BOCA RATON, Fla. (September 30, 2022) – Florida National’s men’s and women’s cross country teams made their mark at the eighth annual Florida Atlantic University Home Invitational in Boca Raton, Florida, Friday evening. This was the first meet for the Conquistadors in over three weeks and FNU hopes to take this momentum into their next competition in October as they set their sights on Ave Maria University.
FNU men’s team notables: David Bellefleur had another strong race for the Conquistadors finishing second overall in the men’s 7K. His time of 23:25.0 was the fastest time for FNU’s men’s team in Boca Raton, Florida. Gabriel Rodriguez finished in 43rd place with a time of 27:14.1. FNU ended the night in seventh place.
FNU women’s team notables: Maryam Abreu was the top finisher for the FNU on the women’s side coming in at 20:24.4 for a 31st place finish. She was followed by teammate Mickaela Calisto, who finished 50th with a time of 21:58.2.
Men’s times: 7k
David Bellefleur- (2nd) 23:25.0
Gabriel Rodriguez- (43rd) 27:14.1
Leon Kipkoech- (50th) 28:20.1
Ingmar Van Noort- (54th) 29:23.4
Roger Guardiola- (55th) 29:25.0
Tayshaun Robinson- (60th) 34:04.1
Cristopher Carmenate- (61st) 34:10.3
Women’s times: 5k
Maryam Abreu- (31st) 20:24.4
Mickaela Calisto- (50th) 21:58.2
Daryl Quichimbo- (62nd) 23:12.1
Heather Castro-(63rd) 23:12.9
Hassell Zeledon-(67th) 23:53.2
Mia Betancourt- (69th) 25:31.5
Prisilla Gonzalez- (70th) 25:39.8
Carla Collado- (76th) 27:29.0
Up Next: FNU moves on to their next meet in the 2022 season as they head to Ave Maria University October 22 at 7:15 a.m.