Thursday January 24, 2013Florida Track & Field Prepares for Exceptional Field at Razorback Invitational
The University of Florida track & field teams travel to Fayetteville this weekend for the Razorback Invitational, a meet that pits some of the nationís top programs against one another at the site for this yearís SEC and NCAA Indoor Championships, the University of Arkansas.
The ranked teams joining the No. 3 Florida men in this weekendís action are No. 1 Arkansas, No. 6 LSU, No. 11 Texas, No. 13 Arizona and No. 21 Florida State. For the women, No. 5 Arkansas, No. 6 LSU, No. 12 Arizona, No. 13 Texas, No. 16 Georgia, No. 17 Baylor and No. 23 Nebraska will compete alongside the No. 7 Gator women.
The Gators are looking to build upon the success of Floridaís first two meets of 2013, the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener and the Gator Invitational. In Birmingham, the Orange and Blue turned in 17 top-three finishes and six event titles. Junior Cory McGee (Pass Christian, Miss.) was selected as the SEC Co-Womenís Runner of the Week, recovering from a stumble to win the womenís 800 meters in 2:09.01 to rank fourth in the NCAA thus far.
In Gainesville last week, junior hurdler Eddie Lovett (West Palm Beach, Fla.) broke a 23-year-old school record in the menís 55-meter hurdles, racing to a personal-best time of 7.10. The time is tops in the NCAA this year and converts to 7.64 in the 60-meter hurdles, putting him at second in NCAA qualifying.
The Gator throwers have been impressive in the opening meets of the season, as sophomore thrower Jayla Bostic (Wellington, Fla.) has improved upon her personal best in the womenís weight throw with marks of 18.85m/61-10.25 and 19.78m/64-10.75 in the first two weeks of the season.
Live results for the two-day Razorback Invitational can be found here and a schedule of Fridayís and Saturdayís events is available on ArkansasRazorbacks.com. Live streaming of the weekend is available for a fee on RazorVision.
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RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL :: JANUARY 25-26, 2013 :: FAYETTEVILLE, AR
FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013
Womenís Indoor Pentathlon
††††††† 60-meter hurdles
††††††† High Jump
††††††† Shot Put
††††††† Long Jump
††††††† 800 Meters
Womenís High Jump
Menís Pole Vault
Womenís Long Jump
Menís Long Jump
Menís Shot Put
Womenís 60 Meters Ė Prelims
Womenís 200 Meters
Menís 200 Meters
Womenís 5,000 Meters
Menís 5,000 Meters
Womenís 60-Meter Hurdles Ė Prelims
Menís 60-Meter Hurdles Ė Prelims
Womenís Distance Medley Relay
Menís Distance Medley Relay
SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2013
Womenís Triple Jump
Menís Triple Jump
Womenís Weight Throw
Menís Weight Throw
Womenís 60 Meters Ė Semifinals (Contingent Upon Advancing)
Womenís 60 Meters Ė Finals (Contingent Upon Advancing)
Womenís 400 Meters
Menís 400 Meters
Hugh Graham, Jr.
Menís 800 Meters
Menís 800 Meters Ė INVITE
Womenís 3,000 Meters Ė INVITE
Menís 3,000 Meters
Menís 3,000 Meters Ė INVITE
Womenís 60-Meter Hurdles Ė Semifinals (Contingent Upon Advancing)
Menís 60-Meter Hurdles Ė Semifinals (Contingent Upon Advancing)
Womenís 60-Meter Hurdles Ė Finals (Contingent Upon Advancing)
Menís 60-Meter Hurdles Ė Finals (Contingent Upon Advancing)
Womenís 4x400-Meter Relay
Menís 4x400-Meter Relay