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Despite Strong Regional Showing, Season Ends for FSU Cross Country

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The 2017 cross country season came to an end for Florida State late Friday morning in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, but it ended with a strong showing from both the men’s and women’s teams.

Both programs finished fourth on Friday at the NCAA South Regional. A first or second place finish was needed to advance to the NCAA Championships.

The FSU men finished behind Middle Tennessee State, Ole Miss and host Alabama. The women were behind Ole Miss, Georgia and Samford.

Freshman Jodie Judd, on the women’s side, was the top finisher on either side for the Seminoles. Senior Emily Edwards posted a top 25 finish at 21st. Georgia sophomore Samantha Drop was the overall winner.

Three seniors led FSU on the men’s side in their final cross country race. Michael Hall finished 11th, David Barney 17th and Stanley Linton at 24th. Alabama had three of the top four finishers, led by winner Gilbert Kigen.

Hall is likely to earn an individual berth to the NCAA Championships when at-large bids are determined, a spokesperson for the program said.

Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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