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Published: Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 18, 2004 at 12:22 a.m.

Gators set records in their home opener

  • University of Florida thrower Kim Barrett set the collegiate record in the weight throw Saturday at the Florida Intercollegiates, reaching 22.72m/74-6.50. Barrett was one of six Gators who recorded wins in the first home meet of the indoor season.

    Candice Scott set the O'Connell Center record in the shot put with her winning throw of 16.86m/55-3.75, moving into second place on UF's all-time list and automatically qualifying for the NCAA Championships.

    Women's team falls to Seminole CC, 81-61

  • SANFORD - The Santa Fe Community College women's basketball team (10-8) fell to the Seminole Community College Raiders 81-61 Saturday.

    Dominique Coleman, the state's second leading scorer, led the Saints in scoring with 21 points, including a 10-for-19 clip from the field, to go along with seven rebounds in the defeat.

    Chalecia Miles scored 11 points and shot 3-for-4 from the free-throw line, while Tanisha Kearse scored 10 points and shot 50 percent from the field for the game.

    n MEN'S TEAM: Sophomore point guard Bryan Harrison scored a game-high 23 points on 10-of-14 shooting to propel the Santa Fe men's basketball team to a 72-63 win against Seminole on Saturday in Sanford.

    The win marks Santa Fe's (11-10) first conference win of the season.

    Georgia DE Geathers to enter NFL draft

  • ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia defensive end Robert Geathers will skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft.

    Geathers filed his paperwork before Thursday's deadline for underclassmen to declare for the draft, even though he said earlier in the week he would stay in school.

    Geathers, who started every game last season, could have faced a competition to retain his starting job opposite David Pollack. Coaches talked to Geathers about the possibility of redshirting this season.

    The 6-foot-3, 270-pound Geathers recorded three sacks and 33 tackles last season.

    Mirzadeh advances to SEC Indoors quarters

  • Athens, GA - University of Florida All-American Hamid Mirzadeh kept his streak of success going at the 2004 Southeastern Conference Men's Indoor Tennis Championships on Saturday as he made his way into the quarterfinals with a win over Alabama's Stephen Mitchell (4-6, 6-1, 6-2).

    Mirzadeh, who is ranked 24th in the country, will move on to play Mississippi State's Romain Ambert at 10 a.m. today.

  • WOMEN'S TEAM: The women's tennis doubles team of Boglarka Berecz and Nina Suvak advanced to the semifinals of the Freeman Memorial Tennis Championship played on the UNLV campus.

    The Gator duo defeated Stanford's Amilia Anderson and Joanna Kao 8-4 on Saturday in the quarterfinal round. Berecz and Suvak face Arizona State's Joslynn Burkett and Sabrina Capanollo in the semifinals today before possibly playing for the title later in the day.

    Men's team records win at TCU with split squad

  • FT. WORTH, Texas - With half of its team preparing for the Dallas Morning News Classic later on in the evening, senior Scott Schultz and junior Zach Wilcox led the No. 5 Florida men's swimming and diving team to a 129.5-113.5 victory against TCU Saturday at the University Rec Center.

    After dropping the 200-yard medley relay to open the meet, Florida won the first three individual events. The Gators went 1-2-3 in the 1,000-yard freestyle with sophomore Michael Berger taking first with a time of 9:29.89.

    Schultz followed up with his first win of the meet in the 200-yard freestyle as he won by nearly a full second with a time of 1:41.67.

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