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Saturday March 3, 2012Postin Breaks UF Weight Throw Record En Route to First NCAA Championship Berth

Blacksburg, Va./Birmingham, Ala.

Junior thrower Jeremy Postin (Auburndale, Fla.) broke his own school record in the weight throw at the Virginia Tech Final Qualifier in Blacksburg, Va. on Saturday, earning his first-ever appearance in the NCAA Indoor Championships.

 

The 2012 SEC Champion in the men’s weight throw used a career-best toss of 21.60m/70-10.50 to automatically qualify for the NCAA Championships in Nampa, Idaho next week. His previous career best of 21.48m/70-5.75, the former UF record, was set just last weekend at the SEC Indoor Championships.

 

“I’m incredibly proud of Jeremy,” Florida head coach Mike Holloway said. “Coach (Steve) Lemke thought he was ready to throw far, and he was right as usual. He broke his own school record and qualified for his first NCAAs…what a huge performance for him.”

 

The Gators also saw personal bests at the Alabama High Tide Indoor Qualifier, where Darshay Davis (Mirimar, Fla.) and Ugonna Ndu (Newark, N.J.) raced their way into the Florida record books.

 

Davis continued her stellar sophomore season, earning personal bests in both 60 (7.35, 5th all-time at UF) and 200 meters (23.71, 10th all-time at UF). Ndu improved her standing at second all-time in Gator history, running a personal best 8.31 in the 60-meter hurdles.

 

“We didn’t get all the performances we wanted out of the weekend, but I couldn’t be more pleased with Darshay and Ugonna’s performances this weekend,” Holloway said. “Great PRs out of both of those ladies, who just set their previous PRs last weekend.”

 

“We’re looking forward to Monday evening when the official qualifier lists come out,” Holloway continued. “We think we have a strong group for both the men and the women traveling to the national meet and we’re looking forward to that.”

 

The Gators travel to Nampa, Idaho for the 2012 NCAA Indoor Championships, hosted by Boise State University on March 9-10.

 

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                                 VIRGINIA TECH FINAL QUALIFIER (MARCH 3, 2012 :: BLACKSBURG, VA)

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012

  

Women’s Weight Throw (AUTO: 21.00m/68-10)

4.     Fidela James, 19.18m/62-11.25

  

Men’s Weight Throw (AUTO: 21.50m/70-6)

1.        Jeremy Postin, 21.60m/70-10.50

3.     David Triassi, 20.11m/65-11.75

 

                     ALABAMA HIGH TIDE INDOOR QUALIFIER (MARCH 3, 2012 :: BIRMINGHAM, AL)

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012

  

Women’s 60 Meter Prelims (AUTO: 7.23)

4.     Darshay Davis, 7.44q

5.     Alishea Usery, 7.47q

 

Women’s 60 Meter Finals (AUTO: 7.23)

4.     Darshay Davis, 7.35

6.     Alishea Usery, 7.40

 

Women’s 200 Meter Finals (AUTO: 23.12)

3.     Darshay Davis, 23.71

 

Women’s 60 Meter Hurdles Prelims (AUTO: 8.10)

3.     Ugonna Ndu, 8.36

9.     Ashley Favors, 8.64

13.   Amani Bryant, 9.17

 

Women’s 60 Meter Hurdles Finals (AUTO: 8.10)

4.     Ugonna Ndu, 8.31

 

Women’s Long Jump (AUTO: 6.45m/21-2)

3.     Lorraine Graham, 5.73m/18-9.75

 

Women’s Triple Jump (AUTO: 13.30m/43-7.75)

2.     Ciarra Brewer, 12.31m/40-4.75

 

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