Track & Field

  • Florida Southern Places in Top-10 Percent of Division II With Academic Success Rate of 90 Percent
    October 16, 2019
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Florida Southern College athletics continues to promote student-athlete success in the classroom as the department earned a Division II Academic Success Rate (ASR) of 90 for the 2012 cohort, the NCAA released on Wednesday. The 90 percent mark is tied for the highest mark that the department has ever earned, with the previous record set during the 2010 six-year cohort. 
  • Men's and Women's Track Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors For Fourth-Straight Year
    July 22, 2019
    NEW ORLEANS – Florida Southern College men’s and women’s track programs were named all-Academic Teams for the 2018-19 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field season by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday. The men’s program was second in the nation with a team grade-point average of 3.44, while the women were seventh nationally with a 3.59 team GPA.
  • Wagner Named 2019 MVP
    July 08, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - Throughout the month of July, Florida Southern College Athletics will release its list of team MVPs for the 2018-19 season. Each MVP was selected by the team's head coach, and the list includes some of the top student-athletes in the country. MVPs will be revealed each weekday during the month at 10 a.m., and a list of their scheduled release dates can be found below.
  • Gear Up at!
    June 21, 2019
    LAKELAND, Fla. - In parternship with Barnes & Noble College and its True Spirit online stores, Florida Southern College has launched the all-new as the officially licensed fan store of Moccasin athletics.
  • Florida Southern Finishes 18th in Final Learfield Cup Standings
    June 13, 2019
    CLEVELAND, Ohio - Florida Southern College finished 18th in the final 2018-19 NCAA Division II Learfield IMG College Directors' Cup standings, it was announced this week. The Moccasins made a combined 11 NCAA postseason appearances this past year, including top-10 finishes in men's golf (third), women's basketball (ninth) and women's lacrosse (ninth).
  • Wagner Named to All-Academic District Team
    May 28, 2019
    GREENWOOD, IN - Florida Southern College men's track student-athletes Josh Wagner was named by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) to the Google Cloud Academic All-District® team on Tuesday. Wagner is one of the 12 student-athletes selected to represent District 5, which is comprised of institutions from the Sunshine State Conference, Gulf South Conference, and Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
  • Wagner Competes For Mocs at Tom Jones Invitational
    April 27, 2019
    GAINESVILLE, FL - Sophomore Josh Wagner finished second among Division II runners at the UF Tom Jones Memorial Invitational on Saturday in Gainesville. Wagner finished the 1,500-meter run with a sub-four-minute time of 3:59.16. 
  • Mattson, Holmes Earn Pat McFadden Awards
    April 24, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College held its annual Athletic Academic Awards Banquet on Monday evening as it recognized its top student-athletes in an event held at Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House. More than 500 student-athletes, coaches, staff, and invited guests were in attendance.
  • Seniors Climb Record Books at South Florida Invitational
    April 20, 2019
    TAMPA, FL - Florida Southern College men's track seniors contributed in adding six performances to the school record book as the team competed at the South Florida Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Tampa. The Moccasins set six personal records,
  • Kozik Sets Second-Fastest Time in School History at Bison Outdoor Classic
    April 13, 2019
    LEWISBURG, PA - Sophomore Mitchell Kozik set the second-fastest time in school history in the 3,000-meter steeplechase for Florida Southern men's track on Friday as they competed in the 2019 Bison Outdoor Class.
  • Gardner Earns Top-10 Finish at UNF Invitational
    April 05, 2019
    JACKSONVILLE, FL - Three Moccasins participated for Florida Southern men's track on Friday and as they competed in the 2019 UNF Invitational. Thomas Gardner set a personal record, finishing seventh in the 3000-meter steeplechase (11:10.91) while in the 5000-meter run Michael Balseca finished 14th (16:11.05) and Mikey Papa finished 28th (18:36.86).
  • Kozik Sets School Record Again at Pepsi Relays
    March 29, 2019
    GAINESVILLE, FL - Just one week after beating his own school record, Mitchell Kozik again set a new top time as Florida Southern College men's track competed at the 2019 UF Florida Pepsi Relays on Thursday and Friday in Gainesville. The Moccasins competed against Division II and Division I schools at the meet, with Kozik setting yet another school record in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:37.98. Sophomore Mason Jones finished 36th in the 5,000-meter run while Josh Wagner finished 53rd in the 1500-meter run.
  • Drew Howard Named Director of Athletics & Dean of Wellness
    March 25, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL – Florida Southern College President Dr. Anne B. Kerr has announced the appointment of Drew Howard as the Moccasins’ new Director of Athletics & Dean of Wellness. The announcement was made on Monday during a press conference at Streamline Sale Arena at Jenkins Field House.
  • Grajalez and Balseca Finish in Top Three at USF Bulls Invitational
    March 23, 2019
    TAMPA, FL - Warran Grajalez and Michael Balseca finished secon and third in the 10,000-meteru run for Florida Southern men's track on Friday and Saturday as they competed in the 2019 USF Bulls Invitational. The Moccasins set 12 personal records in six events over the course of the weekend,
  • Kozik Finishes First With School-Record Time at UNF Spring Break Invitational
    March 22, 2019
    JACKSONVILLE, FL - Mitchell Kozik set a school record in the 3000-meter steeplechase for Florida Southern men's track on Friday as they competed in the 2019 UNF Spring Break Invitational. Kozik's first-place time of 9:40.00 bests his previous personal record and then school-record time of 9:43.71 set at UNF last year.
