USF's Anderson takes 2nd at NCAA high jump
USF junior Courtney Anderson reset her school record and took second nationally in the high jump Saturday at the NCAA outdoor track championships, clearing a mark of 6 feet, 1.25 inches. It matches the second-highest showing in USF track history.
Anderson, from Cape Coral, had held the school record at 6 feet even; her mark Saturday was beaten only by Brigetta Barrett of Arizona, who took the silver medal in the 2012 Olympics.
USF also got a ninth-place finish in the triple jump from freshman Matthew O'Neal, a two-sport standout who also already owns the Bulls' school record. O'Neal, also a defender on USF's men's soccer team, had a jump of 52 feet, 2 inches as one of three freshmen in the nine-man finals.
BASEBALL: USF made it through the MLB Draft with only a handful of future Bulls drafted -- junior left-hander Nick Gonzalez went in the 24th round to the Giants and likely won't be back for his senior year, joining outfielder James Ramsay (7th, Astros) as the only Bulls underclassmen drafted. One USF signee, Hillsborough Community College's Ryan Etsell, was taken in the 16th round by the Angels and could sign as well.
One potential loss we didn't even know was an addition -- Dunedin's Dalton Martinez, son of Rays bench coach and former major-leaguer Dave Martinez, was picked in the 31st round by the Rays. He had committed to join the Bulls as a walk-on, but might now choose the pro baseball route.
USF's incoming freshmen were not drafted, nor was incoming quarterback Mike White of Fort Lauderdale, once seen as a potential high-round pick. He has remained committed to playing football with the Bulls -- and potentially baseball as well -- which may have contributed to his not being drafted.