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Cross country coach Paul Spangler met with the media Monday to recap the adidas Invite and preview SECs.

Monday October 21, 2013Coach Spangler Recaps adidas Invite, Previews SEC Championships With Media Monday

Cross country coach Paul Spangler met with the media Monday to recap the adidas Invite and preview SECs.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida assistant track and cross country coach Paul Spangler met with the media Monday to review the last three weeks of competition for the Gators before the Orange and Blue enter the championship stretch of the 2013 season.

 

Last time out, senior menís runner Mark Parrish highlighted the day for the Orange and Blue at the 2013 Wisconsin adidas Invitational Saturday as the Gator senior eclipsed the Florida menís 8K record at Wisconsinís Thomas Zimmer Championship Course. Parrish used a 23:34 for 11th overall in the field of 288 menís athletes, topping former Florida cross country All-American Jeremy Criscioneís 23:35 8K school record set in 2008 at the SEC Championships.

 

Both Floridaís menís (542) and womenís (577) cross country squads turned in 22nd-place showings at Saturdayís competition in Madison, the Gatorsí last race before the championship portion of the 2013 season begins Nov 1 in Gainesville with SECs.

 

Senior Agata Strausa (26th) paced Floridaís women with a record performance as the Riga, Latvia native cracked the top 10 in the Gator record almanac with the fifth-fastest 6K in school history (20:18), while junior Jimmy Clark also ran the 10th-fastest 8K in menís history at the adidas Invite.

 

For all information leading up to the 2013 SEC Championships in Gainesville, visit SEC Championship Central.

 

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