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Kris Jost

•Senior (Graduate Student)

•Kent Island, Md.

•Perry Hall H.S. / Villanova

•All-American, 1995, ‘96, ‘97

The 1997 indoor 3000m national champion and a member of last year's national title winning cross country team, Jost is a transfer from Villanova with one year of eligibility remaining in cross country and indoor and outdoor track... Has 13 career top-10 finishes with two victories and PRs of 2:11.90 (800m), 4:18.56 (1500m), 4:42.48 (1-Mile), 9:05.04 (3k)... Top 5k cross country time is 16:26. 1999 XC: Competed in three meets for the Gators after being cleared to train and compete during the last week in October.... Placed first for the Gators and 57th overall at the NCAA Championships in 17:42.20, marking the third straight meet she led UF after beginning her season at the SEC Championships....Finished first for the Gators and seventh overall in the NCAA South Regional, earning her first selection to the All-South Region team...In the SEC Championships, she finished first for the Gators and sixth overall in 17:55.70. She was the first non-Arkansas runner to finish and the only member of either Gator squad to earn All-SEC honors... Was sidelined by tendinitis in her right knee for most of the season. Prior to Florida: Member of Villanova's track and field team. 1998 XC: Member of Villanova's national champion squad... was the fifth Wildcat to finish, taking 69th in 18:00.17... finished eighth at the NCAA Regional Championships (17:47)... was seventh at the Big East championships... finished ninth at the Pre-NCAA meet in Lawrence, Kan. (17:36.82)... took third in her season-opening Paul Short Inv. 1997 XC: Redshirted. 1996 XC: Villanova's top cross country runner... placed fourth at the NCAA Championships in 17:29... won the Iona Invitational (17:39).. placed third at the Walt Disney Classic, fifth at the Pre-NCAA Invitational and first at ECAC's. 1995 XC: Placed 26th at the NCAA Cross Country Championships (17:49)... was fifth at the ECAC's, ninth at the Big East Championships and 16th at the Iowa State meet. Prep: Maryland state indoor mile and two-mile champion, as well as state cross country champion during her senior year... holds Maryland state Class 4A cross country and indoor Mile records... Baltimore Sun 1994 Cross Country Runner-of-the-Year... Graduated with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. Personal: Born Kristine Jost on Nov. 24, 1977, in Baltimore, Md... Parents are Steven and Catherine Jost... One of the inaugural members of the University of Florida's new Sports Journalism program

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