First-year Seminole who joins the team after winning the 2017 Hungarian National title in the 5000 outdoors…spent two years competing at Southern Utah, where he helped the team to the 2016 Big Sky cross country title…coming off a big year competing at home, should factor in the front end of the Noles lineup.
Cross Country: In his first season with the Noles was a fixture in the scoring lineup through five meets…finished 6th at the FSU Invitational…turned in his finest effort at the ACC Championships, placing 31st in 24:14.4 over 8k…was 41st at the NCAA South Region Championships (32:08.9, 10k). Indoor: Lined up in five meets…posted a new personal-best in the mile at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational (4:05.84)…anchored the DMR at the ACC Championships as the Noles finished eighth in 9:46.05; the No. 6 time in program history. Outdoor: Saw action in seven meets, focusing primarily on the 1500…season-best 3:51.70 came in fourth-place finish at the Seminole Twilight…also ran the 1500 and 5000 at the ACC Championships.
Made the most of spending the 2016-17 year back home in Hungary after two years competing at Southern Utah, where he was a teammate of ’16 Nole Ibrahim Ahmed…was runner-up for the second time at the 2017 Hungarian Indoor Nationals in the 3000…followed by winning his first Hungarian Outdoor national title in the 5000…was seventh at the ’17 European U23 Championships in the 5000…has represented his country at least nine times in European and World competitions between cross country and track & field…a six-time junior national champion…pulled the 5000/10,000 double at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Eugene, Ore….owns PBs of 3:46.77 (1500), 8:12.69 (3000), 14:11.35 (5000) and 30:04 (10,000).
Plans to complete his undergraduate degree at FSU in International Affairs…prior to embarking on running career, spent eight years as a competitive kayaker…is the son of Gyorgy Pisch and Magdolna Andrea Toth Pishne…born Sept. 12, 1995.