Nov. 12, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida State men’s and women’s cross
country teams will be looking to rebound from eighth place finishes at the
ACC Championships, November 1st, at this Saturday’s Region IX
Championships. The race will take place on Saturday morning on the campus
of Auburn University.
The region is made up of Division I schools from Alabama,
Mississippi, Tennessee, Florida and Georgia. The top three teams at this
weekend’s Region IX race will advance to the NCAA National Championships to
be held in Bloomington, Indiana on November 22nd. The top team in the
region on the women’s side is South Florida. Florida and Georgia should
provide the Lady Bulls with their stiffest competition.
“It’s going to be a close race between the 4th through 8th place
teams,” said assistant coach Paul Spangler. “If everyone is on their game
this weekend we could finish 4th overall and if someone falters in front
FSU women’s team has been led by junior Cynthia Campbell and a pair
of freshmen Katie Jeffrey and Kristy Connell. At the ACC Championships,
Jeffrey led the Lady Seminoles with a time of 18:42. Campbell followed
Jeffrey with her second straight top 50 performance at the ACC
The Florida State men’s team was led by senior Josh Ware who
finished in 26th place. Sophomore Zach Heissner remained consistent
finishing as FSU’s second fastest runner for the third time this season.
Heissner has finished as one of FSU’s top two runners in each of the five
races he has competed in this year.
The races on Saturday, November 13th should get underway around 10
a.m. for the women and around 11:00 a.m. for the men.