Four personal and a new 5K school record highlight the Keiser Flagship Invitational

FNU Cross Country Team at Keiser Flagship Invitational
FNU Cross Country Team at Keiser Flagship Invitational.


Okeeheelee Park, Fla.- (September 3, 2022) – Florida National’s cross country team had a strong showing at the Keiser Flagship Invitational, with four runners posting a personal best and FNU’s 5k record was broken for the second week in a row.

FNU men’s team notables: David Bellefleur once again posted a school record in the 5K with a time of 16:44.7, nine seconds better than his time at the Bobcat Invitational. The sophomore finished in eighth place. Leon Kipkoech recorded a personal best in the 5k with a time of 18:37.2 for a twentieth-place finish. Roger Guardiola followed in his teammates’ footsteps and posted a college personal best with a time of 19:37.6 and finished in twenty-eighth place.

FNU women’s team notables: Maryam Abreu’s personal best time in the 5k of 20:18.0 landed her as the top finisher for FNU in seventh place. Daryl Quichimbo had the second-best finish for FNU’s women’s cross country team with a time of 22:25.6.


Men’s times: 

David Bellefleur- (8th) 16:44.7

Leon Kipkoech-  (20th) 18:37.2

Gabriel Rodriguez- (21st) 18:46.8

Roger Guardiola- (28th) 19:37.6

Cristopher Carmenate- (31st) 22:51.9


Women’s times:

Maryam Abreu- (7th) 20:18.0

Daryl Quichimbo- (12th) 22:25.6

Hassell Zeledon- (14th) 22:49.2

Heather Castro- (16th) 23:59.0

Prisilla Gonzalez- (17th) 24:17.2

Carla Collado- (19th) 25:38.5


Up Next: The Conquistadors move on to the Florida Atlantic University Invitational on September 30 in Boca Raton, Fl, starting at 6 p.m.


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