Published: Sunday, January 9, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 9, 2005 at 12:59 a.m.

Florida dominates Miami in a dual matchup

  • CORAL GABLES - The No. 3 Florida women's swimming and diving team finished Saturday's dual meet against Miami by taking the top-two times in every event the Gators swam in.
    The UF women (5-1) combined for a team score of 125 before being exhibitioned in the matchup.
    Beginning the meet, Florida pulled away fast and early as the 200-medley relays teams finished in first and second place. The team of Jamie Reid, Vipa Bernhardt, Candace Weiman and Mary Uhle finished with a 1:46.01 effort for first.
    Sophomore Ashley Carusone (High Springs) took home the gold as she performed a 5:00.60 effort for Florida. Larson finished just .01 of a second behind her teammate for second place, while Gilliam clocked 5:02.76 for a third-place finish in the 500 free.
    The Gators return to action Jan. 21 at Auburn, Ala.

    Saints set for league play with another win

  • The Santa Fe CC men's basketball team held off visiting Brevard CC for a 92-69 win Saturday.
    The Saints, ranked first in the state and 10th nationally, improve to 18-0 heading into Mid-Florida Conference play.
    "The game today really helped us to get ready for conference play by giving everybody a chance to play," SFCC coach Chris Mowry said. "It was good for us to see and play against Brevard's zone defense, which FCC-J will employ against us on Saturday."
    Five players scored in double figures for Santa Fe for the second consecutive game, led by guard Devin Harden's game-high 17. Sophomore guard/forward Brian Greene added 12 points and a game-high nine rebounds.
    In women's basketball, SFCC (5-10, 0-1 MFC) lost to visiting Daytona Beach CC. The Saints shot just 30 percent (18-of-60), including 18.8 percent (3-of-16) from the 3-point arc. Santa Fe was led by freshman guard Shanterria Robinson's game-high 16 points and 11 rebounds.

    Germany to be stripped of show jumping gold

  • LONDON - Germany's Olympic team show jumping gold medal will go to the United States after the International Equestrian Federation announced it had disqualified rider Ludger Beerbaum and horse Goldfever for a doping offense.
    ''It's very exciting for us. It's an unfortunate thing for the sport, but it's nice for the Americans. It's exciting to win the gold medal, not in the traditional way, but it's still a gold medal,'' U.S. team member McLain Ward said.
    Now Sweden will be awarded the silver, and Germany will drop to the bronze because the sport's governing body erased Goldfever's results from the Athens event.
    ''The Judicial Committee has agreed that the horse, Goldfever, and (Beerbaum) must be disqualified from the event and that all prizes and prize money won at the event must be forfeited,'' the FEI said in a statement on its Web site.
    ''The FEI will modify the team results at the Olympic Games based on a calculation of the team results as if (Beerbaum) and Goldfever had never participated in the Olympic Games.''
    Beerbaum can appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
    The rider - who has denied cheating - said the banned steroid betamethasone was contained in an ointment used to treat a skin irritation on the horse.
    The Judicial Committee accepted that the banned substance was connected to a legitimate medical treatment and that Goldfever received no competitive advantage from it.

    UF assistant takes job at Oklahoma State

  • Former Florida director of strength and conditioning Rob Glass accepted a position at Oklahoma State.
    Glass, who had been at Florida since 1995, returns to OSU, where he was head strength coach from 1989-95.
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