October 28, 2006 - by
Seminoles Finish 2nd And 4th, Respectively, At ACC Meet

Oct. 28, 2006


The Florida State men’s and women’s cross country programs earned top five finishes at the 2006 ACC Cross Country Championships held in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday morning. For the fourth straight season, the men’s squad finished second while the women’s team earned its best mark with a fourth-place finish.


 


Rounding out the top five team finishes on the men’s side were: 1. NC State (31 pts); 2. FSU (79 pts); 3. Virginia (87 pts); 4. Duke (124 pts); 5. Clemson (132 pts).


 


“On the men’s side, we got beat by probably a better team today,” FSU head coach Bob Braman said. “I really think two things. One, we’ve been training really hard and I think we may have been tired. Secondly, it was really, really hilly and there’s just nothing we can really do in Tallahassee to prepare for that. We’ll be looking ahead to regionals and nationals and try to still be a top 10 team. That’s our goal.”


 


The Florida State women finished with 118 points, the Seminoles’ lowest score ever. The top five on the women’s side: 1. NC State (59 pts); 2. Duke (88 pts); Virginia (104 pts); Florida State (118 pts); 5. Virginia Tech (123 pts).


 


“In the big picture on the women’s side, we made a lot of progress this year and I’m real proud of that,” Braman said. “Susan Kuijken was our first in and she finished sixth and made all-conference and just missed being Freshman of the Year. Amy Huss was 15th and missed all-conference by one spot. Jessica Crate was 24th, so pretty solid. After that, we had a good pack but the pack was maybe a few spots from where we’d like to have been on a perfect day, but it was a good solid day, our highest finish ever.


 


“Both teams have a lot to look forward to with regionals and nationals in front of us and there is a lot of work still to be done.”


 


Individually, Andrew Lemoncello and Tom Lancashire earned all-conference honors with second and 10th place finishes, respectively. Kuijken earned all-conference honors for the Florida State women.


 

MEN’S TEAM FINISHES:
 
Rank Team                      Total    1    2    3    4    5   *6   *7 
   1 NC State                     31    4    5    6    7    9   13   18          
      Total Time:  2:02:00.20                                                    
         Average:    24:24.04                                                    
   2 Florida State                79    2   10   16   19   32   36   60          
      Total Time:  2:04:22.30                                                    
         Average:    24:52.46                                                    
   3 Virginia                     87    3   14   15   21   34   38   42          
      Total Time:  2:04:24.11                                                    
         Average:    24:52.82                                                    
   4 Duke                        124   11   17   30   31   35   37   48          
      Total Time:  2:06:44.40                                                    
         Average:    25:20.88                                                    
   5 Clemson                     132    1    8   33   41   49   66   73          
      Total Time:  2:06:17.30                                                    
         Average:    25:15.46                                                    
   6 Virginia Tech               145   20   23   25   26   51   54   65          
      Total Time:  2:07:45.80                                                    
         Average:    25:33.16                                                    
   7 Boston College              196   12   39   40   50   55   61   71          
      Total Time:  2:08:59.20                                                    
         Average:    25:47.84                                                    
   8 North Carolina              213   24   27   47   56   59   62   68          
      Total Time:  2:09:51.70                                                    
         Average:    25:58.34                                                    
   9 Wake Forest                 217   28   43   44   45   57   63   74          
      Total Time:  2:09:56.50                                                    
         Average:    25:59.30                                                    
  10 Maryland                    261   29   46   53   64   69   70   75          
      Total Time:  2:11:14.80                                                    
         Average:    26:14.96                                                    
  11 Georgia Tech                315   22   58   76   77   82   83   84          
      Total Time:  2:13:31.80                                                    
         Average:    26:42.36                                                    
  12 Miami                       348   52   67   72   78   79   80   81          
      Total Time:  2:14:03.90                                                    

                 Average:    26:48.78       


 

FSU MEN INDIVIDUALLY:
    Name                      Year School               Finals  Points      
  2 Andrew Lemoncello         SR Florida State          24:00.3    2             
 10 Tom Lancashire            SR Florida State          24:38.9   10             
 16 Luke Gunn                 JR Florida State          24:54.9   16             
 20 Mark Buckingham           JR Florida State          25:05.6   19             
 33 Javier Cruz               SO Florida State          25:42.6   32              
 37 Chris Nickinson           JR Florida State          25:49.9   36
 61 Luke Beevor               JR Florida State          26:25.1   60             
 68 Trey Andrews              FR Florida State          26:40.9                   

 

WOMEN’S TEAM FINISHES:
Rank Team                      Total    1    2    3    4    5   *6   *7   
   1 NC State                     59    1    4    9   13   32   34   43          
      Total Time:  1:47:28.10                                                    
         Average:    21:29.62                                                    
   2 Duke                         88    3    7   22   26   30   46   58          
      Total Time:  1:49:26.30                                                    
         Average:    21:53.26                                                    
   3 Virginia                    104    5    8   10   28   53   64   67          
      Total Time:  1:49:51.00                                                    
         Average:    21:58.20                                                    
   4 Florida State               118    6   15   24   35   38   39   40          
      Total Time:  1:50:49.60                                                    
         Average:    22:09.92                                                    
   5 Virginia Tech               123   16   17   23   25   42   62   69          
      Total Time:  1:51:11.50                                                    
         Average:    22:14.30                                                    
   6 North Carolina              138   11   14   21   44   48   54   59          
      Total Time:  1:51:33.00                                                    
         Average:    22:18.60                                                    
   7 Boston College              150   12   19   33   37   49   51   73          
      Total Time:  1:52:05.00                                                    
         Average:    22:25.00                                                    
   8 Wake Forest                 166    2   31   41   45   47   60   65          
      Total Time:  1:52:12.60                                                    
         Average:    22:26.52                                                    
   9 Georgia Tech                194   20   27   29   55   63   72   74          
      Total Time:  1:53:56.10                                                    
         Average:    22:47.22                                                    
  10 Maryland                    217   18   36   50   56   57   61   71          
      Total Time:  1:54:46.70                                                    
         Average:    22:57.34                                                    
  11 Clemson                     343   52   68   70   76   77   78   79          
      Total Time:  2:01:39.20                                                    
         Average:    24:19.84                                                    
  12 Miami                       384   66   75   80   81   82   83   84          
      Total Time:  2:11:09.70                                                    

                   Average:    26:13.94                                


 

  FSU WOMEN INDIVIDUALLY:
    Name                      Year School               Finals  Points      
  6 Susan Kuijken             FR Florida State          21:20.2    6             
 15 Amy Huss                  JR Florida State          21:54.2   15             
 24 Jessica Crate             SR Florida State          22:13.2   24             
 35 Abi Wilshire              SR Florida State          22:39.3   35             
 38 Lydia Willemse            SO Florida State          22:42.7   38             
 39 Kirsten Hagen             JR Florida State          22:44.3   39             
 40 Laura Bowerman            JR Florida State          22:45.1   40             
 57 Barbara Parker            JR Florida State          23:20.5                  

       

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