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Jen McGranahan
  • Senior
  • Pensacola, Fla.
  • All-SEC, 1997-98
  • All-South, 1998-99

Has seven career top 10 finishes including three overall victories from 1998...Top 5k cross country time is 17:21.00.

2000 XC: Did not compete.

1999 XC: Competed in five meets... Placed third for the Gators at the NCAA Championships in 18:45.80 ...Finished fourth for the Gators and 23rd overall at the NCAA South Region in 17:40.14, earning her second career All-south region honor...Placed fifth for the Gators and 33rd overall at the Southeastern Conference Championships in 19:14.00...Was out of action with a problem in her left ankle for much of the season but was cleared to compete before the Gator Invitational... Finished fifth at the Gator Invitational in a time of 18:13.53; both season's best.

1998 XC: Competed in seven events for the Gators... Had victories in each of the first three races of the year at the Nike Twi-Light (17:49.20), the Crimson Classic (17:26.84) and at the NationsBank Inv., becoming only the third Gator to record three consecutive victories to start the season... Second Gator to finish at the conference meet ...Earned her second All-SEC award with her eighth place finish (17:44.11)... Earned her first All-South Region honors with a 6th place finish at the Regional Championships.

1997 XC: Competed in three events for the Gators... Finished second at the USATF Junior Cross Country Championships (23.57 (6K)) in Portland, Ore., qualifying for the World Team... Ran to a collegiate-best time of 17:21 as Florida's top finisher at the NCAA Championships (36th)... Finished in 28th at the NCAA South Region championships... Placed sixth at the SEC Cross Country Championships, earning All-SEC honors in her first collegiate race (17:38.3).

Prep: Champion of the Vulcan Classic National Cross Country meet (5k) with a record time of 17:10.16... Was the 3,200m State Champion in 1997... Placed third in the Florida State Cross Country Championship in 1996... Co-recipient of the All-Northwest Florida Female Runner of the Year in cross country and track in 1997... 1993-95 first-team selection for All-Northwest Florida. Personal: Born on January 8, 1979 in Honolulu, Hawaii... Has a twin sister who ran for Villanova... Received diploma in the International Baccalaureate Program.

Major: Sports Management.


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