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Quinn, Quigley Tabbed as Honorees
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Following strong performances at the FSU Invitational this past weekend, Florida State graduate student Sean Quinn and junior Colleen Quigley gave the Seminoles cross country program a clean sweep of this week’s Atlantic Coast Conference Cross Country awards.
Quinn recorded a lifetime-best time of 25:05.27 over the 8k Apalachee Regional Park course to help his squad to a runner-up finish at the FSU Invitational (Oct. 11) with a fifth-place finish. Quinn was FSU’s top finisher from a group which included a host of freshmen and other first-year ‘Noles who were competing for spots in the ACC Championship lineup, but fell short (32-43) against Florida A&M. A total of 199 runners competed in the meet. It was also the top collegiate cross country race finish for the fifth-year Seminole walk-on, who was recently honored for a second consecutive year with the Golden Torch Award, presented to the team’s top scholar-athlete.
Quigley established a new 5000-meter course record at Apalachee Regional Park, winning the Oct. 11 FSU Invitational individual title in 16:55.53. Quigley led the second-ranked Seminoles to a perfect 15-point finish as the host team won going away in a field of six NCAA Division I team and 17 teams overall. The St. Louis, Mo., native scored her second career collegiate victory, despite running at a prescribed tempo over the first two miles.