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STEVEN CROSS

Player profile

year
Freshman
hometown
Merritt Island, Fla.
high school
Merritt Island

BIO

PERFORMANCE PROFILE

Enters his sophomore season expected to contend for the top spot in FSU’s lineup…excelled as a freshman and gained valuable experience on the track in the spring…was the runner-up in the 10,000 at Penn Relays while competing unattached…capped his summer with a gold medal in the 10,000 at the Pan American Games in Peru, while representing Team USA…earned that distinction after winning the USATF Junior Championships 10,000 title.

 

2016-17

Cross Country: Finished the season as the Seminoles No. 2 runner as a true freshman…made debut at adidas XC Challenge with sixth-place overall finish (18:14.7, 6k) – third on team – in an FSU victory placed…was No. 3 finisher at Joe Piane/Notrre Dame Invitational…followed with third-place overall finish at FSU Invitational…finished 31st at ACC Championships (24:10.1, 8k), then missed All-South Region honors by one spot, placing 26th (31:17.2, 10k). Indoor: Competed in three events, highlighted by 8:13.66 3000, finishing third at Bob Pollock Invitational…illness forced him out of ACC Championships 5000 final. Outdoor: Sat out the season as a redshirt, but was outstanding in two meets while competing unattached…finished second in his 10,000 debut at Penn Relays (29:31.22), which is faster than Herb Wills’ FSU freshman school record…also won the Seminole Invitational 5000 (14:21.33)…followed up by becoming the second Seminole to win the USATF Junior Championships 10,000 title (Wills was the first in 1979), then claimed gold while representing Team USA for the first time at the Pan American Games in Peru.

Personal:

Swept FHSAA 3A state titles in cross country and on the track in the 1600 and 3200 as a senior…made his second consecutive Foot Locker National appearance…a three-time state championship qualifier in both the 1600 and 3200, as well as cross country…boasts PBs of 4:13.97 (1600), 9:14.71 (3200) and 15:01.000 (5k cross country)…collected All A Academic Excellence Award each of his final three years at Merritt Island High…also honored for his work in calculus…majoring in computer science at FSU…born May 20, 1998.