Florida Gators Cross Country Teams Kick Off their Season at the UCF Invite

The Gators return to Orlando where 10 Gators ran a personal best time last season.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida Gators men’s and women’s cross country teams open their season at the UCF Invite at the UCF Softball Complex on Friday September 2.

The men will compete in the 5k starting at 6:00 p.m. and the women will begin their 5k run starting at 6:30 p.m.

Last season, the men’s team came in first (16 points), with five Gators placing in the top 6, in the 6k. All five of those Gators ran a career PR in the 6k at the UCF Invite. Those runners were Javi Vento (18:46.6), Michael Fiore (18:55.7), Cade Monk (18:59.9), Ryan Miller (19:01.4) and Aiden Villasuso (19:13.0), who finished first, second, third, fourth and sixth respectively. Orlando Cicilioni rounded out the men placing 11th.

The women’s team placed second (60 points) at the meet. The Gators had three runners finish in the top 10 of the 5k at this meet and all five runners recorded personal bests. Gianna Forte placed second (16:47.9), Keleigh Scallon followed in third (16:53.7) and Cheyenne Young finished eighth (17:05.8), rounding out the top 10. Jackie Addy (17:41.6) and Julia Lavrador (17:56.4), finished 20th and 28th, respectively.

The Gators competing in the 2022 UCF Invite are below:



Emily Culley

Orlando Cicilioni

Chloe Hyde

Josh King

Olivia Jones

Reed Legg

Julia Lavrador

Adam Magoulas

Kathryn Nohilly

Eoin McNally

Rylee Pustlnik

Ryan Miller

Emma Solis

Cade Monk

Jonathan Pitchford

Josh Stern

Aiden Villasuso

Cavan Wilson

Mac Wright

The teams in the UCF Invite facing off against the Gators include Bethune-Cookman FAU, FGCU, FIU, Miami, South Florida, Stetson and UCF.

Live results will be provided by Half-Mile Timing and are available here<http://live.halfmiletiming.com/meets/476/events>.

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