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Friday January 11, 2013Gator Track and Field Kicks Off 2013 at Crimson Tide Indoor Opener

Gainesville, Fla.

Photo: Jon Elits

The No. 2 Florida men and No. 5 Gator women open the 2013 season on the road this weekend at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener. The Orange and Blue take to the track Saturday, January 12 at the CrossPlex Indoor Arena in Birmingham, Ala., hosted by the University of Alabama.

 

Live results can be found here and on RollTide.com, and a full recap with results can be found at the end of competition on GatorZone.com.

 

Led by 2012 USTFCCCA National Indoor and Outdoor Head Coach of the Year Mike Holloway, the Gator men return seven 2012 USTFCCCA Indoor All-Americans, while the women welcome back nine 2012 USTFCCCA Indoor All-Americans to the track in 2013.

 

Nine SEC Champions will compete on Saturday, including triple jumper Ciarra Brewer (Union City, Calif.) and high jumper Taylor Burke (Medina, Ohio) on the womenís side. A 2011 SEC Champion in the mile, Cory McGee (Pass Christian, Miss.) will compete in the 800 meters on Saturday.

 

For the men, 2013 Bowerman Watch List honoree Omar Craddock (Killeen, Texas) will compete in the long jump on Sunday after sweeping the SEC and NCAA titles in the menís triple jump in 2012. Craddock will jump alongside SEC Indoor Champion in the menís long jump Marquis Dendy (Middleton, Del.).

 

Dedric Dukes (Miami, Fla.), Hugh Graham, Jr. (Miami, Fla.) and Leonardo Seymore (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) who ran the first three legs on the SEC and NCAA Champion menís 4x400-meter relay, will race on Saturday, and two-time defending SEC 60-meter hurdles champion Eddie Lovett (West Palm Beach, Fla.) will compete in that event in the early afternoon on Saturday.

 

12 Gator freshmen will compete on Saturday as two of the highest-recruited classes in the country. These dozen athletes help comprise the No. 3 (women) and No. 7 (men) recruiting classes in the nation. Among these 12 are IAAF World Junior Champion Gino Hall (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) and Najee Glass (Woodbridge, N.J.), who claimed a gold medal at the 2011 IAAF World Youth Championships in the menís 4x400-meter relay and captured the 2012 Indoor National Championship in 46.57, good for fourth all-time in U.S. history.

 

For all of the latest information on Florida track and field, please log on to www.GatorZone.com/trackfield or, for up-to-the-minute updates, follow Florida track and field on Twitter at @GZTrackField or www.twitter.com/GZTrackField. You can also find the Gators on Facebook.

 

FIELD EVENTS (all times CT)

TIME

EVENT

GENDER

ATHLETES COMPETING

11:00 am

Weight Throw

Women

Jayla Bostic

11:30 am

Pole Vault

Men

Max Lang

12:00 pm

Long Jump

Women

Ciarra Brewer, Lorraine Graham

12:05 pm

Long Jump

Men

Omar Craddock, Marquis Dendy

1:00 pm

Weight Throw

Men

David Levin, Kyle Strawn

1:35 pm

Pole Vault

Women

Caitlin Schuessler

2:15 pm

Shot Put

Women

Arlitha Mackey

3:10 pm

High Jump

Women

Taylor Burke, Alexis Muniz

4:40 pm

Triple Jump

Women

Gissell Warner

4:45 pm

Shot Put

Men

Luka Mustafic, Kyle Strawn

 

RUNNING EVENTS (all times CT)

TIME

EVENT

GENDER

ATHLETES COMPETING

11:30 am

60 Meters Trials (A Section)

Men

Dedric Dukes, Leonardo Seymore, Antwon Wright

11:40 am

60 Meters Trials (B Section)

Men

Hugh Graham

11:50 pm

60 Meters Trials (A Section)

Women

Shayla Sanders

12:00 pm

60 Meters Trials (B Section)

Women

Darshay Davis, Kyra Jefferson

12:10 pm

60-Meter Hurdle Trials (A Section)

Men

Eddie Lovett

12:20 pm

60-Meter Hurdle Trials (B Section)

Men

Moriel Pitt

12:30 pm

60-Meter Hurdle Trials (A Section)

Women

Lorraine Graham

12:40 pm

60-Meter Hurdle Trials (B Section)

Women

Ashley Favors, Paige Morton, Ugonna Ndu

1:35 pm

60-Meter Hurdle Final (B Section)

Women

Ashley Favors, Paige Morton, Ugonna Ndu

1:40 pm

60-Meter Hurdle Final (A Section)

Women

Lorraine Graham

1:45 pm

60-Meter Hurdle Final (B Section)

Men

Moriel Pitt

1:50 pm

60-Meter Hurdle Final (A Section)

Men

Eddie Lovett

1:55 pm

60 Meters Final (B Section)

Women

Darshay Davis, Kyra Jefferson

2:00 pm

60 Meters Final (A Section)

Women

Shayla Sanders

2:05 pm

60 Meters Final (B Section)

Men

Hugh Graham

2:10 pm

60 Meters Final (A Section)

Men

Dedric Dukes, Leonardo Seymore, Antwon Wright

2:25 pm

Mile

Women

Sarah Davis, Stephanie Strasser

2:40 pm

Mile

Men

Harsha Torke

2:55 pm

400 Meters

Women

Amani Bryant, Monique Harris, Lanie Whittaker

3:25 pm

400 Meters

Men

Gabe Aird, Michael Burris, Tyler Osorio, Jovon Toppin

4:00 pm

800 Meters

Women

Cory McGee

4:05 pm

800 Meters

Men

Luc Lawrence, Ryan Schnulle, Derek Wehunt

4:20 pm

200 Meters

Women

Ebony Eutsey, Destinee Gause, Bria Goodson

4:45 pm

200 Meters

Men

Najee Glass, Gino Hall

5:15 pm

3000 Meters

Women

Stephanie Strasser, Grace VanDeGrift

5:40 pm

3000 Meters

Men

Phil Duncan

6:05 pm

4 X 400m Relay

Women

A: Whittaker, Gause, Reynolds, Eutsey;

B: Goodson, Davis, Jefferson, Ndu

6:40 pm

4 X 400m Relay

Men

A: Glass, Graham, Dukes, Hall;

B: Burris, Osorio, Toppin, Wright

 

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