The majority of Florida’s track and field athletes are in Gainesville this week preparing for the Pepsi Florida Relays at the Percy Beard Track.
But two of the Gators’ women were in Texas on Wednesday for a full day of competition.
Freshmen Amanda Froeynes and Nikki Stephens participated in Day 1 of the women’s heptathlon at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin, Texas.
The meet was initially scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m., but lighting delays pushed the action back to 2:45 p.m.
Froeynes and Stephens competed in four events on Day 1 and sit in eighth and 12th place, respectively, heading into the second day of action.
In the 100-meter hurdles, Stephens clocked a time of 13.99, good enough for fourth place, and Froeynes finished with a time of 14.38 for 13th.
In the heptathlon high jump, Froeynes took fifth place with a mark of 1.69 meters, while her counterpart ended in 12th place with a mark of 1.63 meters.
Neither competitor placed inside the top 10 in the shot, with Froeynes finishing in 14th place and Stephens finishing in 24th.
To conclude their first day of the heptathlon, Stephens and Froeynes finished third and ninth, respectively, in the 200-meter dash.
They’ll return for the second day of the Texas Relays on Thursday, with the first event — the heptathlon high jump — slated to begin at noon.
Meanwhile, the rest of the Gators will be in Gainesville to host the Pepsi Florida Relays, which will start at 2 p.m. on Thursday.
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Coach Mike Holloway sent two Gators track athletes to compete Wednesday afternoon in Texas.