9 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES  |  16 SUNSHINE STATE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS  |  3 REGIONAL TITLES

2016 Florida Southern Men's Cross Country News

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    February 10, 2017
    75 Student-Athletes Named to Fall SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll MELBOURNE, FL - Florida Southern College had 75 student-athletes named to the Fall SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll, the Sunshine State Conference announced on Friday. The Moccasins ranked second among all SSC schools in the total number of student-athletes honored, and had the most with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average (27).
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    February 09, 2017
    Bryant and Ormsby Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors NEW ORLEANS – John Bryant and Bobby Ormsby have been named to the NCAA Division II All-Academic Team by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Association that was announced today.
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    February 03, 2017
    FSC Student-Athletes Partner with Soles 4 Souls LAKELAND, FL - Attention anyone with a closet! Those shoes you no longer want are desperately needed to fight the human tragedy of global poverty.
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    November 19, 2016
    Kemboi Posts Second Fastest 10K in FSC History as Mocs Place 26th at NCAA Men's Cross Country National Meet SAINT LEO – Florida Southern finished in 26th at the NCAA Division II Men's Cross Country National Championship with 656 points here Saturday at The Abbey Golf Course at Saint Leo University. The 26th place finish is the best for the Moccasins since the 2010 squad, led by current head coach Ben Martucci, came in 23rd place.
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    November 07, 2016
    Third Time a Charm for Men's Cross Country? Team Competes in NCAA National Meet This Saturday SAINT LEO – It is said that the third time is a charm. At least that's what the Florida Southern men's cross country team hopes to be true. For the third time this season, the Moccasins will be competing on The Abbey Golf Course on the Saint Leo campus. This time, it's for all the marbles as the Moccasins will be running in the NCAA Division II National Championships on Nov. 19.
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    November 05, 2016
    FSC Finishes Third at NCAA Regional; Earns Trip to National Championship SAINT LEO – Florida Southern placed four runners in the 11th thru 16th slots to finish third at the NCAA Division II South Region Men's Cross Country Championship held here Saturday morning at The Abbey Golf Course. The third place showing qualifies the Moccasins to compete in the National Championships, Nov. 19 which will be contested on the same course here.
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    November 02, 2016
    Moccasins Men's Cross Country Running for Third Regional Title in the Last Four Years SAINT LEO - The Moccasins men's cross country team will compete in the NCAA Division II South Regional Championships here Saturday morning on The Abbey Golf Course at Saint Leo University.
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    October 31, 2016
    Four Moccasins Named to Men's Cross Country All-SSC Squad MELBOURNE - Florida Southern's Festus Kemboi, Dean McGregor, Bobby Ormsby, and Evan Quinones have all been named to the 2016 All-Sunshine State Conference Men's Cross Country team as announced today by the league office and voted upon by the league head coaches. The Moccasins took four of the seven spots on the All-SSC team.
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    October 25, 2016
    Moccasins Drop One Spot in USTFCCCA Men's Cross Country Region Poll NEW ORLEANS – The Florida Southern men's cross country team dropped one spot down to number three in the Weekly South Regional Poll as released Tuesday by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The Moccasins had been ranked in second slot for four consecutive polls.
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    October 22, 2016
    Men's Cross Country Finishes SSC Runner-Up Behind Ormsby's Second-Place Finish MELBOURNE - Red-shirt junior Bobby Ormsby turned in a time of 24:37.77 to finish in second place and lead Florida Southern to a runner-up finish at the Sunshine State Conference Championship held here Saturday at Wickham Park.
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    October 19, 2016
    Men's Cross Country Looks to Return to Form at Conference Championship Meet MELBOURNE - Florida Southern hits the road this Saturday to compete in the Sunshine State Conference Championship here at Wickham Park. The men's 8K race will start at 7:45 a.m. and will be followed by the women's 6K which gets underway at 8:30 a.m.
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    October 12, 2016
    Moccasins Remain Ranked Second In USTFCCCA South Region Poll NEW ORLEANS – The Florida Southern men's cross country team remains locked at the number two spot in the Weekly South Regional Poll as released Tuesday by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. It is the fourth week in a row that the Moccasins have been in the second slot in the poll and the ranking matches the highest for the Moccasins since the final regular poll of the 2014 season when then were also ranked second in the region.
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    October 08, 2016
    Florida Southern Finishes Seventh at Saint Leo Pre-National Invitational SAINT LEO - Sophomore Everett Wagner finished in 29th place with a time of 29:54.90 over the 8K Abbey Golf Course as Florida Southern finished in seventh place at the Saint Leo Pre-National Invitational held here Saturday.
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    October 07, 2016
    Florida Southern's Festus Kemboi Savors Chance to Run in U.S. LAKELAND — Festus Kiptum Kemboi's journey to the United States spanned two and a half years, one failed attempt at a visa and hundreds of miles worth of training in his native Kenya.
