- Mark Mutz
- Lakeland, Fla.
· Two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member
Collegiate XC PR | 5k: 16:06.90; 8k: 25:41.98; 10k: 32:05.0 (9.981k – 2014 NCAA South Region Champ.)
High School Track PR | 1,600m: 4:27.88; 3,200m: 9:27.25
Collegiate Track PR | 1,500m: 4:02.97; 3,000m: 8:37.98; 5,000m: 15:04.78; 3,000mSC: 9:24.33
2015: Finished 26th at the Mountain Dew Invitational with a season-best 8k time of 26:29.47 … Crossed 34th overall at the Covered Bridge Open (6.4k) with a time of 21:29.51.
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 meets for Florida his redshirt freshman season… Clocked a 26:00.14 and finished 41st at the Mountain Dew Invitational … Also competed at the FLRunners.com Invitational, 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 SEC Championships, crossing eighth for UF (26:56.84), as the Gators finished second as a team.
2012: Redshirted … Ran unattached at the Gators’ Mountain Dew Invitational, where he finished 42nd in the field (26:34.01).
HIGH SCHOOL/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 … Notched a top-10 finish at the FHSAA Class 1A Cross Country State Championships (10th, 16:02.32) as a junior as well … Was Lakeland Christian’s top finisher at the FHSAA 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.