- Genevieve LaCaze
- Daisy Hill, Australia
- John Paul College
Major: Applied Physiology and Kinesiology Track
Track Events: Mile, 1,500m, 3,000m, 5,000m, 3,000m Steeplechase and Distance Medley
Highlights: SEC Freshman of the Year in 2008 All-SEC in 2008 and 2009 Freshman All-SEC team in 2008 All-South Region in 2008 and 2009 SEC Freshman of the Week on Oct. 7, 2008 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll in 2008-09 SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2009-10 USTFCCCA Academic All-American in 2009 Five top-10 finishes Placed first overall in first-ever collegiate meet Holds five top-10 times in UF history, including the third-best time at the NCAA Championship on a 6K course (21:00.3) and the fourth-best 6K NCAA South Regional time (20:44.83) Holds the fourth spot for 5K time on the UF Golf Course by a Gator (17:34.79) and the sixth spot for an 6K SEC Championship time (20:49.73) Also has the ninth-best 6K time in Gator history (20:44.83) Personal bests of 17:15 (5K) and 20:44.83 (6K).
2009: Scored in all six meets competed in Fourth Gator to cross the finish line at the NCAA Championship, finishing 96th overall Earned All-South Region honors for an 11th-place finish at the regional meet, recording a career-best 6K time Named the All-SEC team for a seventh-place finish at the conference meet Tallied a 24th-place finish at the Pre-NCAA Invitational and a 26th-place finish at the Notre Invitational Recorded a second-place overall finish at the Mountain Dew Inviational.
2008: Scored in all six meets and was the first Gator to cross the finish line three times, including at the NCAA South Regional and the NCAA Championship Earned All-SEC and Freshman All-SEC team honors for a sixth-place finish at the conference championship meet Also was the first freshman to finish that race Named to the All-South Region team for a fifth-place finish at the regional meet Won the Mountain Dew Invitational, setting the fifth-best Gator Invitational time (17:34.79) in the meets history Earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors on Oct. 7 for a 31st-place finish at the Notre Dame Invitational, setting a personal-best 5K time (17:15) Finished 75th at the National Championship meet.
Track Highlights: Outdoor Freshman Runner of the Year in 2009 All-SEC Outdoor first team in 2009 Named SEC Freshman of the Week three times in 2009 Four career first-place finishes Won the 2009 SEC steeplechase title after only running the race once prior Freshman school-record holder in the steeplechase and the 5,000m NCAA Outdoor Championships qualifier in the 5,000m, placing 27th overall Recorded the second-best indoor 5,000m time in UF history with a second-place finish at the 2009 Alex Wilson Invitational (16:26.81) Finished fourth in the 3,000m at the 2009 SEC Indoor Championships with a time of 9:25.10, good for seventh in the Gator record books Held the top steeplechase mark in the SEC during the 2009 season (10:26.92), second-best all-time in school history Ranked on three other top-10 outdoor performance charts at Florida (1,500m - 7th and 5,000m 6th) Finished fourth in the 3,000m at the 2010 SEC Indoor Championships and fifth in the 5,000m Finished third in the 2010 SEC Outdoor Championships in the steeplechase Personal bests of 4:46.60 (iMile), 9:25.10 (i3,000m), 16:26.81 (i5,000m), 4:20.90 (o1,500m), 16:13.60 (o5,000m) and 10:26.92 (Steeple).
Prep: Coached by David Howells Took home three gold medals at the state championships for the 3K, 800m and 1,500m four consecutive years (2004-2007) Won a gold at Nationals for the 3K in 2004 and 2006 Placed third in the 1,500m at the 2004 and 2006 Nationals Holds four regional records for the 3K, 800m 1,500m and 2K steeple Queensland state team won the national triathlon title in 2007 and AMS Triathlon Club team was runner-up for the state title in 2005 Also played touch football State team won the national title in 2006 and Cobra club team took the title in 2007 Captured the Player of the Tournament and State Finals in 2006 and 2007 Won John Paul Colleges Bradley Cup, given the best all-around athlete four years in a row (2004-2007) Most memorable moment of athletic career was placing sixth individually as the team took fourth at the Cross Country World Schools Championship in Riccione, Italy in 2006.