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JACK GOODWIN

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Proven redshirt senior distance runner who isn’t afraid to lead and will serve as a co-captain…fixture in FSU’s top three for cross country in 2014, earning All-ACC and All South Region honors…qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the 5000.

2014-15

Cross Country: Made his FSU debut memorable by placing 32nd overall at the Notre Dame Invitational, helping the Noles to a fourth-place finish…took the lead early at the loaded Wisconsin Invitational and came home 48th (8k, 24:20) for the ninth-place Noles…finished 12th at the ACC Championships – second on team – covering the 8k course in 23:38.7 as FSU placed fifth…turned in a strong sixth-place NCAA South Region performance on FSU’s home course, as the Noles finished second to clinch a spot at the NCAA Championships. Indoor: Competed in only three meets, highlighted by his sixth-place finish in the 5000 (12:12.97) at the ACC Championships…also ran the 3000 at the Razorback and David Hemery Valentine Invitational in his first taste of indoor competition. Outdoor: Battled injury early in season but rebounded for a big finish…opened up at the Payton Jordan Invitational by running 14:12.97 in the 5000…provided a big lift with his fourth-place finish at the ACC Championships in the 5000 (14:08.24)…two weeks later grabbed the final NCAA Championships qualifying spot by finishing 12th in a personal-best 14:01.83…was unable to finish at the NCAA Championships due to illness.

Before FSU:

Excelled in cross country and track as a scholarship athlete at the University of Bedfordshire in England…was a member of Great Britain’s gold medal-winning U23 and U20 European Cross Country Championships teams…posted the fastest U20 5000m (14:03.65) in Europe in 2012…finished eighth at the 2014 BUCS (British Universities Championships) in cross country…was a standout in cross country and track at the Wootton Upper School.

Personal:

Earned his undergraduate degrees with honors in Sports and Physical Education from Bedfordshire…in addition to running, also competed in rugby and basketball…hometown in Bedford…is the son of Simon and Irene Goodwin…pursuing graduate degree at Florida State in international affairs…born June 7, 1993.