K-Mail Volume 1,
February 23, 2003
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"Hoosier" Daddy?!? (who is your daddy?)
This edition of K-Mail covers the results of the Hoosier Hills Open, held at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana on February 22nd. This was my first visit to Indiana, and I have just one question...what the heck is a "Hoosier," anyway? In honor of Coach Judge's home state, here are some links to help you figure this out.....
Dave Barry's Definition....Mr. Barry assures his readers that "Hoosier" does NOT mean "has sex with caribou."
The Indiana University Alumni Association tackles the big question. Hey, if these guys don't know the answer, who does?
Getting there is half the fun...
Our trip got off to an interesting start....Coach Judge was told that we would be flying from Jacksonville to Atlanta, then Atlanta to Indianapolis. Just one problem....when we got to the ticket counter in Jacksonville, they told us our flight was supposed to leave from Gainesville! Fortunately, our Gainesville flight was delayed by weather, so we actually made it back on time. The fun didn't stop there! When we got to Atlanta on our delayed flight, we had 10 whole minutes to get to our gate for the Indianapolis flight, and the gate was moved, and Atlanta is a HUGE airport, and a few of us almost got smooshed in the train doors, and....well, let me put it this way, we got an additional conditioning workout that Coach Judge hadn't planned on! Whew! run! run! RUN!
The Lady Gators took the top 6 places in the Weight Throw. I actually took 5th! Wow, with my teammates throwing so well, I'm really proud of that. It was a PR for me, too--59'9". Maybe if my weight doesn't hit the cage next time, it will go even farther! Here are the results for the weight:
|1||Erin Gilreath||Florida||20.54m||67-4.5 NCAA AUTO!|
|2||Jukina Dickerson||Florida||20.20m||66-3.25 NCAA AUTO!|
|3||Kim Barrett||Florida||20.16m||66-1.5 NCAA AUTO!|
|4||Merilyn Brown||Florida||18.88m||61-11.25 NCAA PROV|
|5||Karen Freberg||Florida||18.21m||59-9 PR|
|7||Beth Hilton||Indiana State||17.89m||58-8.25|
We had about ten minutes between the end of the weight until warmups in the shot, but the Lady Gators came through again! Three of us got PRs--Kim, Merilyn, and me. It was a good warmup for the SEC meet next week, where we really need those points in the shot. My mark moves me up to #2 on the Florida all-time list behind Kristen Heaston. Her record is just a couple of inches away....talk about motivation for next week!
|1||Karen Freberg||Florida||16.73m||54-10.75 NCAA AUTO! PR|
|2||Kim Barrett||Florida||16.02m||52-6.75 NCAA PROV PR|
|5||Erin Gilreath||Florida||15.45m||50-8.25 NCAA PROV|
|6||Dore' DeBartolo||Florida||15.22m||49-11 NCAA PROV|
|7||Andrea Dalla Rosa||Indiana||14.78m||48-5.75|
|8||Merilyn Brown||Florida||14.76m||48-5 PR|
Click here to go to Page 2!
We have lots more pictures of the team!
Click here to go to Page 3! We had a lot of support from families and friends for this meet!
Click here for the Gatorzone press release about the Hoosier Hills Open.
Thank you for supporting the Lady Gator Throwers and me!
The Lady Gator Throwers will be in action at the SEC Championships at home in Gainesville on March 1-2!
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