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Gator thrower Stipe Zunic ended the regular season on a high note with a PR in the shot put leading up to SEC Outdoors

Tuesday May 13, 2014Florida Men's Thrower Stipe Zunic Tabbed SEC Men's Field Athlete of the Week

Gator thrower Stipe Zunic ended the regular season on a high note with a PR in the shot put leading up to SEC Outdoors

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- After tossing a PR of 19.92m/65-4.25 to take the menís shot put title at the FSU Twilight May 9, Florida menís thrower Stipe Zunic was tabbed the SEC Menís Field Athlete of the Week to wrap up regular-season accolades for the Orange and Blue.

 

No. 1 Florida now sets its sights on the 2014 SEC Outdoor Championships May 15-18 in Lexington, Ky. Action kicks off Thursday with the heptathlon and decathlon events at the Kentucky Track and Field Complex, as well as the womenís hammer throw. Stay posted to GatorZone.com for complete coverage as the 2014 Championships approach.

 

NOTABLES ABOUT ZUNICíS PERFORMANCE

         Zunicís shot put mark made him the second-best performer in Florida history in the event

         Zunic now ranks No. 2 in the SEC this season in the shot put and No. 6 in the NCAA in the event entering the 2014 SEC Outdoor Championships (No. 3 in the NCAA East Division)

         Was the top menís field performer in the league in the shot, and the second-best in the country, the last weekend of regular-season competition May 9-11

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

 

UP NEXT

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 menís side (í53, í56, í87, í10) and five in womenís action (í92, í97, í98, í03, í09).

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

 

FLORIDA 2014 OUTDOOR ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

4/7 Ė Dedric Dukes, USTFCCCA National Menís Athlete of the Week

4/8 Ė Dedric Dukes, SEC Menís Runner of the Week

4/8 Ė Kyra Jefferson, SEC Co-Womenís Runner of the Week

4/8 Ė Kyle Strawn, SEC Co-Menís Field Athlete of the Week

4/22 Ė Ciarra Brewer, SEC Womenís Field Athlete of the Week

5/13 Ė Stipe Zunic, SEC Menís Field Athlete of the Week

 

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