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Seminole Men Win NCAA South Regional Championships

Nov. 13, 2004




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Tallahassee, Fla. – The No. 12 Florida State men’s team won the first NCAA South Region Championship in FSU school history on Saturday, November 13, 2004 at the Harry Pritchard Golf Course in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The men finished with 59 points behind four NCAA South Region honorees. Four of the top five men’s runners posted personal best marks putting FSU in first place, one spot ahead of Florida, who finished with 71 points.

“To win the team championship is incredibly exciting,” boasted Braman. “We ran a very tactical meet. It helped our pack guys but not Lemoncello, who finished fifth. The group did a great job. It puts us on schedule for what we’re trying to do for nationals.”

Junior Andrew Lemoncello (St. Andrews, Scotland/Stirling) posted a 10K personal best mark of 29:47.69 to finish fifth. Senior captain Eddy Rodriguez (Miami, FL/FIU) was second for the Seminoles, recording a time of 30:05.38 for eighth place. Sophomore Tom Lancashire (Bolton, England/Turton) and senior Ian Hornabrook (Queensland, Australia/Rend Lake College) crossed the tape in 12th and 13th place, respectively. Lancashire had a personal 10K best (30:11.99) and Hornabrook (30:14.04) also recorded his fastest 10K time. Junior Sean Burris (Rockledge, FL/USF) rounded out the top five scorers, running a 10K personal best time of 30:55.01.

The women’s team finished in fourth place led by freshman Laura Bowerman (Temple Terrace, FL/King), who placed ninth. Bowerman was not only the first Seminole to cross the tape but also the highest placing freshman.

“Laura was ninth and the fastest freshman in the race,” continued Braman. “She missed earning an individual berth to nationals by two spots.”

Bowerman finished the 6K race in ninth place in a collegiate best time of 21:19.71. Senior Natalie Hughes (Grand Junction, CO/Palisade) was right on her heels, taking 12th place in 21:29.33. Freshman Kirsten Hagen (Blacksburg, VA/Christiansburg) was third for FSU in 22:00.58 while sophomore Meredith Urban (Davie, FL/Green Hope (N.C.)) was right behind her in a time of 22:26.89 (46th). Junior Jenny Gomez (Miami, FL/Lourdes Academy) rounded out the top five scorers, posting a time of 23:14.58 for 84th place.


Team finishes (M – 1 of 20 teams) – 1. Florida State (59 points),
2. Florida (71), 3. Georgia (89), 4. Auburn (96), 5. Chattanooga (118), 6. Tennessee (160), t10. Georgia Tech (316), 13. Miami (345).

 Name	Time	Points 
Andrew Lemoncello 29:47.69 4
Eddie Rodriguez 30:05.38 7
Tom Lancashire 30:11.99 11
Ian Hornabrook 30:14.04 12
Sean Burris 30:55.01 25
Mike Walsh 32:04.62 54


Team finishes (W – 4 of 23)
– 1. Tennessee (78), 2. Georgia (80), 3. Chattanooga (140), 4. Florida State (176), 5. Auburn (183), 6. Samford (198), 7. Florida (2), 17. Georgia Tech (397), 19. Miami (498).


Name Time Place

Laura Bowerman 21:19.71 9
Natalie Hughes 21:29.33 12
Kirsten Hagen 22:00.58 27
Meredith Urban 22:26.89 44
Jenny Gomez 23:14.58 84
Kara Newell 23:46.03 100
Cristen Litz 24:19.13 116
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