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Monday December 17, 2012NCAA Champion Men's 4x4 Honored at USTFCCCA Convention

Orlando, Fla.

Photo: Cheryl Treworgy/PrettySporty.com

Florida’s men’s 4x400-meter relay team, comprised of Dedric Dukes (Miami, Fla.), Hugh Graham, Jr. (Miami, Fla.), Leonardo Seymore (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) and Tony McQuay (Riviera Beach, Fla.), will be honored at the USTFCCCA Convention on Tuesday in Orlando, Fla.

 

This is the 31st time Accusplit will honor the nation’s best collegiate relay teams and their coaches in Division I, and for the second time NCAA Divisions II and III. This year marks the second in which the ceremony will take place at the USTFCCCA Convention. Previously, the awards ceremony had taken place at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

 

The Florida foursome clinched the NCAA Outdoor Championship for the Gator men, earning the first individual 4x400-meter relay title in Florida history and securing the first NCAA Outdoor Championship for the Gators on the men’s or women’s side.

 

They finished in a school-record time of 3:00.02, sealing the victory for the Orange and Blue. McQuay calmly sat in second with 200 meters to go on the anchor leg and seized control of the race as the Gators ran a then-world-leading time in victory.

 

The SEC owns six of the eight fastest men’s relay times in the NCAA last year and three of the four members of Florida’s SEC and NCAA Champion relay return in 2013, as Dukes, Graham and Seymore will all take to the track for the Gators this season. McQuay turned pro after the 2011-12 season and earned a silver medal at the London Olympics this summer. He is one of three finalists for The Bowerman, which will be awarded on Wednesday evening.

 

Accusplit Top Relay Teams

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4x100

Auburn

38.30

Marcus Rowland, Harry Adams, Michael DeHaven, Keenan Brock

4x200

Texas A&M

1:21.21

Michael Bryan, Prezel Hardy Jr., Carlyle Roudette, Ameer Webb

4x400

Florida

3:00.02

Dedric Dukes, Hugh Graham Jr., Leonardo Seymore, Tony McQuay

4x800

Texas A&M

7:15.99

James Bonn, Joey Roberts, Oscar Ramirez, Michael Preble

4x1500

Princeton

15:04.41c

Michael Williams, Joe Stilin, Trevor Van Ackeren, Donn Cabral (4x1600, 16:16.79)

SMR

Georgia

3:16.46

Torrin Lawrence, Waymon Storey, Chris Foster, Aaron Evans

DMR

Texas A&M

9:35.36

James Bonn, Ashton Young, Oscar Ramirez, Henry Lelei

SHR

Clemson

55.38

Spencer Adams, Marcus Maxey, Charlton Rolle, Elijah Britton

 

ABOUT ACCUSPLIT

Accusplit has been the leader in the professional stopwatch and timing industry since 1972 with its invention of the first digital stopwatch. The company’s name is based on the stopwatch’s function of “accurately splitting” the time.

 

Widely recognized as the professional sports timing brand in the United States, Accusplit has worked with elite athletes, such as Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith and Olympians Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Dan O’Brien and Ed Burke. The Northern California-based company was the Official Supplier to the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996.

 

Accusplit carried its reputation for quality, innovation and leadership to the health and wellness industry with a patented accuracy method for pedometers in 1987. It was also one of the first companies in America to introduce the 10,000 Steps-A-Day for wellness concept that originated in Japan in 1965.

 

With 34 years of professional sports measurement experience in elite level sports, including track and field, swimming, baseball and football, Accusplit Pedometers and Pedometer-based Activity Wellness Programs are the tools that everyone in America and every golfer can use to achieve a healthier lifestyle.

 

ABOUT THE USTFCCCA

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) is a non-profit professional organization representing cross country and track & field coaches of all levels. The organization represents over 8,000 coaching members encompassing 94% of all NCAA track & field programs (DI, DII, and DIII) and includes members representing the NAIA as well as a number of state high school coaches associations. The USTFCCCA serves as an advocate for cross country and track & field coaches, providing a leadership structure to assist the needs of a diverse membership, serving as a lobbyist for coaches' interests, and working as a liaison between the various stakeholders in the sports of cross country and track & field.

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