ORLANDO, Fla. – (October 12, 2019) – The Florida National University Men’s and Women’s Cross Country runners competed in the 23rd Annual Disney Cross Country Classic early on Saturday morning at ESPN world wide of sports, Orlando, Florida. Collegiate men’s competitors Ran in an 8K race, collegiate women’s runners ran in the 5K race.
Complete Women’e Results for the 23rd Annual Disney Cross Country Classic can be found HERE:
FNU’s first female finisher was freshman Heather Castro, who completed the 5K race with a brand new school record time of 22:20.80, finishing in 75th place. Freshman Hassell Zeledon was the next Conquistador to cross the finish line as she ran a time of 24:28.20 for a 103rd place finish. The final two FNU women were freshman .Sara Galindo, who ended with a time of 25:09.90, and freshman Mery Yanez Mendieta, who recorded a time of 28:35.10 for a 140th place finish.
Complete Men’e Results for the 23rd Annual Disney Cross Country Classic can be found HERE:
On the men’s side, freshman Patrick Kemboi finished the 8K race with a time of 29:18.70 as he finished in 52nd place overall. The other Conquistador competing was freshman Cameron Spielman who ended with a time of 32:54.40 for a 98th place finish.
This was the last competition of the Conquistadors first season. For more information, or to view the full cross country schedule, please visit FNU Website
Ruy Castelo Branco – FNU – Sports Information Director
About FNU: Florida National University opened its first class on January 4th, 1988, in the city of Hialeah, Florida, as Florida International Institute under the administration of Dr. José Regueiro, Dr. María C. Regueiro and Mr. Omar Sánchez. FNU Athletic Department has more than 250 student-athletes in 11 different sports. Established in 2013, FNU Athletics is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).
The mission of the Florida National University Athletic Department is to provide assistance within an athletic structure that promotes the development of a well rounded education through structured sport and competition, to develop life skills of discipline, integrity, leadership, philanthropy and social responsibility, to elevate ethnic and cultural diversity within the athletic programs, to assure equitable opportunity for all staff and student-athletes, and to make the athletic program a durable source of pride for the student population, student-athletes, alumni, university, and community of FNU.