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    October 04, 2016
    Moccasins Hold Steadfast at #2 in USTFCCA Regional Poll NEW ORLEANS – The Florida Southern men's cross country team repeats at the number two spot in the Weekly South Regional Poll as released Tuesday by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. It is the third week in a row that the Moccasins have been in the second slot in the poll and the ranking matches the highest for the Moccasins since the final regular poll of the 2014 season when then were also ranked second in the region.
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    October 01, 2016
    Ormsby Posts Second Fastest Time in FSC History as Moccasins Finish in 8th Place at Chile Pepper Festival FAYETTEVILLE, AR - Red-Shirt Junior Bobby Ormsby finished with a career-best time of 24:28.91 to finish in 30th place out of 583 runners and lead Florida Southern to an 8th place finish here at the 28th Annual Chile Pepper Festival held Saturday at the University of Arkansas' off-road course. Ormsby's time is the second fastest time in Florida Southern history, just over two seconds behind current Moc head coach Ben Martucci's time of 24:26.43 set on Nov. 6, 2010 at the Sunshine State Conference Championship.
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    September 27, 2016
    Moccasins Hold on to #2 Spot in USTFCCCA Weekly Regional Poll. NEW ORLEANS – The Florida Southern men's cross country team holds on to the number two spot in the Weekly South Regional Poll as released Tuesday by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. It is the second week in a row that the Moccasins have been in the second slot in the poll. The ranking matches the highest for the Moccasins since the final regular poll of the 2014 season when then were also ranked second in the region.
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    September 24, 2016
    Wagner Leads Mocs to 8th Place Finish at UF Mountain Dew Invitational GAINESVILLE - Sophomore Everett Wagner posted a personal season-best 28:47.19 time over a hilly 8K Mark Bostick Golf Course to finish in 50th place among 131 non-Division I runners and pace Florida Southern to a 8th place finish in a 12-team non-D1 field here Saturday at the University of Florida Mountain Dew Invitational.
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    September 20, 2016
    Mocs Run Up To Second in USTFCCCA Regional Poll NEW ORLEANS – The Florida Southern men's cross country team has moved up one spot to number two in the Weekly South Regional Poll as released Tuesday by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The squad moved up one notch from a No. 3 spot in the initial regular season ranking last week. The ranking matches the highest for the Moccasins since the final regular poll of the 2014 season when then were also ranked second in the region.
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    September 19, 2016
    Kemboi Earns SSC Runner-of-the-Week Honors MELBOURNE - Freshman Festus Kemboi has been named the Sunshine State Conference Male Cross Country Runner-of-the-Week as announced Monday by the league office.
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    September 19, 2016
    Martucci Earns Spot in Hernando High School Hall of Fame BROOKSVILLE, FL - Florida Southern College cross country and track head coach Ben Martucci is set to be inducted into the Hernando High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Thursday, Sept. 22.
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    September 17, 2016
    Kemboi Leads Moccasins to Victory at Home LAKELAND, FL - Festus Kemboi won the first home race of his career and Florida Southern College men's cross country took the top five spots at the 2016 Moccasin Invitational on Saturday at Holloway Park. The Moccasins finished with 15 points and cruised to an easy win over Southeastern (49 points) and Warner (71).
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    September 15, 2016
    Southern to Host Moccasin Invitational Saturday at Lakeland's Holloway Park LAKELAND – For the second straight season, the Florida Southern cross country program will host the Moccasin Invitational at Lakeland's Holloway Park and Nature Preserve off of Lakeland Highlands Road, north of the Polk Parkway (Map). The Moccasin Invitational will take place this Saturday The men's 8K race will get underway at 7:15 a.m. with the women's 5K to follow.
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    September 13, 2016
    Mocs Ranked Third in Initial Weekly Regional Poll NEW ORLEANS – The Florida Southern men's cross country team is ranked third in the initial Weekly South Regional Poll as released Tuesday by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The squad moved up one notch from a No. 4 preseason slot. The ranking is the highest for the Moccasins since the final regular poll of the 2014 season when then were ranked second in the region.
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    September 10, 2016
    Three Mocs Place in the Top-10 as FSC Opens 2016 With a Win at Florida Tech MELBOURNE – Florida Southern got a big comeback performance from redshirt junior Bobby Ormsby, an impressive debut from freshman Festus Kemboi, and a top-10 performance from redshirt junior Evan Quinones too as the Moccasins began the 2016 men’s cross-country season with a win at the Florida Tech Invitational.
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    September 08, 2016
    Cross Country Looks for Strong Start at Florida Tech The Florida Southern College men's and women's cross country teams will kick off the 2016 campaign at the Florida Tech Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 10.
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    August 31, 2016
    Men Harriers Ranked Fourth in USTFCCCA Preseason Poll NEW ORLEANS – The Florida Southern men's cross team is ranked fourth in the preseason regional ranking as released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Association.
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    June 28, 2016
    Cross Country Announces 2016 Schedule LAKELAND - Moccasin head coach Ben Martucci has announced the 2016 season schedule for the men's and women's cross country teams.