Coach Mike Holloway had a goal for Saturday’s Tom Jones Memorial Classic: honor Coach Jones by competing at a high level. And after a record-breaking win in the 4x100 meter relay, it would seem that Jeff Demps, Tony McQuay, Leonardo Seymore and Dedric Dukes accomplished that goal.
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Four college athletes completed the men’s 110 meter hurdle on Saturday at the Tom Jones Memorial Classic, including sophomore Eddie Lovett. The rest were professionals.
Florida’s track and field team is coming off a rare break. However, senior thrower Keely Medeiros was the one exception.
Junior Tony McQuay is most known on the track for his performances in the 400m. That’s why Friday’s win at the Pepsi Florida Relays didn’t come as much of a surprise to most.
Although Ebony Eutsey and Laine Whitaker are close now, it wasn’t always that way.
While most seniors in high school are looking ahead to their graduation, Gators freshman Dedric Dukes is focusing on the Pepsi Florida Relays.
As a track and field athlete, one typically competes as a runner, jumper or thrower. Sophomore Brittany Harrell does all three.
Florida’s track and field team doesn’t often leave events empty-handed, and the 85th Annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays was no exception.
For Jeff Demps, just winning a race isn’t enough. He needs to make a national impression as well.
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On Tuesday, Alishea Usery talked about how excited she was to perform in the 4x100m and 4x400m relays with her teammates and how well she thought they were going to perform.
When coach Mike Holloway tells freshman sprinter Hugh Graham that he will be competing against the defending national champion, Graham doesn’t flinch.
The women have not competed in the 4x100m since last June’s NCAA Outdoor Championships. Florida placed 18th in the semifinals, running a 44.68 to finish more than a second slower than the last team to qualify for the finals.
There were 15 runners competing for Florida on Saturday at the UCF Invitational, however it was a thrower who led the pack.
The outdoor season has official begun for the Gators. At the UCF Invitational, the Florida men’s weight throwers were quick to make an impression.
After traveling more than 2,094 miles to Boise, Idaho, to wrap up the indoor season, the Gators will have a short trip this weekend as they travel to Orlando for their first meet of the outdoor season.
During Omar Craddock’s freshman year, he earned All-America honors after the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships. He also finished third at the Southeastern Conference Indoor Championship, along with placing second at the SEC Outdoor Championship for the triple jump.
When it came to the heptathlon, senior Gray Horn spent his 2012 indoor season in first place. In both the Texas A&M Challenge and the Southeastern Conference Championship, Horn not only led the field after the first day of competition, but went on to win both meets.
As the Gators wrap up their final day at their last-chance meets, they come away qualifying for another event at the NCAA Indoor Championship.