November 11, 2021 - by
No. 23/9 Noles Ready to Battle for South Region Crown

NCAA South Regional Information

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State Cross Country teams will travel to Huntsville, Alabama for the NCAA South Regional Championships on Friday, Nov. 12 at the John Hunt Cross Country Course.

“Both teams are excited to finally get to the NCAA Championship series,” FSU head coach Bob Braman said. “The regular season has gone really well and we’re in a great position to qualify for nationals next week since we’ve accumulated quite a few quality wins this season.”

The No. 9 women will compete in the 6k starting at 9:30 a.m. ET.

After a strong performance at the ACC Championships where the Noles finished third, the women climbed one spot in the USTFCCCA national rankings and reclaimed the top spot in the South Region.

The men’s 10k will begin at 10:30 a.m. ET for the No. 23 Seminoles. Heading into regionals, the men are ranked second in the South.

“The men are particularly excited to move up to the 10k distance,” Braman said. “We’ve structured our entire training to be able to run two 10k’s well in just eight days,

“Competitively, the two races on Friday mirror each other with the top three teams,” Braman added. “We’ve raced Alabama and Ole Miss twice and fared well, so I expect it’ll be a dog fight to see who wins.”

The meet is open to spectators, and live timing will be available at https://live.xpresstiming.com/meets/11059.

While the 2020 regionals were canceled due to COVID-19, the Noles are looking to further the success from the 2019 meet.

For the women, Maudie Skyring finished fourth overall to lead the team to a first-place finish in the South. Fellow seniors Lauren Ryan (15th) and Rebecca Clark (22nd) also contributed to the victory.

The men returned numerous finishers from the 2019 regional team including Caleb Pottorff, Jacob Holmes, and Silas Griffith. Adriaan Wildschutt and Ahmed Muhumed are aiming to lead the field in their first South regional meet in the Garnet and Gold.

The Meet

FSU will compete against the other teams in the South region which is comprised of schools from Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

The men’s race will feature 29 schools, including two ranked teams.

  • 19 Mississippi
  • 23 Florida State
  • Alabama
  • Auburn
  • Belmont
  • Chattanooga
  • East Tennessee State
  • Florida
  • Florida Atlantic
  • Florida Gulf Coast
  • Georgia
  • Georgia Tech
  • Jackson State
  • Jacksonville State
  • Kennesaw State
  • Lipscomb
  • Memphis
  • Mercer
  • Miami
  • Middle Tennessee State
  • North Florida
  • South Alabama
  • South Florida
  • Stetson
  • Tennessee
  • Tennessee Tech
  • Tennessee-Martin
  • Troy
  • Vanderbilt

The women’s race will showcase 40 schools, including three ranked squads.

  • 9 Florida State
  • 11 Alabama
  • 15 Mississippi
  • Alabama-Birmingham
  • Alabama State
  • Alcorn State
  • Auburn
  • Belmont
  • Central Florida
  • Chattanooga
  • East Tennessee State
  • Florida
  • Florida Atlantic
  • Florida Gulf Coast
  • Florida International
  • Georgia
  • Georgia Southern
  • Georgia State
  • Georgia Tech
  • Jackson State
  • Jacksonville
  • Jacksonville State
  • Kennesaw State
  • Lipscomb
  • Memphis
  • Mercer
  • Miami
  • Middle Tennessee State
  • Mississippi State
  • North Florida
  • Samford
  • South Alabama
  • South Florida
  • Southern Mississippi
  • Stetson
  • Tennessee
  • Tennessee Tech
  • Tennessee-Martin
  • Troy
  • Vanderbilt

The Last Time Out

The Seminoles competed at the ACC Championships on Oct. 29 in South Bend, Indiana against a tough field.

The meet was highlighted by a win in the men’s 8k by Adriaan Wildschutt (23:07.0) and a strong third-place finish by Ahmed Muhumed (23:24.0).

Wildschutt earned the third ACC men’s individual title in FSU history. Both podium finishers earned All-ACC honors, and the men’s team finished fifth overall.

Seniors Lauren Ryan and Maudie Skyring led the women to a third-place finish overall. Ryan finished in 11th (20:40.8) with Skyring not far behind in 13th (20:44.8). Both runners captured All-ACC honors for the second time in their careers.

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