One of the most decorated Florida high school runners in recent years…enters freshman season with a real opportunity to crack the Seminoles’ top seven…was unbeaten in-state as a senior at 2A Lincoln Park Academy through both the cross country and track & field seasons…was Gatorade Florida Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year.
Cross Country: Sat out the competitive season as a redshirt. Indoor: Got his first taste of collegiate action competing in four meets, including the ACC Championships…debuted by winning the 3000 at the Orange & Purple Invitational (8:24.28)…two weeks later established a new personal-best at that distance while finishing fifth at the Razorback Invitational (8:17.40)…ran 14:25.05 for a personal-best in the 5000 at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational…pulled off the 3000-5000 double at the ACC Championships, finishing 17th and 20th, respectively. Outdoor: Redshirted, but competed unattached in the 10,000 at the Penn Relays (31:03.06).
Capped his high school career with a banner senior season, claiming the 2A state title in cross country and following with a sweep of the 1600 and 3200 titles on the track…posted PBs of 8:52.67 – the No. 3 3200 time in Florida high school history – and 4:12.17 in the 1600…accolades included Gatorade Florida Boys Cross Country Performer of the Year, Florida Dairy Farmers Mr. Cross Country and 2017 TC Sports Male Athlete of the Year…outstanding student at Lincoln Park Academy where he was on the Dean’s List all four years and was a member of the National Honor Society and the Beta Club…parents Chris and Jennifer (Drawdy) Pottorff graduated from Florida State…mom was on FSU’s 1994 softball team…plans on majoring in exercise physiology…born Dec. 23, 1998.