Positively Promoting the Student Athlete Since 1992

LAKELAND, Fla.—The Southeastern University men’s cross country team finished second in their third meet of the season, with two of the top eight individual runners.
The Fire finished with a total score of 63 and a time of 2:21, just behind St. Leo’s time of 2:20.
Senior Mario Perez paced Southeastern again with a time of 27:37, finishing third in the meet. Coach Paul Kurtz commenting on Perez’s performance, “Mario had a great day. It’s a tough course especially in this heat so to come in third today was a great effort.”
This was the Fire’s first race after a two week break, and Perez talked about how that helped them in this race, “We had two weeks off had a good two weeks of training and were able to get our legs under us which helped prepare us.” Perez continued to comment on his performance stating, “I felt good, I felt like I could’ve pushed a little harder, but I feel like here’s a good starting point to be successful the rest of the season.”
Freshman John Perez-Dunn placed eighth overall with a time of 28:11, followed by sophomore Christopher Pinedo who crossed the finish line at 28:15.
Freshman Stephen Ward rounded out the top 20 with a time of 28:28. Junior Jordan Gonzalez finished just behind him at 28:43.
Southeastern is back in action on October 11 in Charlotte, N.C. when they compete in the Royals Challenge.