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Friday June 22, 2012Every Gator Advances on Second Day of U.S. Olympic Trials

Eugene, Ore.

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All seven former and current Gator track & field athletes advanced on the second day of the U.S. Olympic Trials. Friday was the first day of the 2012 trials held at historic Hayward Field.

 

Freshman Marquis Dendy (Middletown, Del.), NCAA All-American and 2012 SEC Indoor Champion in the menís long jump, advanced to the finals of the menís long jump on Friday. The Gator freshman finished seventh overall with his leap of 7.73m/25-4.50. Former Gator greats Will Claye and Christian Taylor competed on the runway next to Dendy, advancing to Sundayís finals with their jumps of 7.98m/26-2.25 and 7.89m/25-10.75, respectively.

 

Junior and three-time NCAA Champion Tony McQuay (Riviera Beach, Fla.) cruised to a spot in the semifinals of the menís 400 meters, racing to a 45.41 finish in his heat on Friday afternoon. In the next heat, former Gator All-American Calvin Smith became the second-fastest non-automatic qualifier to advance to Saturdayís semifinals in 45.94. McQuay and Smith will compete at 8 p.m. ET tomorrow to kick off NBC Sportsí live primetime coverage on Saturday.

 

Sophomore sprinter Ebony Eutsey (Miami, Fla.) advanced to the semifinals of the womenís 400 meters, finishing in 53.20. Eutsey nabbed the 16th and final qualifying spot on the afternoon and will compete at 8:15 p.m. ET on Saturday.

 

Fridayís competition began with the menís decathlon, where NCAA All-American and five-time SEC Champion Gray Horn currently sits in fourth after the first five events. Horn finished with 4,084 points on the day, just shy of his first day personal best of 4,123 points (set at the 2011 NCAA Championships). He will continue competition in the menís decathlon tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. ET with the menís 110-meter hurdles.

 

Joining Eutsey, Horn, McQuay and Smith in tomorrowís competition are current Gator All-Americans Dwight Barbiasz (Milford, N.H.), the 2012 SEC Champion in the menís high jump, and Jeff Demps (Winter Garden, Fla.), a five-time NCAA Champion. Demps will race in the qualifying round of the menís 100 meters on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET. Barbiasz will compete in the qualifying round of the menís high jump at 7:20 p.m. ET.

 

The NBC Sports Group presents unprecedented coverage of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials as American athletes compete for a chance to take part in the London Games.

 

A total of 12 hours of live track and field coverage will be a part of a record 67.5 hours of total Olympic Team Trials coverage by NBC in 2012. Covered in prime time between NBC and the NBC Sports Network, the 12 hours of live coverage will span the course of eight days.

 

A full recap of each dayís events and results will be available on GatorZone.com. For news, schedules, events and the Facebook and Twitter feeds of the 2012 Olympic Trials, please log on to http://www.gotracktownusa.com/.

 

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U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS Ė TRACK & FIELD (JUNE 21-JULY 1, 2012 Ė EUGENE, OR)

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012

 

MULTI-EVENTS

 

Menís Decathlon (Through Five Events)

4.†††††††††††† Gray Horn, 4,084 points

 

Menís Decathlon Ė 100 Meters

7.†††††††††††† Gray Horn, 10.93 (+0.4) (876 points)

 

Menís Decathlon Ė Long Jump

2.†††††††††††† Gray Horn, 7.60m/24-11.25 (960 points)

 

Menís Decathlon Ė Shot Put

10.††††††††† Gray Horn, 13.49m/44-3.25 (697 points)

 

Menís Decathlon Ė High Jump

T5.††††††††† Gray Horn, 1.96m/6-5 (767 points)

 

Menís Decathlon Ė 400 Meters

10.††††††††† Gray Horn, 50.66 (784 points)

 

FIELD EVENTS

 

Menís Long Jump

1.†††††††††††† Will Claye, 7.98m/26-2.25q

3.†††††††††††† Christian Taylor, 7.89m/25-10.75q

7.†††††††††††† Marquis Dendy, 7.73m/25-4.50q

 

RUNNING EVENTS

 

Womenís 400 Meters Ė Qualifying

16.††††††††† Ebony Eutsey, 53.20q

 

Menís 400 Meters Ė Qualifying

3.†††††††††††† Tony McQuay, 45.41Q

14.††††††††† Calvin Smith, 45.94q

 

