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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