Florence, SC - From Francis Marion University:
FLORENCE, SC – Francis Marion University cross country coach Mark Bluman has announced that Ryan Woloszyn of Taylors is transferring from Spartanburg Methodist College and will join the Patriot program this fall.
Woloszyn, 5-7, competed for the Pioneers each of the past two seasons. This past fall, he finished 225th at the NJCAA Division I National Championship Meet as Spartanburg Methodist finished 20th in the team standings.
His best 8,000-meter time (30:20) for the 2009 season came at the Eye-Opener Meet in Spartanburg. He placed 22nd at the Mercer RunFit Sports Invitational and later finished 171st at the Southeast Cross Country Classic and NJCAA Region X Meet in Louisville, Ken., as SMC captured the Region X team title. Altogether, SMC registered four Top-5 team finishes in seven events during the 2009 season.
Woloszyn was named to the Dean's List this past semester. The Pioneers earned NJCAA Academic All-America Team honors in 2008.
He is a product of Eastside High School, where he placed 82nd at the 2007 Class AAA state championship meet. He also competed on the Eastside track and field squad, including the 1,500-meters, 5,000-meters, and the javelin.
"Ryan has a great passion for running," said Bluman. "He comes from a solid program at SMC and will add immediate college experience to our squad."