NBC SPORTS GROUP LIVE TELEVISION COVERAGE

Date

Time

Network

Saturday, June 23rd

8-9 p.m. ET/PT

NBC

Sunday, June 24th

7-8 p.m. ET/PT

NBC

Monday, June 25th

9-11 p.m. ET/PT

NBCSN

Thursday, June 28th

9-11 p.m. ET/PT

NBCSN

Friday, June 29th

6-8 p.m. ET

NBCSN

Saturday, June 30th

9-10 p.m. ET/PT

NBC

Sunday, July 1st

7-8 p.m. ET/PT

NBC

 

2012 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS TRACK & FIELD SCHEDULE (ALL TIMES ET)

TIME

EVENT

ROUND

FORMER/CURRENT GATORS COMPETING

SATURDAY, JUNE 23

12:30 p.m.

Menís Decathlon Ė 110-Meter Hurdles

Decathlon

Gray Horn

1:20 p.m.

Menís Decathlon Ė Discus Throw

Decathlon

Gray Horn

3:30 p.m.

Menís Decathlon Ė Pole Vault

Decathlon

Gray Horn

6:00 p.m.

Menís Decathlon Ė Javelin Throw

Decathlon

Gray Horn

7:00 p.m.

Menís 100 Meters

Qualifying

Jeff Demps

7:20 p.m.

Menís High Jump

Qualifying

Dwight Barbiasz

8:00 p.m.

Menís 400 Meters

Semi-Finals

Tony McQuay, Calvin Smith

8:15 p.m.

Womenís 400 Meters

Semi-Finals

Ebony Eutsey

8:30 p.m.

Menís Decathlon Ė 1,500 Meters

Decathlon

Gray Horn

SUNDAY, JUNE 24

5:30 p.m.

Menís 100 Meters

Semi-Finals

Jeff Demps

6:00 p.m.

Menís Long Jump

Final

Will Claye, Marquis Dendy, Christian Taylor

7:20 p.m.

Menís 400 Meters

Final

Tony McQuay, Calvin Smith

7:35 p.m.

Womenís 400 Meters

Final

Ebony Eutsey

7:48 p.m.

Menís 100 Meters

Final

Jeff Demps

MONDAY, JUNE 25

6:30 p.m.

Menís Discus Throw

Qualifying

Wes Stockbarger

8:50 p.m.

Menís High Jump

Final

Dwight Barbiasz

TUESDAY, JUNE 26 Ė REST DAY

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 Ė REST DAY

THURSDAY, JUNE 28

6:50 p.m.

Womenís 1,500 Meters

Qualifying

Cory McGee

7:30 p.m.

Menís Triple Jump

Qualifying

Will Claye, Omar Craddock, Christian Taylor

9:00 p.m.

Menís 400-Meter Hurdles

Qualifying

Kerron Clement

9:05 p.m.

Menís Discus Throw

Final

Wes Stockbarger

FRIDAY, JUNE 29

4:45 p.m.

Menís 200 Meters

Qualifying

Dedric Dukes

6:35 p.m.

Menís 400-Meter Hurdles

Semi-Finals

Kerron Clement

6:45 p.m.

Womenís 1,500 Meters

Semi-Finals

Cory McGee

7:05 p.m.

Menís 110-Meter Hurdles

Qualifying

Eddie Lovett (P)

SATURDAY, JUNE 30

7:20 p.m.

Menís 110-Meter Hurdles

Semi-Finals

Eddie Lovett (P)

7:40 p.m.

Menís Triple Jump

Final

Will Claye, Omar Craddock, Christian Taylor

9:00 p.m.

Menís 200 Meters

Semi-Finals

Dedric Dukes

9:40 p.m.

Menís 110-Meter Hurdles

Final

Eddie Lovett (P)

SUNDAY, JULY 1

7:12 p.m.

Menís 400-Meter Hurdles

Final

Kerron Clement

7:23

Womenís 1,500 Meters

Final

Cory McGee

7:50 p.m.

Menís 200 Meters

Final

Dedric Dukes

Blue Rows are Semi-Finals and are contingent upon advancing from Qualifying/First Round

Gray Rows are Finals and are contingent upon advancing from Trials/Semi-Finals

 

 

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