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Entering the 4x400 meter relay at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, freshman Kunle Fasasi had one thing on his mind: Don’t get disqualified.
Last one, best one.
At the end of competition at the NCAA Championship East Preliminary in Jacksonville, Florida qualified 25 athletes for the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Only one meet stands in the way of Florida bringing its first national championship back to Gainesville since 2013: the NCAA East Preliminary.
For the second time this season, Florida’s All-American, Olympic-hopeful laden roster was embarrassingly defeated at the Southeastern Conference Championship.
Florida entered the final day of the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championship with the opportunity to make a move to the top of the leaderboard.
Led by Mark Mutz and Amber Johnson, the Gators capped off Saturday’s competition at the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championship on a positive note.
The Gators open up their first day of competition today at the three-day Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Florida coach Mike Holloway normally approaches each track meet the same way.
As PA announcer Buck Jones read off Robin Reynolds’ list of accomplishments over James G. Pressly Stadium's speakers on Saturday, the senior walked out and pointed to the crowd.
With Pressly Stadium filled to the brim with friends, family and competitors representing high schools, colleges and post-collegiate teams, the Gators wasted no time getting off to a fast start in the Pepsi Florida Relays, their first home meet of the season.
The Gators are used to competing against strong runners.
Florida had a pair of first places finishes on Friday at the Cardinal and Gold Challenge hosted by the University of Southern California.
When one of his athletes puts on a Florida track uniform, coach Mike Holloway expects them to represent his program with excellence.
If Florida wanted the opportunity to win an NCAA Indoor Championship this weekend, they had to qualify as many athletes as possible for their respective events Friday.
At the Southeastern Conference Indoor Championships on Feb. 27, junior Andres Arroyo shattered the record books in the 800-meter dash, setting a personal record and breaking Mark Everett’s 26-year-old Florida school record.
After posting six top-16 Division I times at both the Tyson Invitational and the Iowa State Classic on Friday, Florida’s No. 1 men and No. 4 women’s track and field teams came out strong again on Saturday.
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.