Sept. 30, 2005
Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida State No. 18 men’s and No. 28 women’s teams both had very strong showings at the Notre Dame Invitational in South Bend, IN on Friday, September 30, 2005. The men’s team finished in fourth-place with 159 points and the women’s team placed 12th with 321 points.
The men’s team finished ahead of higher ranked No. 1 Wisconsin, who placed fifth with 159 points, and No. 17 Butler, who placed 15th. The Seminoles were led by senior Andrew Lemoncello (St. Andrews/ Scotland) who finished the 8K in 24:00, good for 11th place. Junior Tom Lancashire (Bolton, England/ Turton) was the next Seminole to finish as he claimed 17th place with a time of 24:08. Senior Sean Burris (Rockledge, FL/ USF) crossed the finish line in 24th place with a time of 24:23. Junior Phil Nichols (Wolverhampton, England/ Birmingham) and senior Kevin Cook (Fern Park, FL/ Lyman) rounded out the Seminoles’ top five as they finished in 45th (24:48) and 62nd (25:02), respectively.
The women’s team was led by sophomore Laura Bowerman (Temple Terrance, FL/ King) who set a new personal collegiate best 5K with a time of 17:07 as she finished in 8th place. Freshman Lydia Willemse (Forest, Ontario/ St. Christopher) was the next Seminole to finish as she claimed 59th place with a time of 17:57. Abbie Wilshire (Bristol, England/ Birmingham) then took 67th place in 18:05. Juniors Kara Newell (Tallahassee, FL/ Boston University) and Jessica Crate (Brights Grove, Ontario/Arizona State) rounded out the Seminoles’ scoring as they finished in 90th place (18:22) and 105th place (18:30).
On Saturday, October 15, the Seminoles will travel to Terre Haunte, IN for the NCAA Pre-Nationals Meet. After that they will return home to host the 2005 ACC Championships at the Miccosukee Greenway on Monday, October 31.