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Stephen Smeyak

  • Senior
  • Gainesville, Fla.
  • Buchholz High
  • All-SEC, ’97
  • All-Region, ’97

What Coach Brown Says: "Stephen Smeyak is about as well-rounded an individual as you can have as your team captain on a cross country program. Academics, work ethic, talent, attitude all add up to the big time and that pretty much says it all." 1997-98: Team Captain... named to SEC Academic Honor Roll... placed 136th (3rd Gator) at the 1997 NCAA Championships in 31:57... first Gator and 19th overall at NCAA South Regional Championships in 31.49... first Gator and 12th overall at 1997 SEC Championships in 25:06 earning all-SEC honors... top Gator finisher in six of the team’s eight meets... placed seventh in the 10,000m (31:21.45) at the SEC Championships and 14th in the 5,000m (15:13.25)... ran a personal-best in the 10,000m at the Penn Relays (30:28.15) to finish in 33rd place... placed third in the 3,000m (8:33.25) at the Barnett Bank Invitational... placed 10th in the 5,000m with a personal-best time of 14:57.13 at the SEC Indoor Championships. 1996-97: Redshirted cross country season... named to SEC Academic Honor Roll... set since-beaten career-best in 10,000m run by 11 seconds with a 30:32.59 seventh place performance... finished third in 3,000m run with a personal-best 8:29.28 at Barnett Bank Invitational. 1995-96: Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll... competed in all six meets... finished among team’s top four runners on five occasions... earned career-best finish at season-opening 8,000m Nike Twilight Invitational, placing second in 26:49.3... finished 26th overall, third for UF, in 25:39 at 8K SEC Championships... finished ninth in 5,000m with indoor personal-best 15:10.96 at SEC Championships. 1994-95: Finished 56th overall in 27:04.4 at 8,000m SEC Championship... recorded personal-best 8,000 meter time of 26:14.5, finishing 11th overall at Florida State Invitational... earned 10th place finish, sixth for UF, at season-opening five-mile Twi-Light Invitational in 26:35... ran then-personal-best 5,000m time of 14:56.86, placing second, while running unattached at Nike Twilight Classic. Major: mechanical engineering.

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