Nesi gets track all-region tag

Nesi, Fuller, Miller popping fast times

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Courtesy of FlaglerAthletics

NEW ORLEANS – Flagler College junior Marcus Graham, sophomore Justin Greene, and freshmen Asad Bashir and Joel Nesi received all-region honors from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCA).

Nesi, a freshman, is a Ridgeview High School graduate and a state meet competitor in track and cross country.

To earn all-region honors, an athlete must be one of the top-five individuals in their event(s) in their respective region. In addition, each member of a region's top-three relay team was selected for the distinction.

The distance medley relay team of Graham, Bashir, Greene, and Nesi had the second-fastest time in the region with a converted time of 10:21.14 at the Mondo College Invitational (Feb. 2).

At the Mondo Invite, Nesi ran a 4:31.45 mile with teammate Evan Fuller, a Fleming Island High grad, taking second in the 3000 metes in 9:21.68. Nesi has an 8:58.76 split for 3K in a February 22 meet in North Carolina.

Also at the North Carolina meet, Elon University's Andrew Miller, a sophomore out of Fleming Island High, finished third in the 5,000 meters in 15:09.76.

Shaw earns track, academic honors

Courtesy of UNFAthletics

ATLANTA - University of North Florida track runners George Escobar, Spencer Shaw and Nathan Jubran earned spots on the ASUN All-Academic Indoor Track and Field team announced by the conference office.

Shaw is a Fleming Island High School graduate.

Escobar placed second in the 400m at the ASUN Indoor Championships with a time of 48.48.

Escobar and Shaw, members of the 2019 ASUN All-Academic team, were apart of the distance medley relay team that placed first with a mark of 10:01.78.

Escobar, former 2019 ASUN Indoor Scholar-Athlete of the Year, earns his second All-Academic honor. A senior from Tallahassee, Fla., Escobar holds a 3.92 cumulative GPA in accounting.

Jubran, a sophomore and Bishop Kenny High graduate, holds a 3.98 GPA as a Psychology major. He placed third at the ASUN Indoor Championships in the 5000m, covering the track in 14:17.83.

The All-Academic Team recognizes student-athletes who excel both on the track and in the classroom and exemplify the ASUN's mission of Building Winners for Life. All the members of the team boast a 3.30 cumulative grade point average or better and participated in at least half of their team's events.

In other track action, Middleburg High graduate Kaley Petrosky, a sophomore high jumper, placed third in the ASUN Indoor Championships with a 5'-6" jump.

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