The Florida men’s and women’s track and field teams kicked off the Doc Hale Virginia Tech Elite with a trio of throwers competing in the men’s and women’s weight throw.
Senior thrower Kyle Strawn set a personal record for himself, hurling a 20.05-meter throw—good enough for fifth-place in the men’s weight throw final. The effort helped Strawn improve on his No. 4 spot on UF’s all-time top-10 list.
The University of California, Santa Barbara transfer is now less than a meter away from passing third-place on the list, held by Antonio Emperator (20.86).
On the women’s side, senior thrower Jayla Bostic and freshman thrower Lloydricia Cameron finished in fifth and 13th, respectively, in the women’s weight throw final.
Bostic recorded a 20.10-meter throw, while Cameron improved on her debut performance at the Rod McCravy Memorial Invitational, as she set a personal record with a 17.34-meter throw.
The Gators will begin competition on Saturday at noon with the men’s shot put. Senior thrower Stipe Zunic will compete in the event, as he looks to improve on his NCAA top-10 mark (19.97).
Becky Greene will make her individual season debut at 1 p.m. in the women’s 3,000-meter run.
Cameron will compete in Florida’s last event in Blacksburg, as she will participate in the women’s shot put at 2 p.m.
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