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Cross Country Back in Stride at Mountain Dew Invite
Sept. 23, 2017

Final Men's Results Get Acrobat Reader

Final Women's Results Get Acrobat Reader

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The Florida Atlantic University men's and women's cross country squads returned to the course with the full complement of each side and a great deal of personal marks set on Saturday morning.

Men's Notables:

  • The squad finished 11th among Division I squads competing
  • Jonathan Werble was first across the line, in 55th place, and his time of 27:13 was nearly 30 seconds better than his previous fastest 8K
  • John Marting was just a second away from his PR, and was next for the Owls in a time of 27:54
  • Just behind him was Sean Barone, one of four freshman running their first collegiate 8K, running a 27:58
  • Sophomore Lachlan Shiver also earned a new best, of 18 seconds, crossing in 28:02 

Women's Notables:

  • The women placed 10th among all teams, eighth in DI, ahead of Miami, USF and Troy, among others
  • The top three returning finishers from last year's version of this event were the same Saturday, but in a different order: Bethany Hardcastle placing 33rd overall (of 285 finishers) as the fastest Owl, with a time of 18:55.5, a new PR
  • Liz Wellman was three slots later, in 36th, finishing just a split-second behind her teammate in 18:56.7
  • Then, in 56th place, was Christina Schultz, in 19:21
  • The freshman duo of Megan Giovanniello and Morgan Graff both improved by a great deal since their debut meet. Giovanniello was 14 seconds faster, in 19:46, and Graff was better by nearly a minute, in 19:49
  • Christina Humphries tied her PR, while three more Owls set new personal-best marks outright: Carydaliz Fontanez (faster by 1:48), Kelsey Meltzer (24 seconds) and Erika Mares (five seconds) 

What's Next:

Both squads next will compete in Lakeland, Florida, at the Invitational. The meet is scheduled for an evening start, at 5 p.m., next Friday, Sept. 29.



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