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<p>Jayla Bostic talks with throws coach Steve Lemke after one of her hammer throw attempts during the Tom Jones Memorial Invite on April 19, 2014, at Percy Beard Track.</p>

Jayla Bostic talks with throws coach Steve Lemke after one of her hammer throw attempts during the Tom Jones Memorial Invite on April 19, 2014, at Percy Beard Track.

Florida had a pair of first places finishes on Friday at the Cardinal and Gold Challenge hosted by the University of Southern California.

Redshirt senior Jayla Bostic shined for the Gators, finishing first in the women's hammer throw with a distance of 61.06 meters, 200-4, and earning nine points for her team and good enough for No. 7 on Florida's all-time outdoor top 10.

Freshman Anders Eriksson, the Southeastern Conference Track and FieldFreshman of the Week, improved his throw by 1 foot, 11 inches this week with his first place finish of 70.46 meters in the men’s hammer throw, only 11 inches off the school record.

In the women’s discus throw Lloydricia Cameron secured third with a distance of 51.64 meters.

Jontavia Dykes finished in fourth in the women’s hammer throw with a distance of 53.04 meters, while finishing in fourth in the women’s discus throw with a toss of 49.75 meters.

AJ McFarland finished in third in the men’s hammer throw with a distance of 60.50 meters.

At the Raleigh Relays, Eddie Clark (29:41.09) was Florida’s fastest in the men’s 1000 meter dash, finishing in 16th place. Teammates Jimmy Clark (29:49.06) and Carlos Miranda (30:52.95) finished in 21st and 48th respectively.

Competition resumes today for the Gators at the Cardinal & Gold Challenge.

Contact Lauren Staff at lstaff@alligator.org and follow her on Twitter @lstaff27.

Jayla Bostic talks with throws coach Steve Lemke after one of her hammer throw attempts during the Tom Jones Memorial Invite on April 19, 2014, at Percy Beard Track.

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