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Thursday February 7, 2013Gators Split Squads for Husky Classic and Virginia Tech Elite

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The No. 2 Florida men and No. 7 Florida women have a busy weekend ahead, as both squads will compete at the Husky Classic and the Virginia Tech Elite Meet. This is the final weekend of action before the SEC Indoor Championships, hosted by the University of Arkansas, February 22-24.

 

The distance corps travels to Seattle to compete at the Husky Classic, Friday and Saturday, held at Dempsey Indoor. The Gators will begin competition at 8:30 p.m. ET on Friday with Florence Ngetich (Eldama Ravine, Kenya) in the invitational section of the womenís 5,000 meters. Ngetich won the SEC title in the event last year. On Saturday, the Gators will be competing in the mid-distance events, with All-Americans Cory McGee (Pass Christian, Miss.) and Agata Strausa (Riga, Latvia) in the invitational section of the womenís mile, and All-American Sean Obinwa (Tampa, Fla.) in the invite of the menís 800 meters.

 

Among the more than 1,300 athletes entered in the Husky Classic this weekend include representatives from over half of the teams ranked in the USTFCCCA Top-10. On the menís side, No. 1 Arkansas, No. 2 Florida, No. 4 Oregon, No. 5 Arizona State, No. 8 Minnesota, and No. 10 Arizona will have athletes in action. Looking at the womenís top-10, No. 1 Kansas, No. 4 Arkansas, No. 5 Oregon, No. 7 Florida, Washington at No. 8, and No. 10 Georgia will be mixing it up.

 

In Blacksburg, the Gators have a full slate for the two-day ďDocĒ Hale Virginia Tech Elite Meet, as four field events open the competition at Rector Field House. SEC Champions Marquis Dendy (Middletown, Del.) and Jeremy Postin (Andover, Kan.) compete in the menís long jump and menís weight throw, respectively, while two-time Eddie Lovett (West Palm Beach, Fla.) gets things started in the prelims of the menís 60-meter hurdles.

 

In Blacksburg, the menís side features three teams ranked in the top 20 (No. 2 Florida, No. 9 Auburn, No. 20 Virginia Tech) while the womenís side includes four teams in the top 25 (No. 2 Clemson, No. 7 Florida, No. 10 Georgia, No. 25 Auburn).

 

Gator fans can follow along with the action through live results (links above) and a full recap and results will be available both Friday and Saturday on GatorZone.com.

 

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HUSKY CLASSIC :: FEBRUARY 8-9, 2013 :: SEATTLE, WA

 

Friday, Feb. 8

 

8:30 p.m. ET

Womenís 5000m Run (Invite)

Florence Ngetich

9:10 p.m. ET

Womenís 5000m Run (Heats 1-4)

Callie Cooper

10:30 p.m. ET

Menís 5000m Run (Heats 1-5)

Jimmy Clark, Eddie Garcia, JL Hines, Josh Izewski, Mark Parrish

 

Saturday, Feb. 9

2:45 p.m. ET

Menís 800m (Heats 1-6)

Ryan Schnulle, Daniel Wehunt

5:00 p.m. ET

Womenís Mile Run (Heats 4-6)

Mandy Perkins, Stephanie Strasser

5:21 p.m. ET

Menís Mile Run (Heats 4-6)

Matt Mizereck, Derek Wehunt

6:20 p.m. ET

Womenís Invite Mile (2 Heats)

Cory McGee, Agata Strausa

7:18 p.m. ET

Menís Invite 800m (2 Heats)

Sean Obinwa

 

VIRGINIA TECH ELITE MEET :: FEBRUARY 8-9, 2013 :: BLACKSBURG, VA

 

Friday, Feb. 8

 

5 p.m. ET

Womenís Long Jump

Lorraine Graham

5 p.m. ET

Menís Long Jump

Marquis Dendy

5 p.m. ET

Menís Weight Throw

David Levin, Jeremy Postin, Kyle Strawn, David Triassi

5 p.m. ET

Womenís Pole Vault Ė Unseeded

Caitlin Schuessler

5:35 p.m. ET

Womenís 60-Meter Hurdles Ė Prelims

Katrina Dekrey, Ashley Favors, Lorraine Graham, Paige Morton, Ugonna Ndu

5:45 p.m. ET

Menís 60-Meter Hurdles Ė Prelims

Eddie Lovett, Moriel Pitt

5:55 p.m. ET

Womenís 60 Meters - Prelims

Destinee Gause, Kyra Jefferson, Shayla Sanders

6:05 p.m. ET

Menís 60 Meters Ė Prelims

Hugh Graham, Jr., Leonardo Seymore, Antwan Wright

7 p.m. ET

Womenís Weight Throw

Jayla Bostic

7 p.m. ET

Menís Pole Vault Ė Unseeded

Max Lang

7:35 p.m. ET

Menís 60-Meter Hurdles Ė Finals

Eddie Lovett, Moriel Pitt

7:40 p.m. ET

Womenís 60-Meter Hurdles Ė Finals

Katrina Dekrey, Ashley Favors, Lorraine Graham, Paige Morton, Ugonna Ndu

7:45 p.m. ET

Womenís 60 Meters - Finals

Destinee Gause, Kyra Jefferson, Shayla Sanders

7:50 p.m. ET

Menís 60 Meters Ė Finals

Hugh Graham, Jr., Leonardo Seymore, Antwan Wright

8 p.m. ET

Womenís 400 Meters Ė Invitational

Amani Bryant, Ebony Eutsey, Ugonna Ndu

8:10 p.m. ET

Menís 400 Meters Ė Invitational

Dedric Dukes

8:15 p.m. ET

Womenís 200 Meters Ė Open

Darshay Davis, Bria Goodson

8:30 p.m. ET

Menís 200 Meters Ė Open

Michael Burris, Moriel Pitt, Jovon Toppin

Finals are contingent upon advancing

 

Saturday, Feb. 9

11 a.m. ET

Womenís High Jump

Taylor Burke, Alexis Muniz

12 p.m. ET

Menís Shot Put

Kyle Strawn

12 p.m. ET

Womenís Triple Jump

Ciarra Brewer, Gissell Warner

12 p.m. ET

Menís Triple Jump

Omar Craddock, Marquis Dendy

1:30 p.m. ET

Womenís 400 Meters Ė Open

Paige Morton

2 p.m. ET

Womenís 200 Meters Ė Invitational

Ebony Eutsey, Destinee Gause, Kyra Jefferson

2:05 p.m. ET

Menís 200 Meters Ė Invitational

Dedric Dukes, Leonardo Seymore

1:45 p.m. ET

Menís 400 Meters Ė Open

Michael Burris, Jovon Toppin

 

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