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Tuesday April 24, 2012Florida's Men's 4x100-Meter Relay and Jeremy Postin Earn SEC Weekly Honors

Gainesville, Fla.

The Florida menís 4x100-meter relay team, composed of Jeff Demps (Winter Garden, Fla.), Tony McQuay (Riviera Beach, Fla.), Leonardo Seymore (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) and Dedric Dukes (Miami, Fla.), and junior thrower Jeremy Postin (Auburndale, Fla.) each have earned Southeastern Conference Athlete of the Week honors for their exceptional performances this past weekend, the league offices in Birmingham, Ala., announced Tuesday.

 

The Gator quartet clocked the second-fastest time in the nation this season by winning the 4x100-meter relay at the Tom Jones Memorial Classic this past weekend with a time of 38.67.

 

The time goes down as the third-fastest time in the world this season, behind only Auburnís nation-leading time of 38.30 and a world-leading time of 37.82 by the Racers Track Club of Jamaica. It is the fastest collegiate time ever clocked at Percy Beard Track and goes down as the fifth-fastest time in Florida school history. It is the fastest time ever run in UF history before the month of June.

 

Postin claimed yet another hammer victory this season, as the junior thrower broke his own UF record with a throw of 68.07m/223-4 at the Tom Jones Memorial Classic this past weekend.

 

Setting a new personal best, Postin turned in the best throw in the SEC this season and now ranks fourth in the NCAA. This is Postinís fourth career SEC weekly honor and his first of 2012.

 

The Gators now own eight weekly honors in 2012, as former Gator All-American thrower Kemal Mesic (Sarajevo, Bosnia) earned SEC Menís Field Athlete of the Week honors twice during the indoor season, bookending a weekly honor for freshman jumper Taylor Burke (Medina, Ohio), who was named SEC Co-Womenís Freshman of the Week earlier in the indoor season. Demps and junior sprinter Lanie Whittaker (Miami, Fla.) were each honored for their performances at the 85th Annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays and 68th Annual Pepsi Florida Relays, respectively.

 

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