Oct. 14, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – This weekend the Florida State Cross Country
team will travel to Tampa, Fla., to participate in the South Florida
Invitational. The meet will play host to 30 teams from around the
The Seminoles will head down to Tampa, Fla., to attempt to
rebound from a subpar performance at the Stanford Invitational two weeks
ago. The team will look to regain some of the promise it started the
season with when they walked away with top 5 finishes in the first two
The Lady Seminoles are led by junior Cynthia Campbell who had a
stellar 1998 season in which she finished first in all six of the races
she competed in. Campbell has carried that success into 1999 by coming
in first and second in her first two races. Freshman Kristy Connell has
also looked impressive in the early season by finishing at or near the
top among the Lady Noles in her first two meets.
Senior Josh Ware will pace the men’s team in this weekend’s
competition. Ware and sophomore Zach Heissner have excelled in the early
going for the Seminoles. The tandem finished in the top 100 at the
Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif. Both will attempt to improve
on their early accomplishments with a strong finish at this weekend’s
Other Seminoles to watch this weekend include freshman Aaron
Caruso, who led the Seminoles in his first collegiate race at the West
Pensacola Invitational, and Tommy Kunish, who has been among FSU’s top
five finishers in all of the races he has competed in this year.
Freshman Katie Jeffrey will compete in her second collegiate race after
returning from a leg injury she suffered while competing at the Canadian
National Junior competition this summer. Talented senior Diana Hartnup
will try to regain some of her early season success after a
disappointing showing at the Stanford Invitational.
The race is scheduled for Friday afternoon barring any changes
caused by the weather.