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2008 Men's Cross Country Roster

Anthony Morales

Palm Coast, Fla.
Flagler Palm Coast
Anthony Morales

Major: Sport Management

Track Events: Mile, 1,500m, 5,000m and Distance Medley


Highlights: All-South in 2009 … SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll in 2007-08 …Two career top-10 finishes … Holds the 10th-fastest 8K time for a Gator on the UF Golf Course … Personal best of 24:24 (8K), 24:30 (5-mile) and 31:12.41 (10K). 


2009: Scored in all five meets in competed in … Earned All-South Region honors with a 24th-place finish in a personal-best 10K time (31:12.41) … Placed 15th overall and second for the Gators at the SEC Championship … First Florida finisher at the Pre-NCAA Invitational, placing 57th overall … First Gator to cross the finish line at the Notre Dame Invitational, coming in 38th overall in a personal-best, 5-mile time … Finished second overall the Mountain Dew Invitational in 24:24, the 10th-best 8K for a Florida runner on the UF Golf Course.


2008: Competed in the last four meets of the season, scoring in all of them … Tallied first career top-10 finish at the Walt Disney World Classic with a second-place overall finish … Set a career-best 8K time at the SEC Championship meet with a 24th-place finish, third for the Gators … Fourth Gator to cross the finish line at the NCAA South Regional Championship, coming in 39th overall and record a personal-best 10K time.


2007: Competed in the Mountain Dew and the Tiger Invitationals coming in ninth for Florida at both meets … Ran a then-career-high at the Tiger Invitational with a time of 25:03.93.


Track Highlights: Placed third in the 1,500m at the 2008 Florida State Relays … Ran the first leg of the distance medley team that placed fourth at the 2009 Big 12/SEC Showdown … Recorded a third-place finish in the 5,000m outdoor event at the 2009 War Eagle Invitational … Personal bests of 4:13.63 (iMile), 8:47.01 (i3,000m), 1:56.07 (o800m), 3:54.22 (o1,500m), and 14:50.49 (o5,000m).


Prep: Coached by Peter Hopfe and Dave Halliday … Ran the anchor leg of the Class 4A champion 4x800m relay … Also finished sixth in the 1,600m at the state meet … Earned All-America honors with the sprint medley relay team, finishing fourth at the Nike Indoor Nationals … Finished seventh at the Class 4A state cross country meet in 2005 and 2006 … Team won the state cross country title in 2005 and the track title in 2007, while finishing as runners-up in cross country in 2003 and 2006.



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