2013-14 Women's Cross Country
Kelly Perzanowski
Kelly Perzanowski
Kelly Perzanowski

HOMETOWNSt. Clairsville, Ohio

As A Senior (2013) 
Named the Atlantic Sun Conference Female Runner of the Year … named to the NCAA South All-Region Team … named to the Atlantic Sun Conference First Team … named Atlantic Sun Conference Runner of the Week (Sept. 18) … reset the FGCU all-time record in both the women’s 5k and 6k twice … won three meets while leading the team in every race she competed in … placed first overall the Westminster Academy Collegiate Invite 3500m (Aug. 31) with a time of 11:59.42 … placed 1st out of 270 at the UF Mountain Dew Invitational 6k (Sept. 14)  with a then program-record and course record 20:45.06 … placed 45th out of 300 at the Roy Griak Invitational 6k (Sept. 28) with a time of 22:00.65 … placed 8th overall at the FSU Seminole Invitational 5k (Oct. 11) with a then program-record 17:36.88 … won the Atlantic Sun Championships (Nov. 2) with a program-record 17:21.02 ... placed 14th overall the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships (Nov. 15)  with a program-record 20:38.86.

As A Junior (2012)
Led the Eagles in six out of seven races this year … set program record in the 5K and 6K events … named to the All-Conference Second Team … finished a career-best second at the FGCU Invitational (Aug. 31) with a time of 18:24.8 … placed 17th at the UF Mountain Dew Invitational (Sept. 15) with a time of 18:33.2 … finished 52nd at the Greater Louisville Classic (Sept. 29) with a time of 18:52.15 … placed fourth at the Walt Disney World Classic (Oct. 6) with a time of 19:12.20 … finished with a time of 22:28.95 and placed 10th in the 6K at the UCF Black & Gold Challenge (Oct. 12) … set a program record in the 5K with a time of 18:00.8 and placed 13th at the A-Sun Championships (Oct. 27) … set a program record in the 6K at the NCAA South Regional with a time of 22:02.6.

As A Sophomore (2011)
Competed in all six events … finished fifth overall at the FGCU Invitational (Sept. 2) with a 5K time of 19:45.8, helping the Eagles to a second place finish … recorded a time of 19:17.1 at the 5K Vanderbilt Commodore Classic (Sept. 17) to place 44th in the field of 194 runners … placed 38th among 208 competitors at the UF Mountain Dew Invitational (Sept. 24) with a 5K time of 19:18.19 … ran to a season-best 5K time of 19:00.2 at the Walt Disney World Classic (Oct. 8), placing 10th in the 269-participant field … crossed the finish line at the 23:55.26 mark at the UCF Invitational (Oct. 14) to place 20th at the 6K event … ran a 5K time of 19:05.5 at the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship (Oct. 29) to place 30th overall … one of two FGCU runners to compete at the NCAA Division I South Regional in the Eagles’ first year of eligibility, crossing the finish line with a time of 24:06.4 to take 150th at the 6K event.

As A Freshman (2010)
Earned a spot on the A-Sun All-Freshmen team with a time of 18:16.72 for 16th … paced the Eagles in her first collegiate meet at the King of the Hill Invitational (Sept. 5) with a fourth-place finish with at time of 20:39 … broke the 5K school record at the Mt. Dew Invitational (Sept. 18) with a time of 18:49.06 to finish in 28th … the time was the top freshman time in program history, as well … set the freshman school record in the next meet, breaking her own time with a 37th-place finish with a time of 18:44 at the Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational (Oct. 2) … ran an 18:54.30 at the Walt Disney World Cross Country Invitational (Oct. 9) … finished in fifth at the Hatter Invitational (Oct. 16) … took a full 28 seconds off her season-best time at the A-Sun Championship (Oct. 30) with a time of 18:16.72, which is the second fastest time in program history.

High School
Runner on a four-time All-Division Championship cross country squad at St. Clairsville ... was named District Runner of the Year ... led her team to a runner-up finish at the State Championship where she finished eighth ... her top time in the 1600m was a 5:05 ... set a personal-best time in the 5K, clocking in at 18:36 ... won division titles in the 1600m and 3200m in the 2010 track season.

Daughter of Pete and Beth Perzanowski ... born April 9, 1992 ... her sister Natalie runs cross country at Toledo and sister Jamie runs at UCF ... elementary education major ... played basketball in high school ... was recruited by Mississippi State ... her career aspiration is be a principal at a middle school.