Cross Country

Editor’s Note: Quotes from assistant coach Chris Solinsky were received via text message from the team’s SID Carroll Rich on Saturday after the meet.


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Plenty of excuses could’ve been made for No. 10 Florida at the Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate, considering heavy rain was a problem all weekend and the team was coming off its worst performance of the season last week.

Nobody expected No. 7 Florida to struggle this much in Palos Verdes, California, but winning the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge this weekend was always going to be difficult.


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When all else failed, Florida turned to junior midfielder Shannon Kavanagh, its hero of games past. But even Superman lost a battle, and as No. 10 Loyola limited Kavanagh’s production, her team also suffered through kryptonite-induced weakness. 


Stripped of his socks and shoes, Florida’s men’s swimming coach Anthony Nesty stood on the pool deck in the James E. Martin Aquatics Center in Auburn, Alabama.


The weather wasn’t perfect but the play certainly was on Saturday as Florida secured a commanding win over Georgia State at the Alfred A. Ring Tennis Complex. Although originally scheduled for 10 a.m., the game was pushed back to noon due to concerns about the brisk weather in the morning.

After losing their last two matches on the road, Florida bounced back with a strong showing in their home opener versus North Florida on Friday night. 


The Gators continued their excellent indoor campaign, returning to the site of their first meet of the year and posting excellent results and exhibiting notable progress. 

Coming off of a dominating performance by Florida’s sprinting corps last week at the Razorback Invitational, the distance runners made their mark by breaking several personal records and earning a few nationally ranked times