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FATEMA JAFFER

Player profile

position
Distance
year
Sophomore
hometown
Longwood, Fla.
high school
Lake Mary

BIO

PERFORMANCE PROFILE

Dedicated distance runner who has been a two-year fixture in the top seven for the cross country team…competed in a career-high seven cross country races last season, including her second consecutive ACC and NCAA South Region meets…has more cross country race starts as a Nole than anyone on the roster.

2016-17

Cross Country: Posted her best team finish – third – in the season-opening Covered Bridge Open (19:16.40)…followed up with an 18:29.5 5k at the adidas XC Challenge, placing 30th overall and fifth on team…was No. 5 scorer and 19th overall at the FSU Invitational…closed season as No. 6 finisher at ACC Championships and No. 7 at South Region. Indoors: Ran a pair of 5000-meter races at Clemson, including her indoor season-best 18:05.17 at the Clemson Invitational, where she was second overall…finished third two weeks later at the Bob Pollock Invitational. Outdoors: Turned in her most consistent season on the track over the course of five meets, capped by her SB 17:53.12 5000 at the Seminole Twilight…posted a new PB in the 1500 at the FSU Relays…was well on the way to shattering her PB in the 10,000 at the season-opening FAMU Relays when she lost a shoe and was forced to pull out.

 

2015-16

Cross Country: In the varsity lineup for six meets…posted season-best 5000 (18:39.7) at Coast to Coast Battle in Beantown…top performance at 6000m came at home in the ACC Championships where she finished fifth among Noles in 22:03.8 to place 67th. Indoor: competed in three meets and established new personal-best in the 3000m at the UAB Blazer Invitational (10:23.59) and the 5000 at the Conference Clash/Power 5 Inivite (17:52.32). Outdoor: saw action in six meets outdoors…had season-bests of 37:38.20 in the 10,000m at the Raleigh Relays and 17:46.63 in the 5000 at the Seminole Invitational…placed 16th in the 10,000 when FSU hosted the ACC Championships.

Personal:

Distinguished student academically, graduating Suma Cum Laude from Lake Mary…selected to both the National Honor Society and the Spansh Honor Society…on the Principal’s Honor Roll all four years…four-year member of the debate club…three-year class officer, serving as the senior class president…also competed on the weightlifting team as a freshman…capped her senior season at Lake Mary by winning the FACA Senior All-State cross country title at the ARP, after placing sixth at the 4A state championship meet on the same course…placed fourth at the 2015 4A state track & Field meet in the 3200, improving from sixth as a junior…won multiple district, conference and team MVP honors…earned third-team Footlocker South honors in 2014…majoring in political science…born Nov. 2, 1996.