Alumni Report: Cruz Persists Through Trials of Transition

St. Thomas Aquinas alumna and former 4A state champion, Alexa Cruz, has had one heck of a transition to college athletics. 

Plagued by injury her first two seasons, Cruz did not let circumstances crush her dreams or her spirit for the sport. She persisted through the trials of transition. 

In January, Cruz had her first official indoor season for Alabama where she ran a new 3000m PR of 10:14.28 to finish fifth at Vanderbilt's Music City Challenge. 

With an indoor season under her belt and a healthy body to support her goals, Cruz had her outdoor 5000m debut at the 2019 FSU Relays. Cruz was giddy at the start, pumped to see what she could do and to go for her goal of sub 17:30 to start off her first collegiate outdoor season. 

Cruz finished up the race in a new PR, hit her race day goal, and finished third overall with a time of 17:29.84. Back in the fall of 2016, there was no telling where Cruz's journey would lead. No one wishes to be injured, but it is the growth that Cruz developed during this trial that led to a sweet victory this past weekend.

The outdoor season is officially underway for all of our Florida alumni. Here is the alumni report for this first week of the official outdoor season (Mar 18, 2019 - Mar 24, 2019). 

Men's Events

Discus

High Jump

Hammer Throw

Javelin

Long Jump

Pole Vault

Shot Put

Triple Jump

100 Meter Dash

110 Meter Hurdles

200 Meter Dash

400 Meter Hurdles

400 Meter Dash

800 Meter Run

1500 Meter Run

5000 Meter Run

10,000 Meter Run

Women's Events

Discus

High Jump

Hammer Throw

Javelin

Long Jump

Shot Put

Triple Jump

100 Meter Hurdles

100 Meter Dash

200 Meter Dash

400 Meter Hurdles

400 Meter Dash

800 Meter Run

1500 Meter Run

2000 Meter Steeplechase

5000 Meter Run

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