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2008-09 Men's Cross Country
Grant Berkery
Grant Berkery

HT.Sr.
YR.5-10
HOMETOWNSarasota, Fla.
PREVIOUS SCHOOLSarasota

Senior: Earned A-Sun All-Academic honors...Finished 43rd with a time of 25:42.02 in the Miami Greentree Invitational (9/5/08)…Finished 121st with a time of 31:17.44 in the Mountain Dew Invitational (9/20/08)…Finished 91st with a time of 32:31.22 in the FSU Invitational (9/27/08)…Finished 59th with a time of 31:05.34 in the FloridaRunners.com Invitational (10/3/08)…Helped the Eagles finish 4th at the Stetson Hatter Invitational with a time of 32:18.

Junior: Provided solid leadership for the Eagles.

Sophomore: Season best time of 32:59 at the Florida Tech Invitational 8K…Stetson Hatter Invitational ran 33:11 (8K)…Ran 20:58 (5K) at the Nova Southeastern Sharks Invitational.

Freshman: Top times of 30:14 (8K) and 18:13 (5K)…Berkery’s time in the 5K helped the Eagles to their best finish (3rd) all season at Saint Leo…Placed in the Top 100 at the NCAA Regionals with a 10K time of 41:23.

High School: 2005 graduate of Sarasota High…Named to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune All-Area team after senior season…Placed 15th at district meet and 22nd at regionals in 2004…State qualifier as a junior…Four-year letter winner in track…2001 BMX Florida State Champion.

Personal: Hometown is Sarasota, Florida…Son of Pete and Karon Berkery…Majoring in Health Services Administration…Favorite athletes are Lance Armstrong and Michael Phelps...Favorite sport to watch is NASCAR...His brother plays baseball for the Texas Rangers…Career aspiration is to be a physical therapist…Chose FGCU because of the location and the cross country team.