • Placed ninth in the 1,500 the next time out, the Hurricane Collegiate Invite (4:44.42)
  • Combined with three others at the Florida Relays, in the 4x800, to finish 10th (9:10.51). It is the second-fastest time in FAU history
  • Set a PR and was eighth in the 800 meters at the Miami Alumni Invitational (2:16.61)
  • Moved into the 1,500 meter finals at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships, qualifying with a ninth-place showing (4:41.27)

2015-16 (Sophomore)
Cross Country:

  • Placed fourth at the FAU Collegiate Invitational
  • Set her season low at the Gator Cross Country Invitational, leading the team in 27th with a time of 18:51
  • Was also the top Owl at the FSU Invitational, in 15th, at 19:01, and at the USF Cross Country Invitational in 11th place
  • Was just behind that at the C-USA Cross Country Championships, finishing in 18:58 and placing second on the squad and 38th overall

Indoor T&F:

  • Won the mile at the UNC Art and Linda Maillet UNC Open, in 5:05.20
  • Had her season best in the 1 mile at the Akron Invitational (5:02.60)
  • 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
  • Member of the C-USA Commissioner Honor Roll
2014-15 (Freshman): 
  • FAU's top finisher at C-USA Championships coming in 30th in the 5K with a career-best time of 18:12.8, which puts her in seventh place in this event on FAU's All-Time list
  • First race was 5K at the UF Invitational where she came in 34th with a time of 18:24.63 and is the ninth best time on FAU's All-Time list
  • Came in seventh at the Disney Cross Country Classic with a time of 18:27.25 in the 5K
  • Ran her first collegiate 6K at the NCAA South Regional Championships and captured fifth on FAU's All-Time list with a time of 21:28.8
  • Finished the indoor season ranked 10th in the 800m and fifth in the mile in C-USA
  • Part of the distance medley relay team that set a new school record at the C-USA Indoor Championships (12:04.60)
  • Took seventh out of 55 runners in the indoor 3000m at the Samford Invitational and set a personal best time (10:02.43)
  • Finished first in the indoor 1-mile (5:05.20) at the UNC Open
  • Was the top finisher for the Owls and set a personal best in indoor 800m (2:17.68) at the Jimmy Carnes Invitational
  • Was also part of the DMR team that took first at that meet (12:19.17)
  • In indoor, she holds the seventh best time in school history in the 800m, third in the mile, fifth in the 3000m, and first, third, and 10th in the DMR
  • Qualified for finals in the 1500m at the C-USA Outdoor Championships with a prelim time of 4:53.80
  • Set a personal best time of 4:36.30 in the outdoor 1500m at the Florida Relays and in the outdoor 3000m (10:10.80) at the Penn Relays
  • Earned third in the outdoor 1500m (4:40.78) at the UCF Twilight Invitational
  • Finished the outdoor season ranked third in the 3000m and 12th in the 1500m in C-USA
  • Named to the FAU Fall and Spring 3.0+ lists and the 2014-15 C-USA Honor Roll
High School:
  • Attended Randolph High School and competed under head coach Kevin Higgins
  • Named all-conference, all-area and all-county
  • Was an All-American in the 4x1600 in 2012 and 2013
  • Helped her cross country team win the state championship
  • Named Student of the Year in 2013 by the Randolph Education Association
  • Majoring in economics
  • Daughter of Mark and Tami Wellman
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