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David Freeman
  • Volunteer Assistant
  • Kentucky '05

David Freeman enters his third year as a volunteer assistant for the Gators. He is no stranger to the competitiveness of Southeastern Conference Track and Cross Country, as he was a four-year letterwinner for Kentucky.

“David brings a lot of energy, insight from an elite athlete’s perspective and helps bridge the gap between the athletes and coaches, because he is just three years from winning a SEC title himself,” Florida Head Coach Jeff Pigg said. “He sets a great example for our athletes and they have a lot of respect for them. At the end of it all he is a hard-working, clean-living guy and is just trying to see how far track and field can take him.”

Freeman was a three-time All-American on the track in the indoor mile and indoor 800m. Freeman took seventh in the mile at the 2003 NCAA Championships, a year after finishing ninth in the 800m at the national championship. He qualified for the NCAA Championships all four years of his career either in the 800m, mile or 1,500m. Freeman holds the Kentucky indoor 800m record with a time of 1:47.4. He was a member of the UK record-holding 4x800m and distance medley relay teams. He took the SEC indoor mile time in 2004 to earn All-Southeastern Conference honors

Freeman also ran cross country, earning All-SEC honors in 2003 with a 10th place finish at the SEC Championships in Athens, Ga. With Freeman's help, the team qualified for the NCAA Championships his senior season.

The North Miami Beach native's running career has continued beyond college as well. This winter, Freeman qualified for the 2006 World Indoor Championships and finished 14th in the 800m at the event. Freeman runs for the Puerto Rican national team and will compete for them in the 2008 Olympic Games. He is currently training with Florida head coach Jeff Pigg.

Freeman graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2005 with a degree in Education. He is the son of Melba and Booker Freeman. He resides and trains in Gainesville.


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