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Saturday June 23, 2012Horn Claims Decathlon Bronze at U.S. Olympic Trials as Three Gators Advance

Eugene, Ore.

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Former Gator All-American and five-time Southeastern Conference Champion Gray Horn set a new personal best in the menís decathlon on Saturday at the U.S. Olympic Trials at historic Hayward Field. Horn scored 7,954 points to take home the bronze medal in the event, contested over the course of two days in driving rain, wind and occasional cloud cover.

 

A new world record was set on Saturday in the 100th anniversary of the menís decathlon, as Ashton Eaton scored 9,039 points to break Dan OíBrienís 20-year record. Eaton and Trey Hardee (8,383 points) will represent the United States in London, as Hornís score did not meet the Olympic ďAĒ standard required to compete at the Olympic Games.

 

Horn earned personal bests in the pole vault (5.00m/16-4.75), javelin throw (56.31m/184-9) and 1,500 meters (4:33.02) to reach his personal best and medal in Eugene.

 

Junior Tony McQuay (Riviera Beach, Fla.) earned a spot in the menís 400 meters final, winning his heat and finishing second overall in 44.84. McQuayís final will take place at 7:20 p.m. ET and will be part of NBCís coverage on Sunday evening.

 

Junior Dwight Barbiasz (Milford, N.H.) nabbed one of the last qualifying spots for the finals of the menís high jump, clearing 2.15m/7-0.50 to finish a tie for 11th with two other athletes. Typically 12 finalists advance but the officials called for all 13 finalists to advance to Monday nightís final at 8:50 p.m. ET.

 

Senior Jeff Demps (Winter Garden, Fla.) advanced out of his qualifying round of the menís 100 meters, finishing second in his heat in 10.18 to advance to tomorrowís semifinals at 5:30 p.m. ET. If Demps finishes in the top two of his heat or records one of the next two fastest times, he will advance to the finals of the menís 100 meters at 7:48 p.m. ET on Sunday evening.

 

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)

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2012

 

MULTI-EVENTS

 

Menís Decathlon Ė FINAL

3.             Gray Horn, 7,954 points (PR)

 

Menís Decathlon Ė 110-Meter Hurdles

3.             Gray Horn, 14.43 (+0.8) (922 points)

 

Menís Decathlon Ė Discus Throw

13.††††††††† Gray Horn, 38.34m/125-9 (631 points)

 

Menís Decathlon Ė Pole Vault

2.†††††††††††† Gray Horn, 5.00m/16-4.75 (910 points) (PR)

 

Menís Decathlon Ė Javelin Throw

8.†††††††††††† Gray Horn, 56.31m/184-9 (682 points) (PR)

 

Menís Decathlon Ė 1,500 Meters

4.†††††††††††† Gray Horn, 4:33.02 (725 points) (PR)

 

FIELD EVENTS

 

Menís High Jump Ė Qualifying

T11.††††††† Dwight Barbiasz, 2.15m/7-0.50Q

 

RUNNING EVENTS

 

Menís 100 Meters Ė Qualifying

12.          Jeff Demps, 10.18Q (+1.4)

 

Womenís 400 Meters Ė Semi-Finals

13.          Ebony Eutsey, 53.22

 

Menís 400 Meters Ė Semi-Finals

2.             Tony McQuay, 44.84Q

10.          Calvin Smith, 45.61

 

NBC SPORTS GROUP LIVE TELEVISION COVERAGE

Date

Time

Network

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

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

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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