Track and Field

Bozidar Antunovic

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Being 6 foot 6 and 290 pounds draws attention. And when this fellow is a three-time NCAA All-American in the shot put, not just people on campus take notice. Bozidar Antunovic’s arrival helped propel the Mavericks into the nation’s top 25 indoor track and field ranks. “Any time you add someone as talented and well known as Bozidar, it catches the eyes of recruits and coaches both nationally and internationally,” head coach John Sauerhage says. Antunovic, a Serbia native, spent two seasons at the University of Arizona before transferring to UT Arlington, where he joins fellow countrymen and teammates Branko Petrovic and Ivan Storic. “The facilities and the training program are very strong, and the cooperation between the coaches and the athletes is at the highest level,” Antunovic says. In his Maverick debut, he shattered the University’s indoor shot put record by more than four feet. The junior finished fifth at the 2013 NCAA Indoor Championships and has his sights on an individual national title in outdoor competition this spring.

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