Two UF athletes honored
GAINESVILLE - Florida sophomores Wes Stockbarger and Shawneise Williams were named the SEC Field Athletes of the Week on Tuesday.
Williams became the first women's track and field athlete in the nation to automatically qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the weight throw with a mark of 21.16m/69-5.25 at the Florida Intercollegiate on Jan. 13 in Gainesville. The mark bettered her previous personal-best by nearly nine feet and was the seventh-best toss in school history.
Williams was the top collegiate athlete and finished second overall in the event behind American weight throw record holder and former Gator NCAA Champion, Erin Gilreath, who threw the weight 22.91m/75-2.
Last Saturday, Stockbarger posted the nation's top throw at the Florida Intercollegiate with a mark of 19.03m/62-5.25. It was the third-best throw in Florida history and was just eight inches shy of the school record of 63-1.25 set by Dwight Johnson in 1992.