TALLAHASEE, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern Sharks men’s and women’s cross-country teams raced in the Florida State Cross-Country Open early on Friday morning, competing against a multitude of NCAA Division I and II programs from across the country. NSU’s women’s cross-country team placed 21st in a 29-team field, while the men placed 23rd.
The women’s race was a 6-kilometer trek, while the men competed on an 8-kilometer course.
INSIDE THE MEET
Women’s Total Score: 602; Average Time: 24:19; Total Time: 2:01:39.50
Men’s Total Score: 741; Average Time: 29:30; 227:30.62
HOW IT HAPPENED – WOMEN’S RACE
- Ivanova Yanes was the first Shark to finish, placing 83rd overall but fourth from the Sunshine State Conference in 23:12.
- Kamila Soja improved her time from the season-opening Palm Beach Atlantic meet, completing the race in 23:39.
- Maya Espinosa placed third for the Sharks with a time of 24:43.
- Corinne Rensshaw (24:57) and Eden Toal (25:06) wrapped up the top-five finishers for Nova Southeastern.
- The women’s meet included a field of nearly 300 runners from around the country from a variety of Division I and II programs.
HOW IT HAPPENED – MEN’S RACE
- Joseph Salerno led the Sharks, completing the race in 28:04.
- Coming right behind Salerno was Trey May, as the sophomore finished the meet in 28:19.
- Haydon Patrick, running his second collegiate meet, was the third Shark to place at the event with a time of 29:57.
- Lucas Mardis (30:28) and Holden Decker (30:40) were the fourth and fifth finishers for Nova Southeastern, respectively.
- The men’s race featured over 260 competitors from across the Division 1 and II levels from all areas of the country.
Nova Southeastern Cross-Country will travel to Lakeland, Fla., to compete in the Florida Runners Meet on Fri., Oct. 1.