Stockbarger Signs With Gators

The University of Florida men's track and field team announced today the signing of Westley Stockbarger (Punta Gorda, Fla.) to a National Letter of Intent. Stockbarger holds two state titles, two district titles and one region title, all achieved during the 2003 season.

"We are extremely excited about signing Westley," said UF Head Men's Track and Field Coach Mike Holloway. "He is a versatile athlete who will make an immediate impact in our throws program."

Stockbarger is the reigning 3A Florida state champion in the discus, setting the Charlotte HS and Florida state record with his winning throw of 202-8, and in the shot put, with a throw of 59-6, which also set the school record. Stockbarger was also the runner-up in the discus at the adidas Outdoor Championship in June 2003.

Stockbarger has already reached the 185-foot mark in the discus six times in his high school career – four of those over 192 feet – and he has 10 marks over 55 feet in the shot put, including his Charlotte HS-record mark of 59-6.

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