- Mandy Perkins
- Ormond Beach, Fla.
- Spruce Creek
i: 800m & mile
o: 800m & 1500m
5K: 17:47.7 (FSU Invitational, 10/8/10)
6K: 21:29.7 (NCAA South Region Championship, 11/12/11)
2011 USTFCCCA All-South Region
SEC Academic Honor Roll 2011-12
SEC Academic Honor Roll 2010-11
2011: Cruised to a career-best 21:29.7 at the 2011 NCAA South Region Championship en route to USTFCCCA All-South Region accolades, the first All-Region honor of her career donning the Orange and Blue…Scored in all meets she competed in her junior season, except one, highlighted by a third-place overall finish – first for UF – at the USF Invitational in Tampa…Checked in with her best performance as a Gator at the South Region Championship, securing a Top-25 finish at the regional meet…Opened the season with the first two-mile race at Florida at the Western Carolina Invitational in Cullowhee, N.C., where she checked in at 11:45.18.
2010: Competed in all but one race her sophomore season, scoring sixth or higher for Florida in four races…Was Florida’s top finisher at the FSU Invitational, where she finished third overall with a collegiate-best 17:47.7 5K race…Ran as a member of UF’s SEC Champion squad, where she scored seventh for UF with a 21:33 6K finish…Also competed at the 2010 NCAA South Region Championship and at the 2010 NCAA Championship, where she crossed sixth for the Gators at each meet, respectively, recording a then-career best 6K time in Birmingham at the South Region Championship with a 21:40.84 race.
2009: Ran in two races her first season on the squad…Finished 14th overall and third for the Gators at the FSU Invitational (18:40.44) …Competed at the 2009 SEC Championship meet 6K for the Gators, where she was the 10th UF runner to cross the finish line in 23:29.73.
Prep: Coached by Stephon Gallon…Won the Five Star Conference Championship, district and regional titles and placed a career-best third in the Class 4A state meet in as a senior…Team took seventh overall…Placed fifth the 2007 Class 4A state cross country meet as the Hawks took sixth overall …As a sophomore, finished 10th at the state meet …Three-time Daytona Beach News-Journal Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year award winner (2006-08)…Placed fourth in the 1,600m and 3,200m at the Class 4A state meet and helped the 4x800m relay team to a fourth-place finish in 2008…As a freshman, earned fifth place in the 1,600m event at the Class 4A state track championships…Helped Spruce Creek take first in the track conference meet every year of high school career…Also named the News-Journal’s Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year in 2008…Holds the 5K, 1,600m and 4x800m records at high school …Earned All-South honors in the 2007 Footlocker South Regional Championships…Placed third at the 2008 Nike Outdoor Nationals in the Emerging Elite category.