TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Nov. 18, 2022) – The stage was set at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee, Fla., for the 67th Men’s and 43rd annual NAIA Women’s Cross Country Championships. Three FNU runners competed in a loaded field with over 300 runners in both men’s 8k and women’s 5k. David Bellefleur, Maryam Abreu and Mickaela Calisto qualified for nationals after strong performances in the CAC meet on November 4. Bellefleur had a fourth-place finish in the men’s 8k while Abreu and Calisto ended the meet in third and fifth place respectively in the 5k.
FNU men’s team notables: Bellefleur had a stellar performance in the men’s 8k, delivering a new school record with a time of 26:49.2 and finishing in 242 place. This is the third time this year Bellefleur garners a new school record in the 2022 season.
FNU women’s team notables: Abreu recorded a new FNU best in the women’s 5k with a time of 19:38.8 and finished in 196 place. Calisto’s time of 21:46.9 landed her in 312 place.
Men’s times: 8k
David Bellefleur- (242nd) 26:49.2
Women’s times: 5k
Maryam Abreu- (196th) 19:38.8
Mickaela Calisto- (312th) 21:46.9