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Striders Sprint to Disney

Oct. 7, 2005

Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida State Striders will travel to Orlando, Fla. for the 10th Annual Walt Disney Invitational on Saturday, October 8, 2005. The women’s 5K will begin at 8:55 a.m.

At the 2004 Disney Invitational, the Striders finished in 13th place of 32 teams with 350 points. Sophomore Audrey Hand (Virginia Beach, Va. / Kellam) led the way for the Seminoles as she finished the race in 43rd place with a time of 19:33.04.

In their last competition, the Flrunners.com Invitational on Friday September 30, 2005, the Striders won a team championship and recorded a season low 66 points. Hand finished the race in eighth place with a time of 19:26.90. She was followed by sophomores Julia Vola (Boca Raton, Fla. / Spanish River) and Shannon Coates (Delray Beach, Fla. / Spanish River) who finished the race in 18th place (20:03.10) and 19th place (20:03.36), respectively.

The Florida State No. 17 men’s and women’s varsity squads will be back in action on Saturday, October 15, in Terre Haute, Ind. for the NCAA Pre-Nationals Meet. They will then host the 2005 ACC Championships at Miccosukee Greenway on Monday, October 31.

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