- Jacy Kruzel
- Cooper City, Fla. (Cooper City)
CAREER VICTORIES: 1
Mile: 5:13.38, 2006 Florida Intercollegiate, Gainesville, Fla.
3,000m: 9:48.48, 2008 Tom Jones Memorial Classic, Gainesville, Fla.
5,000m: 16:40.79, 2008 SEC Championships, Fayetteville, Ark.
1,500m: 4:55.00, 2007 Pepsi Florida Relays, Gainesville, Fla.
5,000m: 16:42.99, 2008 Snowbird Invitational, Tallahassee, Fla.
10,000m: 34:57.88, 2006 SEC Championships, Fayetteville, Ark.
2008 AS A JUNIOR: Bests of 9:48.48 (3,000m), 16:40.79 (5,000m) and 35:05.39 (10,000m) Competed in eight meets (three indoor, five outdoor) Participated in the NCAA East Regional in the 5,000m Narrowly missed an NCAA provisional time in 10,000m with mark of 35:05.39 at Stanford Invitational Earned an NCAA regional-qualifying mark and moved into eighth on the all-time school list in 5,000m with fourth-place time of 16:42.99 at Snowbird Invitational Finished sixth in 5,000m at SEC Championships with career-best time of 16:40.79 The effort moved her into fourth on the all-time school list Registered personal-best 9:48.48 to place fifth in 3,000m at Tom Jones Memorial Classic.
2006-07 AS A SOPHOMORE: Bests of 4:55.00 (1,500m), 10:07.48 (3,000m), 16:53.45 (5,000m) and 36:08.70 (10,000m) Competed in seven meets (three indoor, four outdoor) Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll Took third in 10,000m (36:08.70) and ninth in 5,000m (17:06.71) at SEC Outdoor Championships Ran 5,000m in 16:53.45 at Drake Relays to finish 11th Ran third leg of 4x1,600m that took fourth (21:01.35) at Pepsi Florida Relays Finished second in 5,000m at Florida State Relays (17:19.54) Ran 5,000m in 17:26.66 to finish 13th at SEC Indoor Championships Took 18th in mile at Diet Pepsi Invitational (5:16.91) Ran 3,000m in 10:07.48 at Indiana Team Classic to finish 12th.
2006 AS A FRESHMAN: Wins (1): (o) Diet Pepsi Classic 5,000m (17:56.88) Bests of 5:13.38 (mile), 9:55.50 (3,000m), 16:51.06 (5,000m) and 34:57.88 (10,000m) Competed in nine meets (five outdoor, four indoor) SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll Seven top-10 finishes Ran 5,000m in 17:13.00 to take 23rd at NCAA East Regional Earned team four points at SEC Outdoor Championships with fifth-place showing in 10,000m, posting an NCAA regional qualifying time of 34:57.88 Time was fastest in 10,000m under head coach Tom Jones in 14 seasons at UF Placed 12th in 5,000m at SEC Outdoor Championships with clocking of 17:02.76 Finished 12th at Penn Relays in 5,000m with NCAA regional-qualifying time of 16:51.06 Ninth at Mt. SAC Relays with time of 18:06.89 in 5,000m Won 5,000m at Diet Pepsi Classic with clocking of 17:56.88 Set lifetime best in 5,000m with 10th-place time of 17:18.20 at SEC Indoor Championships Second in 5,000m at Tyson Invitational after crossing finish line in 17:28.68 Fourth at Gator Invitational in 3,000m (9:55.50).
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Finished 10th at 2004 Foot Locker South Regional with a time of 17:58 Took first in 2004 Great American Cross Country Invitational (18:43) Set school records in 1,600m (5:02.26) and 3,200m (10:52.22) at 2005 state championships High school coach was James Richardson Cooper City High School team was 2004 Class 4A state runner-up Won Wendys High School Heisman for Florida, which is an award given for athletics, academics and community service.
BEYOND THE STATS: Born Sept. 28, 1986 Daughter of David and Laurie Kruzel Sister, Alisa, earned her bachelors degree from UF and is currently in graduate school 2005 graduate of Cooper City High School Enjoys reading, shopping and cooking Admires Marla Runyan for having the determination and drive to not consider any obstacle too difficult to overcome Chose Florida for its outstanding academic and athletic programs, the great coaching staff and athletes and to be close to her sister.