NSU Men's Cross Country 2016

2016 Schdule

9.2 | Florida Atlantic | 6 pm

9.10 | Florida Tech | 8 am

9.24 | Minnesota | 8 am

10.8 | Disney Classic | 8 am

10.22 | SSC Championship | 8 am

11.5 | NCAA South Regionals | 8 am

11.19 | NCAA Division II Nationals | 8 am

Dwayne Edwards

Sr. | Jacksonville, Fla.

Competed as a Shark in a total of four cross country events, including the FAU Invitational 5K, the Florida Southern 8K, the Disney Classic 8K, and contributed to the Sharks overall second place in the Sunshine State Conference Championship 8K race.

Thomas Ingalls

Sr. | St. George, Utah

Was a key contributor to the spectacular success of the Sharks men’s cross country team…Placed seventh overall at the FAU Invitational 5k with a time of 16:11.7…Recorded his season best 8k time at the Moccasin Invitational with a mark of 28:12…Had the third best finish for the Sharks at the Disney Classic 8k race with a time of 26:45…Was the third Shark to cross the finish line at NCAA Regionals with a 10k time of 34:23 and was included as an All-South Region team member…Set his best 10k time at 32:50 at the NCAA Division II National Championships…Was honored by the Sunshine State Conference in the Fall Commissioners Honor Roll list.

Benjamin Manuel

Sr. | Willemstad, Curacao

Named in the SSC Fall Commissioners Honor Roll for his outstanding academic standing…Placed fourth overall at the FAU Invitational 5k with a time of 15:57…Participated in four 8k races, setting his best time at the Sunshine State Conference Championships when he finished sixth in 25.57…His excellent performance allowed him to claim a spot in the Sunshine State Conference All-Conference squad…Selected by CoSIDA as an Academic All-District team member.

Ian McQuate

Jr. | Keanuu, Hawaii

Was crowned as and SSC Fall Commissioner Honor Roll member for his outstanding academic standing…Participated in a total of six events for the Sharks, including the NCAA Regional tournament…Set his best finish at the FAU Invitational 5k by placing eighth overall with a time of 16.13…Recorded an impressive time of 35:34 at the Regional Championships 10k competition.

Christian Oppel

Gr. | Lautertal, Germany

Had an incredible debut season for the Sharks, leading the team in various occasions and playing an important role to the team’s overall success…Finished third overall at the FAU Invitational 5k, where the Sharks team took first place overall…Set his best 8k time at the Sunshine State Conference Championships, where he placed fifth with a mark of 25:48…Recorded the fastest time for the Sharks at the NCAA South Region Championships 10k race, finishing seventh at just 33:17…Added his name to the top of NSU’s list of All-time best 10k time at 31.23 with his impressive run at the NCAA Division II National tournament…Selected as an SSC Commissioners Honor Roll list inclusion…His remarkable performances allowed him to be included in the SSC All-Conference and NCAA All-South Region teams.

Maximilian Sperl

So. | Regensburg, Germany

Set expectations high during his debut season, where he officially participated in five prestigious races for the Sharks…Placed ninth at the Sunshine State Conference Championships 8k with a time of 26:04…Was the second Shark to cross the finish line at the NCAA Division II National Championships within 31:38, placing his name as the second best 10k runner for NSU of all time.

Wade White

Sr. | Bangor, Pa.

Participated in all seven 2015 fall cross country events for the Sharks, playing a key role in the overall success of the team…Helped the Sharks claim the first spot as a team at the FAU Invitational 5k by finishing fifth in 16:01…Fastest runner for the Sharks at the Disney classic 8k with a time of 25:32…Took the fourth position in the Sunshine State Conference finals with an excellent 8k time of 25:46, earning a spot in the SSC All-Conference team…Set the third fastest time for the Sharks at the NCAA Division II Nationals at 32:47.

Raphael de Bonnieres

Gr. | Nantes, France

Previous Experience

Ran Cross country and competed for track for 2 years at Jean Moulin University Lyon III for Coach Eric de Boever…His personal bests is 1'55''48 in the 800m, 2'27''10 in the 1000m, 3'50''31 in the 1500m and 31'56'' in the 10km…Placed third in the 10k road and seventh in the 800m indoor at the French Universitaries National Championships …Also competed for the Athletic Club Tassin for Coach Didier Bec...Placed fourth in the 1500m and the 10km road at the French Junior Championships.

