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A surprising and impressive season for UF cross country's women continued on Friday as they finished second at the NCAA South Regional in Tallahassee.
Junior Jessica Pascoe has accomplished a lot this season.
The Florida cross country team will try to embrace the underdog role today when it competes with the rest of the Southeastern Conference at the SEC Championships.
The UF cross country teams took advantage of their home-field advantage Saturday morning. Well, their home-course advantage.
By the time sophomore Jessica Pascoe reached the 2700-meter mark, the discomfort in her heel was too much to handle. Just under 11 minutes into the NCAA South Regional Championship on Nov. 10, Pascoe retired to the sidelines to nurse the stabbing pain in the back of her foot.
The Gators men’s and women's cross country teams ended their season at the NCAA South Regional Championship Friday.
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Marshall Dillon hasn’t wasted any time making an impact for the UF men’s cross country team. In his third career race for the Gators, the redshirt freshman posted a personal-best time and 38th-place finish at the SEC Championships on Friday in Athens, Georgia.
After finishing their last two meets of the regular season within the top five of the leaderboard, the Gators men’s and women’s cross country teams will compete in the SEC Championships in Athens, Georgia, this morning.
Jessica Pascoe waited nine months to run with the Gators women’s cross country team again. This was abnormal for a UF runner, as they usually compete not only with cross country in the fall but the indoor and outdoor track and field in the spring as well. But when a tightness started to aggravate her foot, the Australia native knew she would not be able to make a return to the course anytime soon.
In their last meet of the regular season, both the men’s and women’s cross country teams placed third at the FSU Invitational.
Coming off their only home meet of the season, the Gators men’s and women’s cross country teams will take to Apalachee Regional Park today for the Florida State Invitational.
For the fourth-consecutive year, the Florida women’s cross country team finished in first place in their only home meet of the season at the Mountain Dew Invitational this Saturday. Three runners were able to finish in the top 15, while the men’s team placed third in the event overall.
The Florida men’s and women’s cross country teams will return to regular season action on Saturday at the Mountain Dew Invitational, hosted at the Mark Bostick Golf Course in Gainesville.
With Category 4 Hurricane Irma threatening to reign over Florida, the Gators men’s and women’s cross country season began earlier than planned this year. After saying goodbye to standouts such as Taylor Tubbs on the women’s team and Carlos Miranda on the men’s team, younger players have proven they can rise to the occasion after Thursday’s performance at the North Florida Invitational in Jacksonville, previously scheduled for Saturday morning.
The UF Cross Country team’s season came to an end on Nov. 11 in Tallahassee at the NCAA South Regional Championship. Both the men and women’s teams finished outside of the top two, which would have directly qualified them to nationals.
The Florida men and women’s cross country teams competed in the Southeastern Conference Championship at the University of Arkansas’ Agri Park on Friday.