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BERT FREIRE

Player profile

position
Middle Distance
year
Freshman
hometown
Miami, Fla.
high school
Christopher Columbus

BIO

Performance Profile

Middle distance standout on the track who redshirted as a freshman in cross country and outdoors…three-time Florida 4A state qualifier in the 800, where he won the 2015 title…was runner-up in the 1600 as a senior…also qualified for the state cross country championships three times and posted his best finish (16th) in 2014.

2016-17

Cross Country: Spent the fall building his distance base for the track & field season while taking a redshirt. Indoors: Competed in six meets, highlighted by his performance at the ACC Championships…handled the 800 leg on FSU’s school-record and ACC runner-up DMR (9:33.39) on the opening night of competition…came back a day later with an 800 PB (1:50.70) in the prelims; 11th fastest but just shy of the finals…a fierce racer, he was second in his collegiate 800 debut at the Clemson Invitational and followed with his first career win in a PB at Iowa’s Larry Wieczorek Invitational…lowered his personal-best in the 800 in each of his next three meets and remained a fixture on the DMR throughout the season. Outdoors: Sat out as a redshirt, competing unattached on a limited basis.

Personal:

Brought high school personal-bests of 1:53.03 (800) and 4:16.74 (1600) into the program…his 800 PB came en route to the state title while his 1600 best – an eight-second PB – was registered in the 2016 final…played soccer for Columbus as a freshman and sophomore…selected to National Honor Society as a senior…currently in FSU’s exploratory program…strong student who earned All-ACC Academic honors during the indoor season as a freshman…born Nov. 20, 1997.