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2008 Men's Cross Country Roster

Alex Wills

Orlando, Fla.
Alex Wills

Major: Economics

Track Events: Mile, 1,500m, 3,000m and 5,000m


Highlights: SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2008-09 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll in 2007-08 Personal best of 25:47.81 (8K).


2008: Competed in two races Took 25th-place at the Walt Disney World Classic as the fifth Gator to score.


2007: Competed in the first two races of the season Ran a 8K career-best time of 25:47.81 at the Tiger Invitational.


Track Highlights: Ran unattached in three indoor and two outdoor meets Placed third as an unattached runner in the indoor 3,000m run at the 2009 Tom Jones Memorial Invitational Personal bests of 4:15.51 (iMile), 8:36.80 (i3,000m), 3:54.60 (o1,500m) and 14:56.86 (o5,000m).


Prep: Coached by Rene Plasencia 2007 Florida Class 4A state champion in the 1,600m and 3,200m 2006 state runner-up in the 3,200m 2005 Class 4A state runner-up in cross country Finished third in the state cross country meet in 2004 and 2006 Earned Nike Indoor All-America honors as part of the 4x800m relay team in 2007 Ran 9:10.35 in the 3,200m to capture the 2007 Florida Relays high school title and clocked the fastest time in that event in the state of Florida.


Personal: Son of Stephen and Cynthia Wills Has an older sister, Carley Both parents are entrepreneurs and Alex is interested in entrepreneurship as well Makes soap as part of his family's business Enjoys editing videos and making short films Admires Roger Bannister, George W. Bush and his dad Also considered Kentucky, Columbia and Florida State Chose Florida because of the university's great academic and athletic achievements, location and history.


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