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Gators' Stipe Zunic tossed a PR in the shot put Friday to wrap up the 2014 regular season for UF.

Friday May 9, 2014Stipe Zunic Tosses PR in Shot Put to Wrap Up Regular Reason for Gators at FSU Twilight

Gators' Stipe Zunic tossed a PR in the shot put Friday to wrap up the 2014 regular season for UF.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida junior thrower Stipe Zunic tossed a PR of 19.92m/65-4.25 to take the men’s shot put title at the FSU Twilight in Tallahassee Friday evening at Mike Long Track.


Zunic put a stamp on the outdoor regular-season for the No. 1 Gators with the second-best performance in school history, the second-best performance in the Southeastern Conference and the fifth-best mark in the country heading into the 2014 SEC Outdoor Championships May 15-18 in Lexington, Ky., next week.


Zunic was just shy of the 22-year-old shot put school record 20.10m/65-11.5 set by Dwight Johnson in 1992.



The No. 1 Gator squads will embark on Lexington, Ky., for the conference championships next week, hosted on the University of Kentucky campus. Florida owns nine SEC outdoor championships, four on the men’s side (’53, ’56, ’87, ’10) and five in women’s action (’92, ’97, ’98, ’03, ’09).


·         ESPN3 will stream the meet live during the following times: Saturday, May 17 (3:40 p.m. ET – 6:50 p.m. ET) and Sunday, May 18 (1:50 p.m. ET – 5:50 p.m. ET)

·         The broadcast talent includes: Dwight Stones (play-by-play), Larry Rawson (analyst) and Lewis Johnson (sideline reporter)

·         The 2014 SEC Outdoor Championships will air as part of a two-hour highlight show on ESPNU on Thursday, May 22, beginning at 8 p.m. ET



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