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AVA PEEPLES

Player profile

position
Distance
year
Freshman
hometown
Dallas, Texas
high school
Lake Highlands

BIO

PERFORMANCE PROFILE

Highly-recruited talent from Texas brings impeccable credentials to the program…a 2018 Foot Locker Nationals Cross Country finalist…competing in Texas’ largest classification (6A), owns a pair of top-five 3200 finishes at the UIL Championships and was sixth as a senior at the state cross country meet…expected to challenge for a spot in the top seven this season.

2019-20

Cross Country: Talented freshman competed in four meets, including the ACC Championships, and served as the alternate at the NCAA South Region and Championship meets…placed 14th in her FSU debut at the Covered Bridge Open…finished an impressive eighth in the Open division at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational, covering the 5k course in 17:33.8…followed up with a sixth-place finish at the Blazer Classic in her 6k cross country debut in 21:04.4…was the No. 7 finisher for the Noles at the ACC Championships, placing 40th in 21:49.4 – the fifth freshman overall – as FSU placed second.

 

Personal

Selected the Seminoles over a host of options…enters the collegiate ranks with personal-bests on the track of 5:01.87 (1600), 10:34.47 (3200) and 17:03.23 (5000) and owns the Lake Highland High records in all three events…was a seven-time University Interscholastic League (UIL) district champion between cross country and track and was a two-time UIL state qualifier in both sports…wrapped up a banner senior season placing fifth in the 3200 at the UIL Championships…5000 PB came in a sixth-place finish at the Texas Distance Festival in March…followed up a sixth-place finish at the UIL Championships in cross country by finishing seventh at the Nike Cross Nationals South Regional and ninth at the Foot Locker South Regional…was 19th at Foot Locker Nationals in San Diego…outstanding student who graduated in top 10-percent of her class…as two-year member of the National Honor Society…plans to major in exercise physiology…is the daughter of Caryn and Philip Peeples…born Sept. 29, 2000.