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Colby Otero

Colby Otero - Cross Country - Florida State Seminoles

Player profile

(Updated August 2022)
Kailua, HI
high school
other college
Seattle Pacific University

Top Times

Cross Country
8k 24:42.4


Cross Country: Competed at the ACC Championships (26:16.6)… set a new personal best time of 24:42.4 with a 19th place finish in the Open 8k at the FSU Pre-Nationals meet… finished seventh in the 8k at the Alexander Asics Invitational with a time of 25:38.09.


Cross Country: Finished 20th overall at the Mountain Dew Invitational in his FSU XC debut (25:59.25)…did not participate at the FSU Invitational…finished 60th overall at the UAB Blazer Classic with an 8k personal-best time (25:11.10)…competed at the ACC Championships (25:38.5)

Before FSU

Sophomore (2019): Ran in all five meets. … Led the way for SPU at the NCAA West Regionals in Monmouth, placing 63rd overall in 31:40.8 at Ash Creek Preserve. That was by far and away his best-ever time for 10 kilometers, easily eclipsing his previous PR of 32:59.12 from the 2018 West Regionals in Billings. … Also led the Falcons and was 3rd overall at the season-opening PLU Invitational. … Was 48th overall and No. 6 for SPU at the GNAC Championships in snow-covered Billings.

Freshman (2018): Ran in and scored in all six meets, leading the Falcons across the finish line in the first three of those. … Started his college career with a 7th-place overall finish at the season-opening Central Washington Invite. Then placed 22nd overall at the Charles Bowles Invitational, and 54th at the Inland Empire Championships. … Ran No. 3 for the Falcons in both postseason meets, placing 32nd overall at GNAC in 26:03.0 for 8 kilometers at Western Oregon’s Ash Creek Preserve, and 80th overall the NCAA West Regionals at Amend Park in Billings, Mont., with a 10K time of 32:59.12.

Kalaheo High School: Won Hawaii state championship as a senior in 2017, finishing with a 5-kilometer personal-best time of 16 minutes, 21.9 seconds. That gave him a 23-second victory and led Kalaheo to a fifth-place team finish. … Of the seven meets he ran as a senior, won six. … Placed 15th at state as a sophomore.

Personal: Colby Adam Otero. … Education integrated studies major.