  • Men's Track Sets Numerous Personal Records at UCF Black and Gold Challenge
    March 16, 2019
    ORLANDO, FL - Five runners had top-10 finishes as Florida Southern men's track on Friday and Saturday as they competed in the UCF Black and Gold Challenge. The Moccasins set 11 personal records in seven events, including three personal records in the 200-meter run. Rob Marusko set the sixth-fastest time in school history in the 100-meter run (11.71) and the fourth-fastest time in the 200-meter run (23.64) while Josh Wagner finished fifth in the 1,500-meter run (3:55.85).
  • Moccasins Set Numerous Personal Records at UT Track Classic
    March 01, 2019
    TAMPA, FL - Florida Southern College men's track set 26 personal records on Friday as the Moccasins competed at the University of Tampa Track Classic. Sophomore Dylan Oliver set three personal records in the 100-meter (12.69), 200-meter (25.23) and 400-meter (57.44) while Robert Marusko entered the top 10 in Moccasin track history with a time of 11.70 in the 100-meter.
  • Wagner and Kozik Finish First at ERAU First Chance Invite
    February 23, 2019
    DAYTONA BEACH, FL - Josh Wagner finished first in the 1,500-meter-run (4:01.59) and Mitchell Kozik finished first in the 3,000-meter-run (10:01.95) as Florida Southern College men's track competed at the Embry-Riddle First Chance Invite on Saturday. The Moccasins set 21 personal records last weekend, including six in the 800-meter-run event and four in the 1,500-meter-run. Warran Grajalez set a personal record and joined Kozik on the podium in the 3,000-meter-steeple (10:30.55) with a third-place finish while Dean McGregor finished in the top five with Wagner in the 1,500-meter-run (4:08.94) in fourth place.
  • Wagner Places First in 1000M at ERAU Indoor/Outdoor Challenge
    January 19, 2019
    DAYTONA BEACH, FL - Josh Wagner set a school record in the 1,000-meter run (2:34.62) and set a new personal record in the 3,000-meter run (8:48.60) as Florida Southern College men's track had a strong showing in its season-opener at the Embry-Riddle Indoor/Outdoor Classic on Saturday
  • Meyer to Retire as Director of Athletics, Leaves Behind Championship Legacy
    January 15, 2019
    LAKELAND, FL – After more than a decade at the helm of Florida Southern College’s intercollegiate athletic programs, Director of Athletics Pete Meyer is retiring in February.
  • Moccasins Walk to #StopSuicide
    December 02, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Nearly 100 Florida Southern College student-athletes, coaches, and athletics staff participated in the annual "Out of the Darkness" Community Walk around Lake Hollingsworth on Saturday to benefit the Central Florida chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).
  • 2019 Men's and Women's Track Schedule Released
    November 29, 2018
    The schedule for the 2019 men's and women's track season has been jointly announced by first-year head coaches Matt Levassiur (men) and Stephanie Bylander (women). The Moccasins will compete in seven meets during the season while qualifying runners could compete in an additional seven competitions. All but one event will be held in the state of Florida.
  • 105 Moccasins Earn D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award
    August 16, 2018
    CLEVELAND, OH - Florida Southern College had 105 student-athletes named as D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award recipients, the D2 Athletic Directors Association announced on Thursday.
  • Ormsby Selected as FSC Men's Track MVP
    July 26, 2018
    Senior Bobby Ormsby has been named the FSC Men's Track Team MVP by Moccasin coach Stephanie Bylander.
  • FSC Track Teams Honored for Academic Excellence
    July 26, 2018
    NEW ORLEANS – Both the Florida Southern women's and men's track teams were named Scholar Teams for the 2017-18 NCAA Division II Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field seasons as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Thursday.
  • Florida Southern Athletics Continues Tradition of Strong Academics
    May 26, 2018
    LAKELAND, FL - Florida Southern College has long been known for is excellence in the arenas of athletic competition, but Moccasin student-athletes are also shining in the classroom as well as Florida Southern boasts three NCAA Division II Elite 90 award recipients this year. The Elite 90 program honors the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average at each of the NCAA's 90 championship events, and the Mocs have claimed three Elite 90 awards this
  • Florida Southern Captures 2017-18 SSC Men’s and Women’s Mayors’ Cups
    May 22, 2018
    MELBOURNE, FL – Florida Southern College has won the 2017-18 men’s and women’s Sunshine State Conference Mayors’ Cups. The wins mark the 10th time an institution has won both Mayors’ Cups in the same academic year.
  • Jones, Ormsby Named to USTFCCCA All-South Team
    May 14, 2018
    NEW ORLEANS - Freshman Mason Jones and senior Bobby Ormsby have been named to the All-South Region Team for the 2018 outdoor track and field season as selected by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Both runners earn the distinction in two different events.
  • Five Mocs Set Personal Bests in Various Events at UNF Invitational
    April 28, 2018
    JACKSONVILLE, FL - Freshman Mitchell Kozik set a school record in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:43.71 at the UNF Invitational held here Friday at the UNF Track on the University of North Florida campus. In addition, Bobby Ormsby, John Bryant, Mason Jones, and John Wagner all recorded personal best times in various events.
  • Jones Posts Division II's Fastest Freshman 10K Time This Season at Bison Invite
    April 15, 2018
    LEWISBURG, PA - Mason Jones posted the fastest time this season for any NCAA Division II freshman in a 10,000-meter run as members of the Florida Southern men's track competed at the Bison Outdoor Classic here at the Christy-Mathewson Memorial Stadium on the campus of Bucknell University. Jones posted a 30:59.26 to finish in 33rd place. Earlier this season, Jones recorded the ninth fastest freshman time in the 5,000-meter at the Pepsi Florida Relays with a time of 14:54.87 on March 29.
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