Oct. 18, 2004
Tallahassee, Fla. – Junior Andrew Lemoncello (St. Andrews, Scotland/Stirling) was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Performer of the Week for the third time this season, earning the honor for the week of October 11 – 17, 2004 for his performance at the NCAA Pre-National Meet in Terre Haute, Ind.
Lemoncello led the Seminoles finishing sixth overall in a time of 24:03.9 and was the first finisher among the Atlantic Coast Conference schools. He beat the 2003 ACC Cross Country Champion, N.C. State’s Andy Smith, by 27 seconds. In addition to upsetting the Wolfpack, FSU finished ahead of No. 12 Villanova. His sixth place finish was the second top ten placing at a meet this season. Lemoncello crossed the finish line fourth at the Notre Dame.
The 16-time Scottish National Champion earned the performer of the week honors earlier this season after winning the Florida Intercollegiate Championships in Tallahassee and for his top five mark at the Notre Dame Invitational. His time of 23:48 was one second off the Florida State school record of 23:47 set in 1980 by Larry Greene.
The No. 18 Florida State men’s team recorded its highest finish ever at the preview meet for nationals and beat perennial conference champion, higher-ranked (No. 8) N.C. State in a race for the first time in the history of the program. The men posted 203 points in the meet, 60 points ahead of N.C. State.
FSU returns to action next Saturday (October 30) at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships. The meet, hosted by the University of Maryland, begins at 10:00 a.m. with the women’s race followed by the men at 11:00 a.m.