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Wayne Antoine

•Junior Transfer

•Brooklyn, N.Y.

•Arkansas State

•Midwood High

A new member of the Florida cross country squad, Antoine lettered one year at Arkansas State University before transferring this fall... He has five collegiate top-10 finishes and one victory while competing for the Indians and has a top 8k cross country time of 25:58.... He has PRs of 1:56 (800m), 3:57 (1500m), 8:43 (3000m) and 15:00 (5000m)... 1999 XC: Competed in five meets...Ran in, but did not finish the SEC Championships....16th at the Gator Invitational in a time of 26:23.38, his best as a Gator... Earned his first top 10 finish for Florida with a seventh place finish at the Nike Twi-Light Invitational in 21:12.76 (4-mile). Prior to Florida : 1998 XC: Competed in six meets for Arkansas State... Top finish was a victory at the Arkansas State Invitational... Top 8k time was 25:58 at the Notre Dame Invitational... Finished in the top 10 in five of the six meets. Prep: All-city honoree four years at Midwood High for cross country and indoor track... Holds records for 1500m, Mile, 3000m and 5000m at Midwood... Placed fourth at USATF Junior Olympics (Houston, Texas) 5k... 5000m National champion in Spokane, Washington.. Ran for Kenyan Runners (Coach John Alston) club team. Personal: Born February 2, 1978...Parents are Urban and Veronica Antoine... Has four siblings, brothers Kerry Antoine and Alister Neckles and sisters Lydia Nekles and Stephanie Antoine... Lists his mother as the person he admires most. Major: Physical Therapy.

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