SIX BITS: Golf, tennis, softball, track, Harrell

By Adam Silverstein
February 14, 2010

1 » After three days of action, the No. 4 Florida Gators men’s golf team led the 33rd annual SunTrust Gator Invitational with a total score of 562 (283-279, +2) after 36 holes at the Mark Bostick Golf Course. Senior Tyson Alexander shot a two-round 141 (71-70, +1), good for a first-place tie going into the final round. That will take place Sunday beginning at 9:10 a.m.

News on tennis, softball, track and former LB James Harrell after the jump!

2 » The No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes spoiled the No. 11 Florida men’s tennis team’s run at the ITA National Team Indoor Championship at the Boar’s Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, VA, on Saturday, defeating them 4-3. The No. 10 doubles team of redshirt senior Antoine Benneteau and junior Alexandre Lacroix won their ninth-straight doubles match. The team will compete in the final match of the ITA Indoors Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

3 » No. 3/5 Gators softball began the began the USF Wilson-DeMarini Tournament with a solid 4-3 win over the East Carolina Pirates on Saturday, led by a great pitching performance from freshman Ensley Gammel (1-0) and three home runs from junior Kelsey Bruder, senior outfielder Francesca Enea and freshman Brittany Schutte.

4 » As excited as Florida was after the first game, they were equally depressed following the second as junior Stephanie Brombacher (42-1) lost the first game of her career 3-0 against the No. 13/14 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Though she struck out five and did not allow a walk, Brombacher allowed a run to score in the fifth and a two-run shot in the sixth. She and the team look to bounce back in the home opener, Wed., Feb. 17 at 5 p.m. against the Jacksonville Dolphins at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium.

5 » After posting four NCAA automatic-qualifying marks/times on Friday, the Gators track and field teams earned three more on Saturday at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, AR, the Iowa State Classic in Amex, IA, and the Husky Classic in Seattle, WA. Read more about Florida track and field’s accomplishments this weekend here.

6 » Former Gators linebacker James Harrell, who played professional football in the NFL and USFL, has been named the first African-American head football coach at Jesuit High School (Tampa, FL). A defensive coach at the program for 11 seasons, Harrell bode his time and eventually became the team’s defensive coordinator. Now, he has the program all to himself. “It feels great,” Harrell told The Tampa Tribune. “It gives me a chance to be a part of the Jesuit tradition, which is commitment to excellence.”

One Comment

  1. alex macy says:

    i would love to go to college there in florida,im a huge gators fan i love you guys

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