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2009 Women's Track & Field Roster

Jacy Kruzel

Cooper City, Fla. (Cooper City)
Jacy Kruzel





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 Wendy’s 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 bachelor’s 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.


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