FIU threw an offer at Baker County defensive tackle CeCe Jefferson. Jefferson's 6-3, 265, already drawing interest from national powerhouses...and just entering his junior year.
What the heck, can't hurt to ask.
If you've got an extra hundred or 10K sitting around or you can scounge up that scratch with your friends, you can get involved in the 4th annual FIU Athletics Golf Tournament June 14 at Doral. Chunks of football season tickets come with some packages.
Call 305-348-4263 for more information.
TRACK & FIELD
The FIU women finished seventh with 46 points, 90.5 behind winner North Texas, and the men were ninth with 34 points, 77 behind winner Arkansas State in the Sun Belt Conference meet hosted by FIU this weekend.
Obviously, when the recent past looks unimpressive, you look at the future. For FIU's men, that means the freshman jumpers. Marcus Ghent picked up 11 total points from a third in the long jump and a fourth in the triple jump (49 feet, 7 inches). Freshman Chris Sullivan tied for sixth in the high jump at 6-6 3/4.
Senior Aubrey Smith finished third in the triple jump (49-11). Smith's six points and Ghent's 11 points means exactly half of FIU's total points came in the long and the triple.
On the women's side, freshman Oriel Anu picked up points in the 100 hurdles (fourth, 13.90 seconds), the 100 (seventh, 12.30) and, with freshman Phillicia Fluellen, sophomore Desmika White and freshman Maya Balfour, in the 4x100 relay (eighth, 47.08). White was with junior La'Shae White (no relation), senior Juliette Normil and freshman Jaylaan Slaughter on the fourth place 4x400 relay (3:45.92).
In the field, freshman Tiffani Hernandez threw the javelin 136-4 and came in third. Freshman Miriam Pierre hurled the hammer 167-3, good for fifth place behind senior teammate Kimberly Dekrey's best, 169-5. Pierre totaled nine points in the hammer throw, shot put and discus.