TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State cross country teams will continue the 2020-21 season in the winter months, starting in February.
The Seminoles are set to host two meets at the Apalachee Regional Park, first on February 5 and again on March 5 before the NCAA Championships on March 15 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
“We are excited to have a season again,” FSU head coach Bob Braman said. “Our kids are chomping at the bit to get back to the sport they love.”
The women’s team finished the 2020 portion of the season ranked 20th in the USTFCCA poll after placing third at the ACC Championships at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C., with a total of 109 points on Oct. 30.
The Seminoles were led by juniors Addi Coggins and Elizabeth Funderburk, who both captured All-ACC honors.
Coggins was the top runner for the Noles in three of FSU’s four meets, including a fifth place finish in the 6K at the ACC Championships with a personal best of 20:22.3.
Funderburk followed in 15th at 20:36.9 at ACCs, joining Vicky Gill (2001-03), Pilar McShine (2008-10), Colleen Quigley (2011-14) and Susan Kuijken (2006-09) as at least three-time All-ACC honorees.
The Seminoles competed in three meets against stiff competition in 2020, winning the FSU Invitational for the first time since 2017 with a total of 38 points. Freshman Alyson Churchill captured the ACC Freshman of the Week after placing fourth in the 5K with a time of 17:04.9, which was her personal best.
FSU also took second to start of the year at the Mountain Dew Invite in Gainesville, Fla., and was also third at the UAB Blazer invitational (115).
The men’s team finished in ninth place at the ACC Championships with a total of 225 points, led by junior Paul Stafford, who finished in 32nd place with a time of 23:54.0 followed by junior Caleb Potorff in 34th at 23:56.0.
Stafford was recognized twice as the ACC Performer of the Week, first following his victory at the Mountain Dew Invite in the 6K with a time of 24:44.85 and again after the UAB Blazer Classic where he was fifth behind a personal best at 23:30.05.
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