Mussante: All RegionLAKELAND, Fla. – Senior Alex Guy of the Florida Southern men’s cross country team ran the fourth fastest 10K time in program history while setting a new program record …
Mussante: All Region
LAKELAND, Fla. – Senior Alex Guy of the Florida Southern men’s cross country team ran the fourth fastest 10K time in program history while setting a new program record for a 10K performance at the NCAA Region Championship Saturday morning. The Keystone Heights, Fla. native completed the distance in 31:45.4 to become just the fourth Moccasin all-time to run a sub-32 minute 10K. Guy led the Mocs to a sixth place team finish in the 18-member field at the 2022 NCAA South Region Championship hosted by Florida Southern College in conjunction with Polk County Sports and Tourism. Guy’s individual time earned him 19th overall and secured All-Region honors for the senior.
Guy surpassed the previous FSC Regional Record Holder Eric Walker’s (2003-06) time of 31:47 which was set at the 2006 NCAA Region Championship.
In the womens race, the Florida Southern women’s cross country team took ninth overall Saturday morning at the 2022 NCAA South Region Championship. The Mocs suffered a few injuries late this week which caused the team to have just six competitors compared to the rest of the field which all had seven runners in the race.
Junior Ellie Fluman and sophomore Emma Mussante led the way for the Mocs as they took 23rd and 24th, respectively, to earn All-Region recognition.
Mussante is a Middleburg High graduate.
In Lakeland on November 19, Fluman posted the ninth best 6K region championship performance in program history as she crossed the line in 22:21.7 while Mussante posted the 10th best time in program history at 22:24.0.
At Embry Riddle University two weeks prior, the Florida Southern women’s cross country team took sixth overall at the 2022 Sunshine State Conference Championship held in Daytona Beach, Fla. Junior Ellie Fluman and sophomore Emma Mussante earned Second Team All-SSC honors while Fluman was named to the All-Championship Team. Mussante is a Middleburg High graduate.
In the mens race, former Keystone Heights High runner Alex Guy, a senior at Florida Southern, finished as the fourth Moc in 16th overall in 27:06.6. The Florida Southern mens team finished fourth with host Embry Riddle winning the team title with 24 points with Saint Leo, Tampa and Florida Southern finishing in a tight flurry with scores of 65, 66 and 74, respectively.
“That was one of the toughest courses we’ve run all year,” said Guy. “We ran three loops around the campus with a nice hill at the start of all three loops.”
For the girls, Fluman picked up her second Second Team All-SSC honors of her career after taking ninth overall in the meet, just two spots out of First Team recognition. Fluman completed the season-long 6K course in 22:56.8. Mussante secured her first all-conference honors after placing 13th overall with a time of 23:22.6.
The next three finishers for the Mocs placed between 34th and 37th place to round out the scoring five. Sophomore Marisa Kortright, a Fleming Island High graduate, took 34th in 24:54.8, just ahead of junior Emery Roth who finished in 35th with a time of 24:58.5. The fifth and final member of the scoring five was sophomore Mya Stam who crossed the line in 37th in 25:14.3.
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