Personal

Born in Nantes, France…Majoring in International Business…His most memorable athletic achievement is his fourth place finish in the 1500m at the French National Championships in 2015… His father is the most influential person because he is always there for him with patience and discretion…Favorite food is gratin dauphinois…Favorite movie is Limitless…Favorite Show is Le Petit Journal…Favorite actor is Pierre-Ambroise Bosse…Favorite historical person is Charles de Gaulle…Favorite vacation spot is St-Jean-de-Luz…Favorite sports team is Olympique Lyonnais…Favorite subject in school is Mathematics…Son of Patrice and Corinne de Bonnieres…has four siblings, Maylis, Jean, Soline and Timothee.

Adam Eurbin

Fr. | East Hampton, Conn.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

Ran cross country and track for four year at East Hampton HS for Coach Bill Wilkie…Best times of 17:45 in the 5k, 4:48 in the 1600 and 10:17 in the 3200…Was named All-Conference cross country, Coach’s Award and Athletic Hall of Fame Scholarship.

PERSONAL

Majoring in Marine Biology…Born in New Britain, Connecticut…Most memorable athletic achievement was being All-Conference his senior year…Favorite food is pasta…Favorite athlete is Mo Farah…Favorite vacation spot is Vermont…Favorite sports team is the Boston Bruins…Hobbies include running and fishing…Favorite subject in school is biology...Son of Todd and Donna Eurbin...Has a sister, Jennie.

Joel Lacy

Fr. | Plantation, Fla.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

Played soccer, ran track and cross country for three years for Scott Sherrod at Calvary Christian Academy…Was FHSAA cross country state champion and Broward County Runner of the Year in 2015….Named on the Principles Honor Roll.

PERSONAL

Majoring in business…Born in Hollywood, Florida…Most memorable athletic achievement is winning the FSHAA State Championship…Names is high school coach, Scott Sherrod as is the most influential person in his life for always staying positive through difficult situations…Volunteered in feeding the homeless for community service…Favorite food is pizza…Favorite movie is Hot Rod and favorite show is Bob’s Burgers…Favorite actor is Jim Carrey and favorite actress is Margot Robbie…Favorite athlete is Jeff Gordon and favorite sports team is the Baltimore Ravens…Hobbies include ping pong and long walks on the beach…Favorite subject in school is physics.

Matthew Taddeo

Fr. | Havertown, Pa.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

Ran cross country and track for 4 years at Haverford Township High School for Coach Jay Williams…Ran a 4:57 mile and 17:50 5k his senior year…Received the coaches award for both cross country and track.

PERSONAL

Born in Wilmington, Pennsylvania…Majoring in Sociology…His favorite food is pasta.

Bryan Hagopian

Head Coach

Bryan Hagopian was named head coach for men's and women's cross-country and men's and women's outdoor track on July 9, 2008.

The 2013-14 athletic year proved to be another benchmark year for Hagopian's programs. All four sports under the head coach claimed top-5 finishes at their respective conference championships, with Alex Palm winning her second Sunshine State Conference Championship. Both the women and men were represented at the NCAA Cross Country National Championship. In track and field, the Sharks once again combined for a pair of top-3 finishes at the Peach Belt Conference Championships. There, the Sharks pulled home multiple individual titles and set up several individual runs at the NCAA National Championship. Nationals was highlighted by Ryan Jerothe's All-American performance in the pole vault.

During the 2012-13 season, The men's cross country team won the Sunshine State Conference title and the 20th overall SSC Championship in Nova Southeastern history.The Shark men went on to continue their success by winning the South Regional Championship. This was the first time the team had won a Men's South Regional title in school’s history. The women took second at the SSC championships. Hagopian led Alexandra Palm to her first Sunshine State Conference Individual Championship. Palm is the first female in school history to win a Sunshine State Conference Title.The women took third-place at the South Regional Championship.The men came in 32nd as the women came in 29th at the NCAA Championships in Joplin, Mo. Hagopian led Alexandra Palm to her first Sunshine State Conference Individual Championship. Palm is the first female in school history to win a Sunshine State Conference Title.During the 2012-13 track and field season, Hagopian has helped the team accumulate five NCAA national representatives, six conference champions, two Peach Belt Athlete of The Year awards and 16 personal records and helped five athletes reach the NCAA national championship. He provided coaching to Peri Bowman, who was named Co-Athlete of the Year and Darren Hendricks, who was named Freshman Athlete of The Year. In addition, he also helped guide the women’s and men’s team to a second and third place finish at their first Peach Belt Conference Championship.

Following his unprecedented inaugural season as head coach in 2009, Hagopian came into his second year with high expectations of both cross country and track and field teams. He found it when Carlyle Thompson became the program’s first first-ever All-American for Track and Field. Thompson performed in the 2010 NCAA Championships and was the first one to do so in program history and earned sixth place.

