Jose Perez
Jose Perez
Height: 5-11
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Haines City, FL
Major: Human Movement & Performance
Gamer: Haines City HS

AS A JUNIOR (2014-15): Cross Country - ran in eight of FSC's nine meets ... was the team's No. 4 finisher at two meets and finished second in one meet ... had four Top 20 finishes, including a season-best 10th place finish at the Valdosta State XC Challenge (10/25) as he ran a career best 8K time of 25:59.90 ... his other Top 20 finishes came at the Florida State Invitational (10/10) as he finished 15th with an 8K time of 26:16.03, at the UF Mountain Dew Invitational (9/20) as he finished 16th with an 8K time of 26:00.94 and was 17th at the SSC Championships (11/8) as he ran the 8K course at Dover in a time of 27:08.00 ... was the team's fifth runner at the NCAA Division II South Regionals (11/22) as he ran a 10K time of 33:52.81 ... placed 196th at the NCAA Division II National Championships (12/6) as he ran the weather-shortened 9,650 meter course in a time of 34:48.90 ... Track - ran in five meets ... top finish was a sixth place finish in both the 3,000 meter run at the Embry-Riddle Last Chance Meet (2/20) and in the 5,000 meter run at the UT Ryan McCall Invitational (4/12) ... at the ERAU Last Chance Meet, ran the 3,000 meters in a season best time of 9:04.00 and ran a time of 15.44.80 in the 5,000 meters at the UT meet ... also finished in the Top 10 in the 5,000 meters at the Bulls Invitational (3/20) and was seventh in the 5,000 meters at the Embry-Riddle Spikes Classic ... was the team's top finisher in the 1,500 meters at the Bulls Invitational (3/20) as he ran a time of 4:16.25 ... ran anchor on FSC's sixth-place 4-x-800 meter relay team that finished sixth at the Embry-Riddle Spikes Classic (4/3) ... the relay team ran a time of 8:27.06, which is the third fastest time in school history.  

AS A SOPHOMORE (2013-14): HONORS: USTFCCCA All-South Region ... SSC All-Championship Team ... Cross Country - ran in all eight of the team's meets ... was the team's No. 3 finisher at two of the meets and was the No. 4 finisher in five other meets ... had three Top 15 finishes, including a season-best 8th place finish at the SSC Championships (10/26) as he ran an 8K time of 26:18.00 to earn a spot on the SSC All-Championship team ... his other Top 15 finishes came at the UT Pre Regional Meet (9/27) as he finished 12th with an 8K time of 27:39.60 and finished 13th at the NCAA D-II South Regional Championships (11/9) as he ran the 10K course at Saint Leo in a time of 33:29.10 ... ran a season and season-best 8K time of 26:17.39 at the Florida State Invitational (10/11) as he finished in 26th place ... his 15:27.13 time at the season opening USF Bulls Invitational (9/6) was the team's third fastest 5K time of the season ... was the Mocs fourth runner to cross the finish line at the NCAA D-II National Championships (11/23) as he ran the 10K course in Spokane in a time of 33:52.90 to finish in 209th place ... Track - ran in five meets ... top finish was a 12th place showing in the 3,000 meter run at the Embry-Riddle Last Chance Meet (2/22) as he ran a time of 9:12.42 ... ran the 5,000 meter run in two meets and had a top finish of 20th at the UNF Spring Break Invitational (3/28) as he ran a time of 16:13.31 ... had a season-best 5,000 meter time at the Florida State Relays (3/22) as he ran a time of 15:45.30 to finish 23rd.

AS A FRESHMAN (2012-13): HONORS: USTFCCCA All-South Region ... SSC All-Championship Team ... Cross Country - ran in six of the Mocs seven meets ... was the team's No. 3 finisher at five of the meets ... had two Top 10 finishes - 7th at the UT Early Bird Classic (4 miles - 20:46.75, 8/31) and 8th at SSC Championships (8K - 26:26.70, 10/20), where he earned a spot on the SSC All-Championship Team ... finished 21st at NCAA South Regional (10K - 33:04.30, 11/3) ... ran a season-best 8K time of 26:26.70 at the SSC Championships ... Track - ran in six meets ... was the top finisher in the 5K race at the Disney Invitational as he ran a time of 16:02.84 ... had two other Top 10 finishes - 7th in the 3,000 meters (9:12.44) at Embry-Riddle Last Chance Meet (2/16) and 5th in the 1,500 meters (4:10.46) at the USF Open Invitational (3/8) ... he was 11th in the 800 meters at the USF Open Invitational (3/8) ... was one FSC's winning 4-x-800 Meter Relay team that set a new school record time (7:59.64) at the UT Ryan McCall Invitational (4/13) ... ran on FSC's winning distance medley relay team (10:58.29) at the Disney Invitational (3/23).

Career Best XC Times: 5K: 15:27.13 / USF Invitational, 9/6/13; 8K: 25:59.90 / Valdosta State XC Challenge, 10/25/14; 10K: 33:04.30 / NCAA D-II South Regional Championships, 11/3/12.


HIGH SCHOOL:
2012 graduate of Haines City High School ... earned three letters in both soccer and cross country and four letters in track ... as a freshman qualified for the Florida State Track Meet in the 4-x-800-meter relay ... was a state qualifier in cross country as a sophomore ... finished 13th at the Florida State Cross Country Meet with a personal best time of 15:59 and finished 12th in the 1,600-meter run in the Florida State Track Meet as a junior ... was a member of Haines City's District Championship cross country team as a senior ... in track, earned a ninth-place finish in the 1,600-meter run with a personal best time of 4:24 and also ran a personal best time of 1:59 in the 800-meter dash ... earned First-Team All-Polk County honors from The Ledger in soccer as a senior and was as a sophomore, he was a member of Haines City's soccer team that took home a district title.

PERSONAL: Son of Margarita Mondragon and Joselito Perez ... has a brother and a sister ... in his spare time, he likes music and playing soccer.