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Ramona Saridakis

•Senior

•West Palm Beach., Fla.

•Cardinal Newman

All-South Region, 1997, 1999

Has eight career top 10 finishes with one victory and PRs of 4:33.34 (1500m), 4:56.04 (i-Mile), 9:57.10 (3k) and 17:39.84 (5k)... Top 5k cross country time is 17:39.12 1999 XC: Competed in seven meets... Placed second for the Gators and 154th overall at the NCAA Championships in 18:20.60....Finished third for the Gators and 22nd overall at the NCAA South Regions in 17:39.12, a new personal best by over 27 seconds. Also earned her second career all-region honors with her 22nd place finish...Placed third for the Gators and 23rd overall at the SEC Championships in 18:42.90...Finished fourth for the Gators at the Pre-NCAA meet... Was ninth at the Gator Invitational in 18:36.98... Earned her seventh career top-10 with a 10th place finish at the Crimson Classic in 18:43.31... Won her first career cross country victory at the Nike Twi-Light, taking first place in 18:31.68. 1998 XC: Competed in five events for Florida... Took second place, a career best finish, in the Nike Twi-Light Invitational (18:30.90)... Had her second top-10 of th yearat the Crimson Classic finishing 10th (18:33.24).. Lost the end of the season due to injury. 1997 XC:: Competed in five events for Florida... Earned her first all-south region honor by placing 22nd at the regional championships in 18: 15.50... Posted a personal-best time of 18:06.7 at the Southeastern Conference Cross Country Championships, earning her first All-SEC honor by placing 15th. 1996 XC: Competed in a career-best six events for the Gators... Finished in 24th(18:53.8) place for the SEC Cross Country Champion Gators. Prep: An accomplished high school runner in cross country and track...Four-time state champion in the 3,200m...Three-time state champion in the 1,600m...In 1995, captured first place in 3,200m and 1,600m at the Meet of State Champions in Clearwater...Finished 22nd at the 1993 Foot Locker Cross Country National Championships in San Diego...Helped Cardinal Newman to 1995 State Championship in cross country. Personal: Born January 28, 1978...A 1996 graduate of Cardinal Newman High School...Member of Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship and Fellowship of Christian Athletes...Also considered Notre Dame, Purdue, Alabama and North Carolina State before selecting UF. Major: English.

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