• 2020 DUNEDIN FALCONS

    CROSS COUNTRY BOYS & GIRLS SCHEDULE

    HEAD BOYS' COACH: Brian Fullem DoctorFullem@gmail.com

    Fullem

    Coach Fullem is entering his 3rd year as Cross Country and Track coach at Dunedin HS. In 2019 the Dunedin Boys Cross Country had one of the best years in the 20 years of the program qualifying for the Regionals championships and just missing making the State champs by 17 points. With 7 boys returning for the 2020 season the team looks to be the first team from Dunedin HS Cross Country to qualify for the State Champs in decades.

    Our philosophy is to develop and build the runner based on their past athletic experiences. Athletes will only be asked to do what they are capable of which in some cases means starting with only running 1-2 miles to build up to running more over time. One of our current runners ran 33:00 for 5K his first race in August, 2018, at the end of the 2019 season he ran 19:57 and ran a 5:08 mile race in the 2020 track season.

    Dunedin HS has the best cross-country course and is the best training location in Pinellas County with a new all-weather track, 3 miles of soft covered trails and the ability to use the Pinellas Trail. Very few of our runs involve any motor vehicle track and the tree cover and water fountains in Hammock make the training much more tolerable.

    Coach Fullem ran for division 1 Bucknell University with personal bests of 8:50 for 2 miles and 14:25 for 5K. In High School he was voted 1st team All State for cross country in NYS after finishing 3rd in the state finals in cross country and he was 5th in the 3200 meters at the NYS HS champs in 1981 in 9:19. Dr Fullem also ran 4:18 for the mile in HS and was selected to run in the 1982 Millrose Games HS Mile at Madison Square Garden.

    Coach Fullem has his Level 1 Coaching Certification from USA Track and Field and has coached athletes for over 20 years.

    Coach Fullem is also a Podiatrist with an office that specializes in Sports Medicine, www.EliteSportsPodiatry.com. He can be reached at CoachFullem@gmail.com.

     

    Head GIRLS' Coach: Ms. Morrison morrisonma@pcsb.org

    Coach Morrison

    This is my first-year coaching girls’ cross country at Dunedin High School. I am excited to share my love of running with you. I began running competitively my freshman year in high school because my sister joined the team. I decided to tag along to practice rather than wait around for my parents and the rest is history….

    My first 5-K meet I ran a 31:00, so believe me when I say I know we all start somewhere. By the end of my first season I was second on the varsity team running consistently in the 21:00. Upon graduating from high school, I received an athletic/ academic scholarship to Siena Heights University where I ran cross-country and track.

    My coaching philosophy is pretty-simple: I will only ask of you what I know you’re capable of doing.  Many people say, “I can’t run” I simply don’t believe this to be true. Everyone can run; it takes time, discipline and the fortitude to keep moving forward.  If you’re willing to do the work to get better, I am committing to run next to you and help you improve.

    I hope to hear from you soon. You can reach me by e-mail at morrisonma@pcsb.org or by phone at 727-386-9122


    For meet information, click on the calendar page. All meets can be found there, and if you click on the event, you will get more information like time and place.