Florida State Runners Earn Weekly Top Honors

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The Florida State men's and women's cross country teams swept the NCAA South Regional titles three days ago and today swept MileSplit U's Athlete of the Week Awards. Violah Lagat and  Jakub Zivec paced their teams to victory Friday with impressive individual showings at Apalachee Regional Park .

Lagat led a 1-2-3 finish for Florida State as she captured first in the 6k with a time of 20:06. Fellow teammates Collen Quigley and Amanda Winslow finished behind Lagat in times of 20:12 and 20:13, respectively.

Lagat set a course record in the Seminoles 24-112 romp over the second-place Vanderbilt. Florida State matched its point total from the 2010 South Regional meet.

Jakub Zivec "tomahawk chopped" his way down the home stretch of the 10K race leading the 1-2 finish with fellow teammate Breandan O Neilled. Zivec and O Neilled ran identical times of 30:23.9. Zivec, however, was giving the victory because  his 9K time was faster than O Neilled.

Behind the efforts of Ziven and his teammate, the Florida State men earned its second-straight South Regional title. The Seminoles scored 27 points to Georgia's 48 in the win.

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