UF's Kevkhishvili named SEC Field Athlete of the Week

Published: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 12:03 a.m.

The owner of two victories and a pair of NCAA provisional marks in the shot put this season, Florida sophomore Mariam Kevkhishvili was named Southeastern Conference Women’s Field Athlete of the Week by the league office.

Kevkhishvili garnered the honor after winning the women’s shot put at last Saturday’s Tom Jones Memorial Classic by more than a full meter. Her winning toss of 16.82m/55-2.25 was a personal best and moved her into fifth place on UF’s all-time indoor list. The mark also currently ranks second in the NCAA and 16th in the world.

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