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Gator Stipe Zunic improved his shot put school record to 20.68m/67-10.25 at the European Championships Tuesday.

Tuesday August 12, 2014Stipe Zunic Betters School Record in Shot Put With Fourth-Place Showing at European Championships

Gator Stipe Zunic improved his shot put school record to 20.68m/67-10.25 at the European Championships Tuesday.

Zϋrich, Switzerland  -- Florida rising senior thrower Stipe Zunicís success in the shot put throughout the last year for the Orange and Blue has trickled into summer. Zunic shattered a 22-year-old school record when he captured the 2014 SEC Outdoor Title in the shot put, a mark he then improved as the top finisher at the NCAA Preliminary Rounds in Jacksonville (20.60m/67-7).

 

Zunic has delivered again, this time on an international stage at the 2014 European Championships in Zϋrich. Representing his native Croatia, Zunic first advanced out of qualifying with 19.94m best attempt, and went on to finish fourth in finals of the shot at Letzigrund Stadium with a new school record and personal-best mark, 20.68m/67-10.25.

 

It was his second of six attempts that got the job done as Zunic set a new standard to chase his senior season at Florida in 2014-15.

 

Meanwhile, in qualifying of the womenís 1500m, 2013-14 senior Agata Strausa clocked a 4:17.61, 22nd in the field.

 

NOTABLY

Former Gator great Kemal Mesic, representing Bosnia and Herzegovina, also competed in qualifying rounds of the shot put, turning in a best 18.81m/61-8.5.

 

2014 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

Zϋrich, Switzerland | August 12-17 | Letzigrund Stadium | LIVE RESULTS

Gators & former Gators scheduled to compete: Kemal Mesic (Bosnia-Herzegovina) Agata Strausa (Latvia), Stipe Zunic (Croatia)

Schedule of Events at the 2014 European Championships | Entries

 

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