River Hill track standout Stroup signs with Florida

November 20, 2001|By Rick Belz

River Hill High's Shane Stroup, the reigning All-Metro Runner of the Year in both indoor and outdoor track, signed a letter of intent to accept a track scholarship with the University of Florida on Saturday.

Stroup, who set the meet record of 16 minutes, 2 seconds at the state cross country championships while winning the Class 3A state title, chose from among Auburn, Clemson, Tennessee, Maryland and Florida.

"It's warm in Florida so I can train all year, and I like the facilities and coaches," said Stroup, whose strongest event is the mile.

Stroup, who also plans to run cross country at Florida, will join another Howard County and All-Metro Runner of the Year -- sprinter Kyle Farmer of Oakland Mills.

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