Spartans Take First-Place Tie at FSU

Spartans Take First-Place Tie at FSU

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The University of Tampa men's cross country team turned in a first-place tie at the Florida State Invitational among NCAA Division II teams.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
UT Finish: Tie-1st, 65 points
Overall D1 Champion: Florida State, 20 points
Overall D2 Champion:
 UNC-Pembroke/Tampa, 65 points
Location: Apalachee Regional Park | Tallahassee, Fla.
Host Institution: Florida State University
Distance: 8K
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TOP SPARTAN PERFORMERS:
• Nick Morfesi | 9th overall, 26:12.3

• Michael Wilson | 11th overall, 26:14.6

• Mitch Arnold | 17th overall, 26:32.0

• Joe Weber | 19th overall, 26:36.5

• Tyler Roberts | 23rd overall, 26:45.2

OTHER NOTABLES:
Morfesi led the Spartans for the second of the last three races, notching a top time in the 8K.

• Wilson has finished in the top-three among Spartan runners in all four races.

• A total of 10 teams competed in the Division II portion of the race. The event also included six Division I teams.

• Tampa was joined by fellow Sunshine State Conference schools Florida Southern (3rd) and Florida Tech (5th).

• Also running for the Spartans were Sam Schaeffer (30th), Brendan Twiggs (33rd), Noah Elliott (48th) and Brice Easton (49th).

• UT was without the services of Brent Turner (1st at Queens), Stone Malick (3rd at Queens) and Trevor Kattenberg (4th at Valdosta State).

UP NEXT:
Tampa returns to action on October 13 at the South Florida Invite at USF.

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