SENECA, S.C. — Under controlled conditions the Florida State cross country teams knocked off some rust in Friday’s first full varsity event of the season and came away from the Clemson Invitation encouraged about the future.
Karen Harvey’s women didn’t lace up the spikes, but instead followed a pre-ordained plan to run conservatively early and finish strong. Not only did the Seminoles accomplish their goal but they finished second to the host Tigers.
Junior All-American Jessica Parry led the charge with an eighth-place finish (21:17.8). Senior Hannah Brooks, an All-American in the 1,500 meters on the track and field team, was 10th (21:18.8) and the first of five consecutive `Noles across the finish line.
No. 10 Arizona at Dave Murray Invitational
TUCSON, Ariz. — No. 10 Arizona competed at the Dave Murray Invitational in Tucson. Sophomore Elvin Kibet took first place with junior Jen Bergman finishing second.
The Wildcats had nine runners finish in the top 10, five scorers in the top six and all 14 finishers in the top 22. Arizona had 18 points in first, Northern Arizona had 45 points in second place and Central Arizona had 101 points to finish third.
“I think it went great,” head coach James Li said. “We showed tremendous promise from our relatively young team, both men and women. Obviously the team winning is important, but we are also very happy with how they ran and how they competed.”
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.