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2013 Men's Cross Country Roster

Mark Mutz

Lakeland, Fla.

Mark Mutz’s TFRRSXC Profile (for top performances and meet results)


Track Events

i: 3,000m

o: 3,000m, 5,000m & Steeplechase



Collegiate Bests

8K: 25:41.98 (Mountain Dew Invitational, 9/20/14)

10K: 32:05.00 (South Region Championships, 11/14/14)



2013-14 SEC Academic Honor Roll


2014: Became a regular in the Gators’ starting lineup, running in every race…Notched two top-15 finishes…Helped Florida to a team title at the season-opening Western Carolina Invitational with a 15th-place finish, clocking a 16:24.42 5k…Ran a personal-best 8k at the Mountain Dew Invitational (25:41.98)…Took 14th at the Walt Disney Invitational (25:51.34, 8k)...Scored sixth for the Gators at the SEC Championships (26:21.77, 8k).


2013: Ran in three cross country meets for Florida his redshirt freshman season…Set a collegiate-best mark in the 8k at Florida’s Mountain Dew Invitational Sept. 14, when he clocked a 26:00.14 and finished 41st in the competitive field…Also competed at the Invitational 14, where he turned in his highest individual finish (11th) and scored fifth for the Orange and Blue with a career-best 5k (16:06.90)…Ran at the 2013 SEC Championships, hosted by Florida in Gainesville…Crossed eighth for UF at SECs (26:56.84), as Florida finished second as a team.


2012: Did not compete for Florida his redshirt year on campus…Ran unattached at the Gators’ Mountain Dew Invitational, where he finished 42nd in the field (26:34.01).


Prep: A distance runner from Lakeland Christian High School in Lakeland, Fla….The sixth member of his family to attend the University of Florida…Finished fourth (15:58.46) at the FHSAA Class 1A State Championships as a senior, won the county and district cross country titles his final season and turned in a fourth-place finish in the 3,200m at the Class 1A Outdoor State Finals…Notched a top-10 Class 1A state cross country championships top-10 finish (10th, 16:02.32) as a junior as well…Was Lakeland Christian’s top finisher at the Class 1A State Championships his freshman season (19th) in 17:01, then crossed 26th (17:02.91) his sophomore season as Lakeland Christian finished sixth in Class 1A…Named to the FHSAA Academic All-State Team as a senior…The Lakeland Ledger All-Country Cross Country Boys Runner of the Year his senior season in 2011-12…Ran a 5k PR at the Foot Locker South Regional Cross Country Championships in North Carolina after crossing the finish line in 15:41.00…Graduated from Lakeland Christian School with honors.



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