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Monday June 25, 2012Former Gator All-American Wes Stockbarger Advances to Discus Finals at U.S. Olympic Trials

Eugene, Ore.

Former Gator All-American Wes Stockbarger advanced to the finals of the menís discus throw on Monday afternoon, highlighting the fourth day of the U.S. Olympic Trials at Hayward Field.

 

Stockbarger threw 60.19m/197-5 on his second attempt in the cage, finishing eighth overall and solidifying his spot in the finals of the event, contested on Thursday evening at 9:05 p.m. ET. Stockbarger is a three-time SEC Champion, owning two titles in the discus and one in the shot put.

 

Florida junior Dwight Barbiasz (Milford, N.H.) wrapped up his first season in the Orange and Blue at Hayward Field, as he turned in a seventh-place finish in the menís high jump. The SEC Champion outdoors in the menís high jump, Barbiasz cleared 2.15m/7-0.50 to tie with Montez Blair of the Cornell Track & Field Club.

 

Barbiasz was one of three collegians who recorded heights on Monday, joining NCAA Indoor Champion Nick Ross (Arizona) and NCAA Outdoor Champion Erik Kynard, Jr. (Kansas State). Barbiasz was the NCAA runner-up indoors and the NCAA third-place finisher outdoors.

 

Former Gator distance runner Mason Cathey advanced to the finals of the womenís 3,000-meter steeplechase, finishing third in her heat and sixth overall in 9:47.32.

 

The U.S. Olympic Trials take a two-day break before resuming on Thursday, June 28th for another four-day session with a whole new crop of Gators joining the Florida contingent in Eugene.

 

Sophomore Cory McGee (Pass Christian, Miss.) will compete in the qualifying rounds of the womenís 1,500 meters at 6:50 p.m. ET on Thursday evening. McGee turned in a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Championships just a few weeks ago and ran a personal best of 4:12.61 at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational back in April.

 

2012 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Champion Omar Craddock (Killeen, Texas) will attempt to extend his breakout junior campaign, while former Gator NCAA Champions and reigning World Champions Will Claye (indoor) and Christian Taylor (outdoor) will look for their places on the Team USA roster. Claye has already been named to Team USA in the menís long jump.

 

2012 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Champion Omar Craddock (Killeen, Texas) will attempt to extend his breakout junior campaign, while former Gator NCAA Champions and reigning World Champions Will Claye and Christian Taylor will look for their places on the Team USA roster. Claye has already been named to Team USA in the menís long jump.

 

2008 Olympic Silver Medalist Kerron Clement will begin his quest to return to Team USA, as the qualifying rounds of the menís 400-meter hurdles begin at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday night.

 

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)

 

MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012

 

FIELD EVENTS

 

Menís High Jump Ė Final

T7.          Dwight Barbiasz, 2.15m/7-0.50

 

Menís Discus Throw Ė Qualifying

8.             Westley Stockbarger, 60.19m/197-5q

 

RUNNING EVENTS

 

Womenís 3,000-Meter Steeplechase Ė Qualifying

6.             Mason Cathey, 9:47.32Q

 

NBC SPORTS GROUP LIVE TELEVISION COVERAGE

Date

Time

Network

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

QUALIFYING STANDARD (ATHLETE 2012 MARK)

THURSDAY, JUNE 28

6:50 p.m.

Womenís 1,500 Meters

Qualifying

Cory McGee

A: 4:06.00; B: 4:08.90

(McGee: 4:12.61)

7:30 p.m.

Menís Triple Jump

Qualifying

Will Claye, Omar Craddock, Christian Taylor

A: 17.20m; B: 16.85m

(Claye: 17.48m, Craddock: 16.71m, Taylor: 17.62m)

9:00 p.m.

Menís 400-Meter Hurdles

Qualifying

Kerron Clement

A: 49.50; B: 49.80

(Clement: 49.66)

9:05 p.m.

Menís Discus Throw

Final

Wes Stockbarger

A: 65.00m; B: 63.00m (Stockbarger: 64.38m)

FRIDAY, JUNE 29

4:45 p.m.

Menís 200 Meters

Qualifying

Dedric Dukes

A: 20.55; B: 20.65

(Dukes: 20.47)

6:35 p.m.

Menís 400-Meter Hurdles

Semi-Finals

Kerron Clement

A: 49.50; B: 49.80

(Clement: 49.66)

6:45 p.m.

Womenís 1,500 Meters

Semi-Finals

Cory McGee

A: 4:06.00; B: 4:08.90

(McGee: 4:12.61)

7:05 p.m.

Menís 110-Meter Hurdles

Qualifying

Eddie Lovett (P)

A: 13.52; B: 13.60

(Lovett: 13.54)

7:45 p.m.

Womenís 3,000-Meter Steeplechase

Final

Mason Cathey

A: 9:43.00; B: 9:48.00

(Cathey: 9:47.32)

SATURDAY, JUNE 30

7:20 p.m.

Menís 110-Meter Hurdles

Semi-Finals

Eddie Lovett (P)

A: 13.52; B: 13.60

(Lovett: 13.54)

7:40 p.m.

Menís Triple Jump

Final

Will Claye, Omar Craddock, Christian Taylor

A: 17.20m; B: 16.85m

(Claye: 17.48m, Craddock: 16.71m, Taylor: 17.62m)

9:00 p.m.

Menís 200 Meters

Semi-Finals

Dedric Dukes

A: 20.55; B: 20.65

(Dukes: 20.47)

9:40 p.m.

Menís 110-Meter Hurdles

Final

Eddie Lovett (P)

A: 13.52; B: 13.60 (Lovett: 13.54)

SUNDAY, JULY 1

7:12 p.m.

Menís 400-Meter Hurdles

Final

Kerron Clement

A: 49.50; B: 49.80

(Clement: 49.66)

7:23

Womenís 1,500 Meters

Final

Cory McGee

A: 4:06.00; B: 4:08.90

(McGee: 4:12.61)

7:50 p.m.

Menís 200 Meters

Final

Dedric Dukes

A: 20.55; B: 20.65

(Dukes: 20.47)

(P) means time is Provisional and not officially on the entry list for the eventóQualification determined upon registration

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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