The Gators only had three athletes representing during the first day of the Virginia Tech Elite Meet, but the small contingent found relative success on Friday.
In the men’s weight throw, redshirt freshman AJ McFarland placed 10th with a best mark of 18.98 meters in his second collegiate competition. With that mark, McFarland moved to No. 6 on Florida’s all-time top 10 in the event.
In the women’s weight throw, sophomore Lloydricia Cameron finished in ninth place with a best mark of 17.90 meters, while redshirt freshman Jontavia Dykes finished 11th with her 17.81-meter toss.
Cameron returns to action on Saturday as the Gators’ lone representative on the final day of competition. She will participate in the women’s shot put at 2 p.m., where she will face athletes from Southeastern Conference schools such as No. 2 Georgia, No. 12 Kentucky and No. 14 Tennessee.
Update: Day 2
Although the Gators only had one athlete representing the team on Day 2 of the Virginia Tech Elite Meet, that didn’t stop them from achieving success.
Sophomore Llyodricia Cameron represented the women in the women’s shot put where she placed second with a mark of 16.30 meters, narrowly missing the 16.49 meter mark set by Tennessee’s Cassie Wertman.
Next on the schedule for the Gators is the Iowa State Classic on Feb. 12.
UF coach Mike Holloway smiles during the 2015 Florida Relays at James G. Pressly Stadium.