2008-09 Men's Cross Country
Senior: Top FGCU finisher at the A-Sun Championships with a 27th-place time of 27:25…Finished 10th at the Miami Greentree Invitational in a time of 16:24.89 (4-mile run)…Top Eagle finisher (44th) at the Mountain Dew Invitational…Placed third at the Flrunners.com Invitational in 15.49.69 (5k run)…Finished sixth at the inaugural FGCU Invitational.
Junior: Set a new school record in the 8k at the Atlantic Sun Conference Championships with a time of 26:08.89 (11/2/08)...Earned A-Sun All-Academic honors...Finished in 8th place Miami Greentree Invitational with a time of 22:04.40…Finished 29th at the Mountain Dew Gator Invitational (9/20/08)…Finished in 22nd place at the FSU Invitational with time of 26:54.07, just four seconds short of setting a school record (9/27/08)…Helped the Eagles finish in 5th place at the Florida Runners.com Invitational with a time of 27:50.00 (10/3/08)…Finished in 49th place at the Walt Disney World Cross Country Classic with a time of 27:02.90 (10/12/08)…Helped the Eagles finish in 4th place at the Sodexho Stetson Hatter Invitational with a time of 28:12 (10/17/08)
Sophomore: Brunette became a steady performer for the eagles by placing in every event he ran...He placed second among eagles with a 29:30.22 at the 8k Gator Invitational...He posted a 28:01.22 at the Florida State Invitational, a 28:12.23 at the Walt Disney World Sports Invitational, a 28:03.32 which placed him 46 overall at the A-Sun championship, and a personal best of 27:55.21 at the Gulf Coast Stampede...Earned A-Sun All Academic honors for 2007.
Freshman: One of FGCU’s top two runners…Top FGCU runner at the Stetson Hatter Invitational with a time of 30:01 (8K)…Season best time 27:49 at the Florida Tech Invitational 8K…NCAA Division 2 Regional Championship ran 34:45 (10K) for second best on FGCU Team.
High School: 2006 graduate of Venice High School…Senior season, he finished 11th in regionals and took 56th out of 182 runners in the class 3A State Finals…In track, went undefeated his senior season in the 3200m race until regionals…Named Sarasota County Champion in the 1600m and 3200m events…District Champion in 3200m race and placed third in the 1600m…2006 Sarasota Herald-Tribune Best of the Best for Fall Sports award winner…Won YMCA Venitian 5K event with a personal best time of 16:10…Florida Bright Futures Medallion Scholarship Award.
Personal: Hometown is Venice, Florida…Son of Ray and Vicki Brunette…Majoring in Athletic Training…Dean's List in High School…Favorite sport moment is when the Red Sox won the World Series in 2004…Chose FGCU because it’s a great school, dorms and cross country.
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