2010 All-SSC Men's Cross Country Team Announced
Seven student-athletes have been named to the 2010 All-Sunshine State Conference Men’s Cross Country Team. Florida Southern swept the major awards. Ben Martucci was named Runner of the Year, while his coach, Jamie Moreno, was tabbed Coach of the Year. Chris Yanichko was selected Freshman of the Year.
Joining Martucci on the All-SSC team were: Florida Southern’s Eric Larson, Drew Martucci, and Jason Patchett-Gillis; Tampa’s Tony Nicolosi and Charles Toledo; and Nova Southeastern’s Agustin Rey.
A senior from Brooksville, Fla., Martucci notched four top-two performances, including three first-place finishes. He crossed the finish line first at the SSC Championship, the flrunners.com Invitational, and the Florida Southern Invitational. He broke his own school-record 8K time at the SSC meet, finishing the course in a time of 24:26.43. Additionally, Martucci placed second at the Florida State Invitational. He earned the distinction of SSC Runner of the Week three times.
Yanichko was solid in his debut season for the Moccasins. Competing in six events, his best performance came at the flrunners.com Invitational. He completed the 5K race with a time of 16:31.05 to place sixth. A native of Grove City, Ohio, Yanichko was 12th at the SSC Championship, producing a time of 26:09.79.
In his third campaign at Florida Southern, Moreno has been named Coach of the Year each of the past three seasons. He led the Moccasins to their 14th straight SSC title. The Mocs were a formidable force this fall, notching top-five performances in all six of their races. In addition to their SSC title, they finished first at the flrunners.com Invitational and Florida Southern Invitational. The squad was third at the University of Florida Invitational and logged a pair of fourth-place showings at the Florida State Invitational and Stetson Invitational.
Voting for the All-SSC cross country team was conducted among the league’s cross country coaches and sports information directors.
2010 ALL-SUNSHINE STATE CONFERENCE MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY TEAM
Eric Larson, Florida Southern, Junior
Ben Martucci, Florida Southern, Senior
Drew Martucci, Florida Southern, Senior
Tony Nicolosi, Tampa, Senior
Jason Patchett-Gillis, Florida Southern, Junior
Agustin Rey, Nova Southeastern, Senior
Charles Toledo, Tampa, Sophomore
Runner of the Year – Ben Martucci, Florida Southern
Freshman of the Year – Chris Yanichko, Florida Southern
Coach of the Year – Jamie Moreno, Florida Southern