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MIKE FOUT

Player profile

CROSS COUNTRY

2010: Spent the majority of his junior season as the Seminoles’ No. 2 runner behind fellow All-American Ciaran O’Lionaird…closed the year by finishing 28th at NCAA Championships in a season-best 10k time of 30:21, collecting his first All-American honor as a Seminole…earned All-South Region honors with a ninth-place finish in Hoover, Ala. in 30:26 as the `Noles finished second…contributed to FSU’s first ACC Cross Country championship…placed 25th at Pre-Nationals in an 8k time of 24:09 as FSU finished third out of 35 teams in its race…was the Seminoles’ No. 1 runner on his home turf at the Notre Dame Invitational, placing ninth in 24:08…collected USTFCCCA All-Academic and All-ACC Academic honors. 2009: Battled injuries throughout his sophomore season but consistently scored for the squad…was 27th at the ACC Championships as FSU finished third…turned in a solid effort at the NCAA South Region, finishing the 10k in 31:50. 2008: Made his Florida State debut at the Notre Dame Invitational, placing 30th in 24:22 over the 8k course in front of friends and family from his home state….finished 51st at Pre-Nationals, also in his home state of Indiana, in 24:27…was 27th for the `Noles at the ACC Championship meet.

TRACK

2011: Enjoyed his finest season on the track, earning a spot at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 10,000…sealed his trip to nationals with a fourth-place finish in the NCAA First Round at the University of Indiana, posting a 29:09.89…Fout’s performance came less than a month after he established a new collegiate best mark of 28:34.50 at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational on the Stanford campus…a month earlier at the Stanford Invitational, Fout secured a fifth-place finish in the 5,000 in a personal best 13:46.19… in a change of pace performance, he logged a personal best 1,500 time of 3:47.15 at the FSU Invitational…his indoor season included a pair of scoring performances at the ACC Championships, placing third in the 5,000 (14:09.15) and sixth in the 3,000 (8:07.8)…earned indoor and outdoor All-ACC Academic honors and outdoor USTFCCCA All-Academic honors. 2010: After a limited indoor campaign, Fout found some success outdoors…he scored an eighth-place finish at the ACC Championships in the 10,000 (30:14.02)…earlier in the year at Stanford’s Payton Jordan Invitational he shaved 20 seconds off his personal best in the 5,000 with a 14:01.25. 2009: Took a redshirt season as a freshman.

Personal

An outstanding student who was on the President’s List with a 4.0 gpa in spring 2010 and has repeatedly been on the Dean’s List throughout his career…has won multiple All-ACC Academic honors…majoring in psychology…aspires to be a physical therapist after completing a professional running career…plays the drums in his spare time…goes by the nickname Skeeterbop…born May 7, 1990.

Personal Bests

Cross Country: 8k – 24:08; 10k – 30:19

Track: 1,500 – 3:47.15; 3,000 (indoor) – 8:07.08; 5,000 – 13:46.19; 10,000 – 28:34.50