TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Junior Adriaan Wildschutt brought home his first career victory as a Seminole, as the Florida State men’s cross country team finished third in a very tight, top-heavy field at the FSU XC Last Chance meet.
On a picturesque Friday morning at the Apalachee Regional Park, the Seminoles had two runners in the top five and four in the top 15, completing the race with a total of 49 points ahead of Temple (117) and South Florida (153). RV Syracuse (31) took home the team title ahead of No. 17 Michigan (42).
“If today was a regional meet, we would be through to nationals after that performance,” FSU head coach Bob Braman said. “We ran really well. We didn’t leave a lot of meat on the bone,
“Our first, second and third runners were great. Our fourth and fifth runners ran very hard, but it wasn’t a perfect day for them. They gave it everything they had and that’s all I could have asked for.”
Wildschutt’s first place finish in this event is his second top-three finish in as many races this season since arriving in January. He also ran the eighth-fastest men’s 8K in APR history.
Senior Ahmed Muhumed placed in the top five, making a late charge at the end to come in at fourth overall with a personal-best 8k time of 23:50.0. He came back from as low as 18th to find his way back into the top 10 and stretched his way from seventh to fourth between the final two checkpoints.
Redshirt sophomore Jacob Holmes also had a career…