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2008 Men's Cross Country Roster

Jeremy Criscione

Interlachen, Fla.
Interlachen High School
Jeremy Criscione

Major: Building Construction

Track Events: Mile, 1,500m, 3,000m, 5,000m and 10,000m


Highlights: All-America in 2008 for finishing 20th at the NCAA Championship … All-SEC in 2006, 2007 and 2008… All-South Region in 2005, 2007 and 2008 … SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll in 2005-06 … SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2007-08 and 2008-09 …Eleven top-10 finishes … Two career first-place finishes … Holds school records in the 8K and 5-mile, as well as 8K SEC Championship time … Ranks second among all-time Florida runners for 10K time on the UF Golf Course, third for 10K NCAA Championship time, seventh for 8K time of the UF Golf Course and 10th for best UF 10K time … Personal bests of 23:34 (5-Mile), 23:38.05 (8K) and 29:55.9 (10K).


2008: Top finisher in every race for the Gators, including a first-place victory at the Mountain Dew Invitational … Finished in the top seven in every race except the NCAA Championship, in which he earned All-America honors for a 20th-place finish … Recorded a third-place finish at the Notre Dame Invitational, setting the top 5-mile time in school history … Set the top 8K time and the top SEC Championship time in UF record books with a seventh-place finish at the league meet, earning his third All-SEC honors … Earned All-South Region honors for the third time with another seventh-place finish … NCAA Championship 10K time of 29:55.9 ranked third all-time in UF history for National Championship runs and 10th for all 10K runs.


2007: Did not run in the first race but competed in every other meet, finishing in the top for Florida in each time ... Finished in the top 10 three times, including two second-place finishes at the Tiger Invitational and the SEC Championship … Set the then-school record in the 8K with a time of 23:38 at the Pre-NCAA Invitational, placing first for Florida … Also took first for the Gators at the SEC Championship, coming in second overall, and the South Region Championship, placing seventh overall … Finished 99th at the NCAA Championship in a time of 31:06.3 … Earned All-SEC honors for the second straight year with a time of 23:56.28 at the championship … Earned All-South Region honors finishing seventh in a time of 30:43.64 at the regional championship in Gainesville … Time placed second among Gators on the all-time UF Golf Course list for the 10K.


2006: Two top-10 finishes … Florida's top finisher in four meets … Won the Mountain Dew Invitational in a time of 24:22.48 … Set the then-school record for a 5-mile course with a time of 23:48 to finish fifth at the Notre Dame Invitational … Finished 17th overall at the Pre-NCAA Invitational with a time of 23:57 … Earned All-SEC honors with an 11th-place finish at the SEC Championship … Florida's second finisher at the NCAA Championship with a time of 32:40.9.


2005: Scored in six of seven meets for the Gators … Began collegiate career with a third-place finish at the Mountain Dew Invitational … Time of 24:21.69 was the seventh fastest all-time on the UF Golf Course … Followed the performance with a 20th place finish at the highly competitive Notre Dame Invitational with a 5-mile time of 24:12, the then-10th fastest 5-mile time in school history … Finished third among Gators and 26th overall at the Pre-NCAA Invitational … Finished the SEC Championship race with a time of 23:51.87 and just missed earning All-SEC honors with a 16th-place finish … Earned All-South Region honors finishing 21st with a time of 31:13.67 at the regional championship in Gainesville … Finished first among the Gators and 112th overall with a 10K time of 31:01.5, the then-eighth-best time for a Gator in the NCAA Championship.


Track Highlights: Three career victories … Finished second in the 10,000m at the 2006 USA Junior Outdoor Championships … Finished 10th in the 10,000m at the 2006 SEC Outdoor Championships … Took first in the indoor 5,000m at the 2009 Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., setting the fifth-best time in UF history (14:09.05) … Notched a first-place victory at the 2008 Pepsi Florida Relays in the 1,500m … Won the outdoor 5,000m at the 2007 Pepsi Florida Relays … Finished eighth in the 5,000m event at the 2008 SEC Indoor Championships … Set a career-best 1,500m time running unattached at the 2009 Seminole Twilight Invitational  … Recorded outdoor personal bests in the 5,000m and the 10,000m at the 2008 SEC Outdoor Championships … Personal bests of 4:12.65 (iMile), 8:21.87 (i3,000m), 14:09.05 (i5,000m), 3:47.59 (o1,500m), 14:16.77 (o5,000m) and 30:11.69 (o10,000m).


Prep: Coached by Dwayne Cox and Eddie Mingle … Made three trips to the state cross country championships, winning the meet in 2004 … Earned all-state honors for the first time in 2003 with a sixth-place finish … Named the Gainesville Sun Runner of the Year in 2005 … Named to the Gainesville Sun’s All-Area team three years … Graduated with the Interlachen school records in the 5K, 3,200m and 1,600m and the state record for the 5K … Earned four trips to the state track championships in the 3,200m and won the event in 2005 … Ran the fastest 3,200m in the state of Florida in 2005 … Earned district and regional titles in both the 1,600m and 3,200m … Also played baseball, golf and soccer … Member of the National Honor Society, Student Council and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.


Personal: Son of James Criscione and Mary Welker … Has two sisters, Ashley and Lori … Enjoys reading, biking, traveling and watching sports … Admires track athlete Paul Tergat because he came from a poor childhood and didn't have anyone to guide him, yet wouldn't stop until he achieved his goals … Chose Florida over Florida State, Cornell, Kentucky and Georgia … Chose Florida because of the quality of athletes, the high level of both academics and athletics and he believed in what Coach Morgan and Coach Holloway are trying to accomplish.

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