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2009 Men's Cross Country Roster

Derek Wehunt

Odessa, Fla.
Derek Wehunt

Major: Biological Sciences

Track Events: Mile and 3,000m


Highlights: One top-10 finish Personal bests of 25:07.3 (8K) and 25:12 (5-mile).


2009: Finished 58th overall at the SEC Championship meet ... Scored for the Gators with an 89th overall finish at the Notre Dame Invitational Placed fifth overall and third for Florida at the Mountain Dew Invitational, the first collegiate meet of his career as a Gator.


Track Highlights: Personal bests of 4:15.95 (iMile) and 8:47.29 (i3,000m)


Prep: Coached by Jim Zander, Travis Hall and Gail Bottone Cross country district champion in 2006, 2007 and 2008 Named Tampa Tribune Cross Country Runner of the Year in 2007 Two-time St. Petersburg Times Cross Country Runner of the Year (2006, 07) District, regional and state qualifier all four years in both cross country and track Placed sixth in the 2007 FHSAA Class 4A state cross country meet Cross country team earned the regional title in 2005 and 2006 Also took home the district title three years in a row (2005, 06, 07) Won the Hillsborough County team championship in 2006 Captain of the 2009 Sickles High School cross country team Ran a best of 15:25.24 in the 5k Recorded the best 1,600m time (4:11.14) and the best 3200m time (9:06.78) in the state and held the second-best 800m time (1:52.9) Anchor of the 4x800m relay team that took home the 2009 FHSAA Class 4A state champion title Finished third in the 1,600m state meet in 2008 Finished fourth in the 3,200m and fifth in the 1,600m at the 2006 state track meet Four-time track and field regional champion in the 1,600m event (2006-09), two-time regional champion in the 3,200m event (2006, 09) and part of the 4x800m regional championship team (2008, 09) Four-time track and field district champion in both the 1,600m and 3,200m events (2006-09) Holds school records in the 5K, 800m, 3,200m, 1,600m and the distance medley, 4x800m and 34x1,600m relay teams.



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