Perzanowski Sets School Record at NCAA South Regional
Friday, November 09, 2012 | by Matt Judd
Photo by Jim Dostie
Photo by Jim Dostie

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Representing the FGCU women's team at the NCAA Division I Cross Country South Regional for the second time in program history, senior Barrie Cohen (Voorhees, N.J./Eastern Regional HS) and junior Kelly Perzanowski (St. Clairsville, Ohio/St. Clairsville HS) traveled to Tallahassee, Fla. on Friday to compete at the 6K event hosted by Florida State. Perzanowski came in 101st place and set a school record 22:02.6 in the 6K.

"I am pleased with how the lady's competed,” said head coach Cassandra Goodson. “Kelly improved her own 6km personal record by almost thirty seconds. She also broke the school record today."

The previous record was 22:14.30 set by Cohen at last year’s NCAA South Regional. Cohen was right behind Perzanowki, finishing in 118th place with a time of 22:29.8.

Perzanowki’s previous fastest time in the 6K was 22:28.9 which she ran earlier this year at the UCF Black & Gold Challenge. Cohen shaved off 14 seconds from her time of 22:43.8 that she ran at the UCF Black & Gold Challenge.

Both Perzanowski and Cohen have been the top two finishes for FGCU, finishing either first or second in every race this year.

The 2012 fall season comes to a completion for the Eagles as the top two teams and top four individuals automatically qualify from the south region for the NCAA Chamionship, which will be hosted by the University of Lousiville on November 17.

101. Kelly Perzanowski – 22:02.6
118. Barrie Cohen – 22:29.8