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Omole finishes second at World Junior Championships; rower qualifies for World Championships; Jones in command at State Am; UW coach Shuman places third at Club Pro Championship

Omole second at World Juniors

Demi Omole, a sophomore-to-be on the University of Wisconsin men's track and field team, finished second in the 100-meter dash at the World Junior Championships in Grosseto, Italy.

Omole was clocked in 10.31 seconds, just behind U.S. teammate Ivory Williams, who won the race in 10.29. Omole's time was well off his personal best of 10.15 set earlier this year.

Omole and Williams will team up in the U.S. 400 relay, which will compete on Saturday and Sunday.

Omole, a Milwaukee native, won the 100 at the USA Junior Championships in a wind-aided 10.14 seconds in June. He was the 2004 Big Ten Outdoor champion in the 100 and also anchored the Badgers' 400 relay to the conference title. Omole set the UW record in the 100 meters with his fifth-place clocking of 10.15 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, which garnered him his first All-America honor.

Daniels qualifies for World Rowing Championships

Former Badger rower Paul Daniels will compete at the 2004 FISA World Rowing Senior and Junior Championships in Banyoles, Spain after winning the men's four with coxswain at the U.S. senior world championship trials on July 8-10. This year's world championships serve to crown world champions in non-Olympic rowing events. The event runs from July 27-Aug. 1.

Daniels, a 2003 Wisconsin graduate and Burlington, Wis., native, helped his boat beat out a crew that included former Badger Brian McDonough ('02) for the invitation.

In a best-of-three racing format, Daniels' entry won races on July 8 and 9 to clinch the spot. The boat raced to times of 6:05.27 and 6:07.02, taking victories by almost six seconds the first day and over seven seconds on day two. In addition to McDonough's crew, the Daniels' boat also defeated a third entry each day.

Daniels has international experience, boasting a gold medal at the 2002 Under-23 World Championships in the men's eight, but will be making his first appearance on the senior world championships team. He also won a gold medal in the men's eight and silver in the men's four at the 2003 Pan American Games to add to his international success.

Another former Badger, 2004 UW graduate Micah Boyd, raced in the men's pair with coxswain, but finished fourth in the first day of racing and was eliminated from contention for the team.

Jones takes commanding lead at State Amateur

Garrett Jones, a sophomore to-be on the University of Wisconsin golf team, took a commanding four-stroke lead in the Wisconsin State Amateur heading into Thursday's final round.

Jones carded a one-over par 73 Wednesday, falling to even par on the tournament. The round, though, was good enough to actually build upon the one stroke lead that Jones held over Janesville Riverside's Matt Behm after the first two rounds. Behm shot a 77 Wednesday to fall five shots back. Michael Bielawski, playing with Brown Deer Park, shot a 74 and is four shots behind Jones at four-over for the tournament.

Jones had six birdies, three bogies and two double bogies in Wednesday's round.

Schuman places third at Club Pro Championship

University of Wisconsin men's golf coach Jim Schuman placed third in the Wisconsin PGA Club Professional Championship, which concluded Wednesday.

Schuman finished with an even par 213 in the two-day, 54-hole event, making a charge with a two-under round of 69 and a one-under 70 in the final 36 holes, played Wednesday. Schuman shot a 74 in Tuesday's opening round.

Larry Tiziani, playing for Cherokee Country Club, bested Mark Voeller (North Hills Country Club) in the second hole of a sudden-death playoff to win the tournament after each shot a two-under 211 through 54 holes.

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