March 16, 2021

USTFCCCA Recognizes XC All-Americans

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  –   All-America honors for the 2020 NCAA Division I Cross Country season were announced on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Three members of the Florida State cross country teams captured those accolades.

Athletes from member institutions earned All-America recognition by finishing among the top-40 athletes in their gender’s respective races on Monday at the 2020 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

The women’s team finished the cross country season ranked 15th after heading into the NCAA Championships 18th. The Seminoles made their debut in the week one poll at No. 21 on Oct. 27.

FSU crowed two All-America runners in the women’s 6k for the first time since 2012. Junior Maudie Skyring and sophomore Rebecca Clark brought home FSU’s 25th and 26th All-American honor in school history.

“I couldn’t be more ecstatic with these two getting All-American,” FSU head coach Kelly Phillips said. “They both ran indoors and earned All-American honors there and for them to come back and do it again a few days later in cross country was amazing,

“A few weeks ago, Maudie wasn’t even going to do cross country,” Phillips added. “She was going to focus on track and Rebecca being so young, they just shocked me. They were incredible this weekend and I’m so proud of them.”

Junior Adriaan Wildschutt was the national runner-up in the 10k, becoming FSU’s first All-American since 2012.

“Adriaan’s journey to NCAA runner-up is an improbable one,” FSU head coach Bob Braman said. “Injuries and inexperience resulted in him finishing 198th in 2019. This All-American honor was hard-earned and just an incredible performance.”

USTFCCCA Recognizes XC All-Americans

Maudie Skyring • JR • Wollongong, Australia

  • Finished 23rd with a time of 20:40.5, marking the highest finish by a Seminole since Colleen Quigley also placed 23rd in 2014
  • Prior to the race, Skyring won a pair of All-America honors at the 2021 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships. She anchored the distance medley relay to win bronze and finished eighth in the 3,000M
USTFCCCA Recognizes XC All-Americans

Rebecca Clark • SO • Mount Dora, Fla.

  • Captured her first XC All-America nod after finishing 40th with a time of 20:59.3
  • Made her move in the final 1k of the race where she jumped from 62nd to 40th
  • •Placed 12th in the 5,000M at the 2021 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships
USTFCCCA Recognizes XC All-Americans

Adriaan Wildschutt • JR • Ceres, South Africa

  • Won silver in the men’s 10K, producing the highest finish by a Seminole in school history at an NCAA meet
  • Is the first FSU All-American since 2012 and 10th in school history
  • The second-best performance by a runner from the ACC in conference history
  • Set the ACC, FSU and South African national record in the 5,000m on the Friday before the race at the 2021 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships at 13:30.55 for fourth place

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