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UF's Freeman sets world mark

Published Oct. 10, 2005

Florida senior Michelle Freeman set a world record in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 7.34 seconds at the SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships in Gainesville.

Freeman, from Jamaica, broke Stephanie (Hightower) Leftwich's record of 7.36 seconds, set in 1983. The Gators are in second place with 26 points, trailing Louisiana State (55) after Saturday's events.

Florida's Dan Middleman clocked an SEC record 7-minute, 58.23 seconds in the 3,000 meters.

GOLF: Lisa Walters shot a 7-under-par 65, tying a course record and winning the Hawaiian Ladies Open by one shot over Missie Berteotti and Kristi Albers. Walters finished with a 54-hole score of 8-under 208. The round tied her career best, shot last year at the LPGA Classic. At the PGA's Buick Invitational of California in San Diego, heavy fog forced cancellation of the third round. The tournament was shortened to 54 holes, with the final round scheduled for today on the South course at Torrey Pines. Tom Watson is in a three-way tie with Brad Faxon and Mike Springer at 13 under par. Robert Wrenn and Chris Tucker are one shot back.

TRACK AND FIELD: Two world records fell at an international indoor track meet in Birmingham, England, as Algerian Noureddine Morceli and Britain's Liz McColgan raced into the record books. Morceli set a record over 1,000 meters when he clocked 2 minutes, 15.26 seconds. McColgan broke the women's 5,000-meter record with a time of 15:03.17, 10.54 seconds better than the old mark.

ET CETERA: ABC News reported that Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz will handle Mike Tyson's appeal of his rape conviction. Dershowitz, who frequently appears on television, has represented TV evangelist Jim Bakker, socialite Claus Von Bulow and hotelier Leona Helmsley. Kim Dix scored 24 points to lead the University of Tampa women's basketball team to a 91-72 win over Eckerd. South Florida women's basketball team suffered its worst loss of the season, an 83-62 setback at Tulane. Terry Norris defended his WBC super-welterweight title by knocking out Carl Daniels at 2:37 of the ninth round. Dance Floor, ridden by jockey Chris Antley, won the $200,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes (1 1/16-mile) at Gulfstream Park for 3-year-olds by 4{ lengths.

BOWLING: Bob Learn Jr. beat Dave D'Entremont 253-163 in the final of the PBA's Fair Lanes Open in Baltimore. Wendy MacPherson used a 6-2 match-play record to take the lead in the $35,000 Santa Maria (Calif.) Classic.