September 21, 2000 - by
Lady ‘Noles Place Second In Crimson Classic Cross Country Invitational

Sept. 21, 2000

The Lady Noles nearly pulled off the biggest upset in the program’s history with their second place finish at the Crimson Classic Cross Country Invitational held at the University of Alabama. The University of South Florida, the defending South Region Champion, won the meet with a team total of 55 points edging out the Noles who finished close behind with 58 points.

Freshmen Amy Pleckaitis lead the Lady Noles with a 3rd
place finished and a personal best of 17:35 over the rolling 5000m
course. Brooke Bastien continued her strong showing with her time
of 17:54, good enough for 7th overall. The Lady Noles then went
on to finish 15th Katie Jeffrey 18:05, 16th Cynthia Campbell 18:05,
and 17th Kim Winn 18:09.

The outstanding performance by the Lady Noles is a giant
step toward their ultimate goal of a trip to the national championships
held later this fall at Iowa State University.

Top 10 individual finishers Top 10 team scores (26 teams in the race)
1. Ashley Labudde Alabama 17:04 1. University of South Florida 55 pts
2. Michaela Mannova New Orleans 17:06 2. Florida State Univ 58 pts
3. Amy Pleckaitis Florida State 17:35 3. Belmont Univ 126 pts
4. Radka Holubova New Orleans 17:38 4. Kentucky 166 pts
5. Aly Mills Alabama 17:46 5. New Orleans 180 pts
6. Tiffany Quinn Univ. of S. Florida 17:52 6. Samford 196 pts
7. Brooke Bastien Florida State 17:54 7. Univ. of Alabama 210 pts
8. Katerina Sobanova New Orleans 17:56 8. Mississippi State 216 pts
9. Keely Weaver Belmont 17:58 9. Emory Univ 252 pts
10. Cori Kill Univ. of S. Florida 17:58 10. Tennessee Tech 256 pts

Seminole Finishers at a Glance:

3rd Amy Pleckaitis 17:35 (Freshmen: Woodbridge, CT) Personal Best

7th Brooke Bastien 17:54 (Junior: Brooksville, FL) 1:35min improvement from last year on the same course

15th Katie Jeffrey 18:05 (Sophomore: Canada) 1:30min improvement from last race.

16th Cynthia Campbell 18:05 (Senior: Canada) 50sec improvement from last year on the same course.

17th Kim Winn 18:09 (Sophomore: Tallahassee, FL) 5:30 high school miler.

32nd Andrea Dulmage 18:38 (Sophomore: Lake Brantley, FL) 1:00min improvement from last year on same course

51st Beth Lukens 19:10 (Freshmen: Sarasota, FL) Personal Best

57th Rachel Marsh 19:16 (Freshmen: Kississmmee, FL) 22min+ high school 3 mile PR.

70th Erica Lazarus 19:32 (Junior: Wellington, FL) 14:20 HS 3200m PR

75th Misty Harper 19:37 (Sophomore: Seminole, FL)

76th Lauren Beaulieu 19:40 (Junior: Taravella, FL) Transfer from Ole Miss

85th Laurel Slyck 19:51 (Junior: Germany) 1st year competitive running.

Up next for the Seminoles will be the Notre Dame Invitational held in South Bend Indiana on October 6th.

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