Roundup: UF women take Mountain Dew Invitational crown


The Florida women’s cross country team collected its fifth straight Mountain Dew Invitational title Saturday. Florida’s men, despite having its top five runners finish in the top-25, settled for a third-place finish.

The Gators hosted their only home meet of the season at the Mark Bostick Golf Course and posted nine top-25 finishes with 14 personal records for the men and women.

On the women’s side, junior Jessica Pascoe made history with her first-place finish as she became only the third Gator to post three top-5 finishes at the Mountain Dew Invitational. Her time of 16:13.87 was a 58 second personal best.

Redshirt junior Elisabeth Bergh and senior Caitlin McQuilkin-Bell ran together most of the race, pushing each other to personal bests as they finished third and fourth for the Gators. Freshman Grace Blair got her second top-20 finish with a 17th-place finish and redshirt freshman Abbie Harrelson rounded out Florida’s top-5 crossing the finish line at 57.

For the men, redshirt sophomore Colin Schaefer led the way for the Gators. He finished fourth with a personal best time of 24:29.96. He was the only Florida men’s runner in the top-10. Redshirt junior Jack Guyton finished 11th and redshirt freshman Nick Deal, redshirt junior Magnus Pettersen and redshirt sophomore Jesse Millson logged 16-17-23 finish for the complete the men’s top-5.

Volleyball: The No. 11 Gators (10-3, 1-0 SEC) wrap up their first weekend of SEC play with a match against Mississippi State at 1:30 p.m. today. Mississippi State dropped its opening SEC match to South Carolina, 3-0, and comes into Sunday’s match with a 4-10 record.

Soccer: There are two goals for the Gators (3-5-1, 1-1 SEC) against Louisiana State (6-3-1, 0-1-1) starting at 1 p.m. today at Dizney Stadium. Get a win and help sophomore Lauren “Lo” Evans set the Guinness World Selfies record.

September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. To celebrate her successful battle against cancer, fans can help Evans set the Guinness World Record for selfies in a three-minute span. Fans are encouraged to wear orange Sunday to show their support in the fight against pediatric cancer. Fans at Sunday’s match can get information about signing up for the national bone marrow match database.