Oct. 2, 2003
Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida State men’s and women’s cross country teams continue to build upon the success of the 2003 season with a trip to the FLRunners Invite to compete against other Florida colleges on Friday, October 3, 2003. The meet will be held at Ed Radice Sports Complex in Tampa, FL. The women will race at 4:55 p.m. and the men will race 5:25 p.m.
Bethune-Cookman, Eckerd, cross-town rival Florida A& M, Florida Atlantic, Florida Gulf Coast, Florida Memorial, Florida Southern, North Florida, Nova Southeastern, Palm Beach Atlantic, Rollins, Saint Leo, St. Thomas, Stetson, Tampa, Warner and Webber are all scheduled to race in the college division on Friday afternoon.
The Florida State University women’s cross country squad was ranked No. 35 in the latest FinishLynx Women’s Cross Country Rankings, released Monday, September 29. On the men’s side, FSU is in fourth place in the NCAA South Region poll released by the U.S. Cross Country Coaching Association on September 29.
Last Friday, both teams competed at the Great American Cross Country Festival in Cary, N.C. The Lady Seminoles placed fourth in the highly competitive meet while Joep Tigchelaar led the men’s squad to an 11th place finish.
The Garnet and Gold have maintained preseason expectations from fourth year head coach Bob Braman. On the women’s side, they have started the season finishing among the top four schools in every meet. The Seminoles began the 2003 campaign with a second place finish at the Mountaineer Open, a first place victory at the Florida Intercollegiate Championships and earning a fourth place spot at the Great American Cross Country Festival. The Seminole men have two first place finishes during the season, at the Mountaineer Open and the Florida Intercollegiate Championships which was held in Tallahassee.