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ZAK SEDDON

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Returns off his finest collegiate year in 2014-15…earned All-ACC cross country honors for the first time and followed up with his first All-American certificate at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the steeplechase…serving as cross country co-captain for the third consecutive season.

2014-15

Cross Country: Finished a career-best 16th at the ACC Championships, earning All-ACC honors for the first time for the fifth place Noles…placed 15th at the NCAA South Region on FSU’s home course – his third consecutive All-Region performance – as FSU qualified for the NCAA Championships with a runner-up team finish…was FSU’s top finisher at the championship meet. Indoor: Competed in three meets…posted a personal-best 7:59.40 in the 3000m at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational, which ranks No. 7 all-time among Noles…anchored the distance medley relay team to the No. 2 performance in school history (9:39.50) at the same meet…his anchor mile on the distance medley secured a fourth-place finish at the ACC Championships…followed up by finishing fifth in the 3000. Outdoor: Lined up in seven meets outdoors…finished second in the steeplechase (8:36.55) at the Stanford Invitational…followed up two weeks later with a personal-best 1500 (3:42.02) to place sixth at the Mt. SAC Relays…finished second at the ACC Outdoor Championships in the steeplechase, helping the Noles to the team title…was the fastest qualifier in the steeplechase (8:34.84) at the NCAA East Preliminary…placed eighth at the NCAA Championships to earn All-American honors for the first time in his career.

2013-14

Cross Country: Opened his sophomore season by winning the Covered Bridge Open, which earned him ACC Performer of the Week honors…battled through injury the remainder of the season, competing in only three more meets…turned in his finest performance at the NCAA South Region, placing 19th to earn All-Region honors for the second consecutive season. Outdoor: After sitting out the indoor season due to injury, was forced to make a late-season push to qualify for the NCAA East Preliminary in the steeplechase…racing for the third time in as many weeks, he capitalized at the last-chance, Georgia Tech Invitational to post a qualifying time of 8:58.53.

2012-13

Cross Country: Won his collegiate debut at the Virginia Tech Invitational and claimed ACC Performer of the Week honors…helped the men’s team to an impressive fourth-place finish at the Notre Dame Invitational…rebounded from a sub-par ACC Championships performance by placing 17th at the NCAA South Region for All-Region honors as the Noles won the team title on their home course…competed in the NCAA Championships, where the Seminoles finished fifth; the second-best showing in program history. Indoor: Saw limited action indoors, posting a season-best 3000 (8:24.71) at the Razorback Invitational…ran opening 1200m leg on FSU’s fourth-place distance medley relay at the ACC Indoor Championship meet. Outdoor: Capped an outstanding freshman season by qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the steeplechase…suffered a fall in the preliminary heat and did not advance to final…posted the third-fastest time in FSU history for the 3000m steeplechase (8:34.42) at the Payton Jordan Invitational to finish 11th in a field of national and world-class runners…that time ranked No. 2 time in Division I heading into the NCAA postseason….helped men capture the ACC Championship title, winning the steeplechase and finishing fourth in the 1500 (3:45.59).

Personal:

Among a long line of distance standouts from Great Britain to compete for the Seminoles…has demonstrated great range from the 1500m to cross country at the junior level, but thrives in the steeplechase…won the 2013 European Junior Championships steeplechase title, coming off his disappointing NCAA finish…placed ninth in the 3000m steeplechase at the 2012 World Junior Championships…was fifth at the 2011 World Youth Games in the 2000m steeplechase…won the 2011 Commonwealth Games as well as the 2010 European Youth Championship steeplechase titles over 2000m…pursuing degree in business…was coached by his father, Jeff, while competing for Bracknell AC…born June 28, 1994.