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Caleb Pottorff

Caleb Pottorff - Cross Country - Florida State Seminoles

Player profile

(Updated July 2021)
Redshirt Senior
Ft. Pierce, Fla.
high school
Lincoln Park Academy

Top Times

Cross Country Indoor Outdoor  
5 mile 24:26.2 3000m 8:17.40 10,000m 29:09.80
8k 23:56.0 5000m 14:18.21
10k 30:46.4 10,000m 30:16.30





2018, 2019 - All-South Region
20222 USTFCCCA All-Academic Honoree


Outdoor T&F: Named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team…Clocked a 30:15.60 in the 10,000m run at the NCAA East Preliminary…Ran a 30:56.03 in the 10,000m run at the ACC Championships…Lowered his personal best in the 10000m run at the Virginia Challenge with a time of 29:09.80 to finish seventh…Finished the 10000m with a personal best time of 30:16.30 at the Raleigh Relays.

Cross Country: Competed at the NCAA Championships and recorded a 10k time of 31:05.7… finished 63rd at the NCAA South Regional meet with a 10k time of 31:33.89… placed 72nd at ACC Championships with a time of 24:58.0… recorded a time of 26:27.8 at the Joe Piane Invitational in the 5 mile race… finished 74th overall in the 8k at the FSU Open with a time of 25:46.9.

Indoor T&F: Finished 38th in the 3000m with a time of 8:24.89 and 38th in the 5000m with a time of 15:12.60 at the ACC Indoor Championships… Finished 8th in the 3000m with a season best 8:20.13 at the Tyson Invitational… Finished 32nd in the 3000m with a time of 8:42.56 at the Clemson bob Pollock Invitational.



Cross Country: Finished fifth overall at the Mountain Dew Invitational (25:15.42)…finished 18th overall at the FSU Invitational (24:57.2)…did not participate at the UAB Blazer Classic…placed 34th at the ACC Championships with a time of 23:56.0…finished 46th at the FSU Winter XC Classic (24:24.1)…finished 22nd at the FSU Winter XC Last Chance meet (24:50.5)…All-ACC Academic team

Indoor T&F: Placed 13th in the 5000m behind a personal best of 14:18.21 in the 5000m at the ACC Championships


Cross Country: Finished fourth overall in the season opener at Covered Bridge and followed with a 16th-place finish at the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational…recorded a 5-mile personal-best against a stacked field at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational (24:26.2) but finished 70th; faster but 47 spots behind his 2018 finish…was a solid 50th at the Under Armour Pre-Nationals, but came home 56th at the ACC Championships…rose up to deliver his best performance at the NCAA South Region meet, placing 15ht in 30:46.4 for All-Region honors to lead the team…was No. 5 finisher in the NCAA season-finale. Indoor: season limited to two meets by injury, competing in the 5000 at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational and the 3000 at the Indiana Relays.




Cross Country: Led the Noles back to the NCAA Championships…won his first two races (Covered Bridge Open and at Boston University) and was awarded with a pair of ACC Performer of the Week honors…was 23rd overall at Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational, finishing the five-mile course in 23:58.5…was the runner-up at the UAB Blazer Classic, rallying the Noles to the team victory…placed 11th at his first ACC Championship meet, closing out the 8k at Boston’s Franklin Park in 23:58.5 to become the first FSU freshman to earn All-ACC honors since Jakub Zivec in 2010…finished ninth on the Noles’ home course at the South Region meet, guiding FSU to a runner-up finish and an NCAA Championships berth…one of four Noles to earn All-Region honors…selected to All-ACC Academic and USTFCCCA All-Academic teams. Indoor: redshirted. Outdoor: missed season due to injury.



Cross Country: Sat out the competitive season as a redshirt. Indoor: Got his first taste of collegiate action competing in four meets, including the ACC Championships…debuted by winning the 3000 at the Orange & Purple Invitational (8:24.28)…two weeks later established a new personal-best at that distance while finishing fifth at the Razorback Invitational (8:17.40)…ran 14:25.05 for a personal-best in the 5000 at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational…pulled off the 3000-5000 double at the ACC Championships, finishing 17th and 20th, respectively. Outdoor: Redshirted, but competed unattached in the 10,000 at the Penn Relays (31:03.06).


Capped his high school career with a banner senior season, claiming the 2A state title in cross country and following with a sweep of the 1600 and 3200 titles on the track…posted PBs of 8:52.67 – the No. 3 3200 time in Florida high school history – and 4:12.17 in the 1600…unbeaten as a senior in-state, his accolades included Gatorade Florida Boys Cross Country Performer of the Year, Florida Dairy Farmers Mr. Cross Country and 2017 TC Sports Male Athlete of the Year…outstanding student at Lincoln Park Academy where he was on the Dean’s List all four years and was a member of the National Honor Society and the Beta Club…parents Chris and Jennifer (Drawdy) Pottorff graduated from Florida State…mom was on FSU’s 1994 softball team…majoring in exercise physiology…born Dec. 23, 1998.