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Carling Cookerly
  • Senior
  • Sarasota, Fla.
  • Pine View High School
  • Accounting
  • Track Events: 5,000m and 10,000m
  • Team Captain
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll - 2003 - 04

Has eight career top-10 finishes and personal bests of 18:02.33 (5k), 21:16.07 (6k), 10:03.97 (i3,000m), 17:34.92 (i5,000m), 5:01.86 (iMile), 4:50.51 (o1,500), 17:31.36 (o5,000m) and 36:07.66 (o10,000m).

2003: Competed in every meet for Florida and was first or second in five of the six meets ... Earned top-10 finishes in each of the first two races of the season ... Was Florida's top finisher at the South Region Championships in 32nd overall ... Finished 13th overall at the Disney Classic and second among Gators.

2002: Competed in every meet ... Florida's top finisher in the first three meets of the season ... Scored in every meet ... Earned top 10 finishes in the FSU Invitational (sixth ) and Gator Invitational (ninth) ... Florida's second finisher in 18th place at the SEC Championships.

2001: Had an impressive freshman season in which she consistently finished as Florida's number two runner ... Opened her collegiate career with a fourth-place showing at the UCF Invitational with a 5k time of 18:28.50 ... Earned her second top-10 finish with a seventh-place 6k time of 22:03.69 at Florida Intercollegiates ... Set a career-best time of 18:02.50 to finish fifth in the Disney Classic 5k for her third top 10 finish ... Placed in the top 10 for the fourth consecutive meet, finishing 10th with a 6k time of 22:21.11 at the Penn State Open ... Ran a career-best 6k in 21:16:07 at SEC Championships to finish 38th for the sixth fastest 6k time in school history ... Concluded the season with a 6k time of 24:01.68 at South Region Championships.

Track Highlights: Finished ninth in the 10,000m at the 2004 SEC Championships Scored for Florida as part of the 6th place Distance Medley Relay team at the 2004 SEC Indoor Championships ... Scored for the Gators with a seventh place finish in the 10,000m at the 2003 SEC Championships ... Finished 11th in the 10,000m at the 2002 SEC Championships ... Finished 10th in the 5,000m at the 2002 SEC Indoor Championships.

Prep: Second place in the 2-mile in 2001 at 4A Florida State Championships Placed third in the mile and 2-mile in the Florida State meet in 1999 Holds Pine View High School records for the mile and 2-mile 1999 and 2000 Sarasota Herald Tribune Cross Country Runner of the Year.


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