Overcoming hurdles helps Florida Tech hurdler reach Olympic dream

TAMPA, Fla. – Alexis Santiago is running blind to reach her Olympic dream. The Florida Tech freshman competed at the University of South Florida Invitational track and field event on Friday in the hurdling and relay competitions. Santiago pushes herself to the limit physically and mentally when she trains, all in the hopes of becoming […]

Tiah Sanborn and Josephine Gulston have the same hope for after college

Tampa, Fla., – Teammates Tiah Sanborn and Josephine Gulston share a common goal both on and off the field. Sanborn, a sophomore at the University of South Florida, and Gulston, also a sophomore, have the same plan for after college ends. That plan is to go to physical therapy school. “I am going to go […]

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Mira Carrozza wins javelin at USF Invitational but not satisfied

TAMPA, Fla. — Mira Carozza may have won, but she wasn’t too happy. The University of South Florida junior was the only competitor to throw further than 38 metres in the women’s javelin on Friday, reaching 41.01 metres with her last attempt at the USF Invitational. She still wasn’t satisfied. “I’m not mad, [but] I […]

Schenk places 2nd at University of South Florida Invitational

DADE CITY, Fla. — Purdue University senior golfer, Adam Schenk, is still looking for his first NCAA tournament win after coming within one stroke of a victory on Tuesday at the University of South Florida Invitational. Schenk came into the final day at Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club in second place in the individual standings after shooting a 65 and a 70 in the first two days, scores that guaranteed him at least a first-runner-up finish.

Auburn’s Will Long uses golf to bond with his father

DADE CITY, Fla. — Will Long didn’t look nervous playing the final round of the USF Invitational tournament. The 19-year-old freshman golfer from Auburn University had no reason to fret, shooting a 68 on Tuesday, and an Auburn-best minus-8 under par for the tournament to finish 10th. So if Long was doing just fine on the course then how was his dad, Alec, holding up?

After disqualification, golfer Ehlert maintains team focus

DADE CITY, Fla. — A single scorecard error changed the outlook of Alex Ehlert’s tournament. The junior from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) was disqualified after Round Two play at the University of South Florida Invitational on Monday. Despite his individual error, his primary goal became his team’s success, something he’s long […]

Europeans play big for Louisville Cardinals

DADE CITY, FL – Scotland’s Charlie Macneal made a life-changing decision in 2011 that brought him across the ocean to the University of Louisville. The junior golfer was the first of five internationals on the current Cardinals’ roster, and he believes joining the red and black was the right move. “I think I have matured a […]

Brian Churchill-Smith has tough final round at USF Invitational

DADE CITY, Fla. — Brian Churchill-Smith isn’t interested in making excuses. The junior with the Eastern Michigan Eagles shot a disappointing 80 in the final round of the University of South Florida Invitational Tuesday to finish 20-over-par at the event. This was the Oakville, Ont., native’s third visit to the event, finishing tied for 45th […]

Golfer Chase Koepka shows resiliency at USF Invitational

DADE CITY, FL — In a game where mental toughness triumphs above all, University of South Florida Bulls golfer Chase Koepka showed remarkable resiliency in his final round. Koepka overcame a rough start to shoot a +3 at the USF Invitational on Tuesday, finishing in a tie for 10th place. His final-round score alone does […]