During his first season with the Sharks, Hagopian coached both programs to multiple records during both the cross country and track and field seasons. On the women’s side, Krystal Porter and Brooke Hurley became the first two runners in the women’s cross country history to run sub 19:00 in the 5K. During the track season records were met in 10 track events as well as in three field events as the Sharks competed in field events for the first time since the track and field program began in 2006. Most notably for NSU’s women’s team for the track and field season was Kyley Jorgensen, who was a freshman who provisionally qualified for the NCAA Division II National Championships in the 100 meters.

On the men’s side, both Jeff Palmer and Eskender Abdalla recorded cross country’s first ever sub-26:00 8K times. Palmer ultimately ran NSU records in the 8K and the 10K with his 32:25 in the 10K at the Division II South Regional Championships, nearly two minutes faster than anyone else on NSU’s all-time top 10K times. In track and field the program had multiple and individual best performances. Michael Wilson became the first athlete in program history to provisionally qualify for the NCAA Division II National Championships in two events. Wilson, who provisionally qualified in the 200 meters in 2008, met the provisional times in both 100 and 200 meters.

Hagopian joined the Sharks after serving for one year at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette as the assistant men's and women's track and field coach for the NCAA Division I institution.

From 2004-2006, Hagopian was the head men's and women's cross-country/track & field coach for the College of Mount Saint Joseph (NCAA D-III) in Cincinnati, Ohio. He founded the inaugural men's and women's track and field teams for the Lions, while the cross country team garnered All-Region honors.

He was the assistant men's and women's cross-country/track and field coach for Upper Iowa University (NCAA D-II) in Fayette, Iowa from 2002-2003, where the Peacocks cross-country teams earned All-Conference and All-Region accolades.

He began his collegiate head coaching career at Mount Senario College (NAIA) in Ladysmith, Wis. He founded the first-ever cross-country team for the Fighting Saints and coached three National qualifiers in Track and Field from 1999-2001.

Hagopian earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Physical Education and Coaching from Hastings College in Neb., and a Master of Science Degree in Athletic Administration from Minnesota State University-Mankato.

Austin Warner

Assistant Coach

Austin Warner joined the NSU cross country and track and field staff in the fall of 2013. He served as a graduate assistant until being named assistant coach for the men’s/women’s cross country/track and field programs on Nov. 3, 2014.

Throughout his time at NSU, he has assisted both the men’s and women’s cross country program to the NCAA National Championships as well as two individual qualifiers. In cross country, Warner has guided 15 student-athletes to NCAA All-South Region honors by placing in the Top 25 at the NCAA Division 2 South Regional Championships. In fall 2015, the men’s and women’s cross country teams showed success in the classroom by achieving USTFCCAA All-Academic Team Awards for achieving an overall team GPA over 3.15

On the track, 18 middle distance and distance student-athletes have been named to the USTFCCCA All-South Region as well as every institutional record from 800m-10,000m has been broken for both the men and women in the past three seasons.

Prior to NSU, Warner served as an assistant for the men’s and women’s cross country programs at Hawaii Pacific University in 2012, where HPU hosted both the Pac West XC Championships and the NCAA Division II West Regional Cross Country Championships.

Originally from Dyer, Ind., Warner earned his Bachelor's degree from Trinity Christian College. Warner is a three-time NAIA national qualifier in cross country and a four-time national qualifier on the track.

He served as the team captain his junior and senior seasons and holds five school records at Trinity while holding personal bests of 14:53 in the 5000m and 31:59 in the 10000m events.

Warner is USATF Level 1 certified and holds a master's in education with a specialization in athletic administration.

Jessica Cousins

Assistant Coach

Jessica Cousins joined the NSU track and field staff in the fall of 2015.

Cousins comes to NSU from Howard University, where she spent three years as the assistant coach and Director of Operations of their men’s and women’s track and field teams.

Originally from South Carolina, Cousins earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Arkansas, and was twice named All-American while competing with the Razorbacks. Cousins placed second in both the 2007 SEC Indoor Championships in Lexington, Ky. and the SEC Outdoor Championships that same season in Auburn, Ala. At the 2007 NCAA Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, Calif., she placed fourth.

After graduation, Cousins stayed at Arkansas and served as an academic advisor for one season and as a volunteer assistant coach for five seasons, while also competing as an athlete on USA Track and Field Elite team. She participated in the 2010 USA Indoor Championships, as well as for the 2010 and 2012 USA World Indoor Track and Field teams and the 2011 USA Pan American team. As an alternate on the 2010 USA World team, she placed first in the 4x400 in Doha, Qatar.

Prior to attending Arkansas, Cousins was a member of the Clemson Tigers track and field squad and was a 2003 ACC Champion in the 4x4 relay.

Jessica Osteen

Volunteer Assistant Coach

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