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Eddie Ernest-Jones


•Coral Springs, Fla.

•St. Andrew’s High

•All-SEC, 1998

Has four career top-10 finishes (best of third) and bests of 20:45.38 (4-mile), 26:05.04 (8k), and 31:55.00 (10k)... Track PRs are 4:01.21 (1500m), 4:17.16 (Mile), 8:33.79 (i-3k), 14:50.67 (5k) and 31:00.81 (10k)... 1999 XC: Has competed in five meets after fighting through mono during the first month of the season...Placed third for the Gators and 31st overall at the NCAA South Region in 31:16.64...Finished fifth for the Gators and 28th overall at the SEC Championships in 26:23.00...Finished 60th overall at the Wolverine Interregional (26:36)... Took 12th place with a time of 26:10.91 at the Gator Invitational, his best time of the year... In his first race back, finished 86th in a time of 26:46 at the Sam Bell Invitational. 1998 XC: Competed in all six meets for the Gators... 43rd at the NCAA South Regional in 33:05.33... Earned All-SEC honors after finishing 15th at the conference championships... One of only three Gators to take top-10 marks from the first two races of the year... Was seventh at the Nike Twi-Light and eighth at the Tennessee Invitational. 1997 XC: Ran in all eight of UF's races as a sophomore... Best finish was fourth at the Nike Twi-Light Invitational with a time of 20:45.38 over the four-mile course... Placed 24th overall at the SEC Championships in a career-best time of 26:02.3 and was the fifth-highest finishing Gator... Was the fifth-finishing Gator and 45th overall at the NCAA South Region Championships in 32:30... Second-highest finisher for Florida at the NCAA Championships in 31:55, 134th overall. 1996 XC: Competed in all six of Florida's meets... One of Florida's top performers all season in cross country... Set season and personal-best time in 8000m at SEC Championship with 26:52 showing (39th overall)... Finished second among UF runners at the NCAA District III finals with a 32:38 time... Ran 27:25.30 time at Barnett Bank Invitational, placing 10th overall.... Named to 1997 SEC Academic Honor Roll. 1995 XC: Redshirted. Personal: Born David Edward Ernest-Jones on February 6, 1977 in Swindon, England... Nickname is Fast Eddie. Major: Business.

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