UCF Cross Country Claims Second Place at FLRunners.com Invitational


Oct. 3, 2009

Complete Results

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - Led for the fourth-straight week by senior Jamie Rzepecki (East Aurora, N.Y.), the UCF cross country team posted four top-10 finishes Friday evening to take second place at the FLRunners.com Invitational at Chain of Lakes Park in Titusville.

With their top-five finishers finishing sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth and 12th, the Knights took second place with 41 points. Jacksonville crossed in the top-five positions and won the meet with a perfect 15 points.

"We showed strides as a team in the meet," said cross country coach Tyangela Sanders. "Any time you can have three of your top-five runners set personal bests it is a positive week. We will keep working hard towards peaking at the conference meet."

Rzepecki just missed a personal best for the second time this season, crossing the line in 18:38.48 for a sixth-place finish.

Fellow senior Erica Weitz () bested her previous personal best of 18:41.58 by three-hundredths of a second, finishing the race in 18:41.55 for seventh place. Junior Ocean Cohen (Sarasota, Fla.) and senior Carley Dart (Whitby, Ontario) were next in eighth and ninth respectively. Dart set a personal best for the second time this season and broke the 19-minute mark for the first time in her career with a time of 18:57.62.

Freshman Alyssa Franks (Tampa, Fla.) also set a personal best, finishing 12th in 19:08.57. The freshman has been in the Knights' top-five spots for each of her three collegiate meets.

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FLRunners.com Invitational
Chain of Lakes Park, Titusville, Fla.
Oct. 2, 2009
6. Jamie Rzepecki, 18:38.48
7. Erica Weitz, 18:41.55
8. Ocean Cohen, 18:48.15
9. Carley Dart, 18:57.62
12. Alyssa Franks, 19:08.57
19. Shannon Kelly, 19:41.28
23. Jaclyn Johnson, 20:03.72
28. Kathia Skinner, 20:25.51
39. Sharlea Robbins, 21:19.94
46. Mason Gardberg, 21:56.71