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Thursday February 21, 2013Gators Ready for Challenge at 2013 SEC Indoor Championships

Fayetteville, Ark.

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The No. 2 Gator men and No. 6 Gator women prepare for the 2013 SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships, Friday-Sunday, February 22-24. The University of Arkansas hosts the meet at the Randal Tyson Track Center.

 

The Championship Central for this weekendís meet can be found on ArkansasRazorbacks.com, including the meet schedule, performance lists, Fan Guide and much more. Live results will be provided by Flash Results and full recap will be available on GatorZone each day. Fans can interact with the Gators on Twitter throughout the meet at @GZTrackField.

 

The meet will be broadcast live on RazorVision all day Friday, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. CT, and 12-12:30 p.m. CT on Sunday. Beginning at 2:30 p.m. CT on Saturday and 12:30 p.m. CT on Sunday, the meet will air live on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app. Dwight Stones and Larry Rawson will be on the call with Lewis Johnson on the sideline.

 

A highlight package of the SEC Indoor Championships will air on Wednesday, March 13 on ESPNU beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET.

 

The Florida women are the defending champions and have captured two titles in the last three years, while the UF men are looking for their first SEC Indoor title since 2011.

 

ďThe SEC Championships is the most exciting meet Iíve ever gone to. Iíve been to the World Championships, the Olympic Games, the Olympic Trials and nothing surpasses it because of all the passion,Ē Florida head coach Mike Holloway said. ďEverybody there has a purpose. Everybody there wants to do something special. Even the teams that donít really have a chance to win the championship, they bring individuals into the meet and they want to make a statement as well, so itís just an incredible competition and weíre looking forward to it.

 

ďWe want take care of 2013. Our focus is always going into that building and walk out of that building to have Gator Nation be very proud of the track and field programs,Ē Holloway finished.

 

Florida returns five SEC Indoor Champions from a year ago, including triple jumper Omar Craddock (Killeen, Texas), long jumper Marquis Dendy (Middletown, Del.), hurdler Eddie Lovett (West Palm Beach, Fla.) and weight thrower Jeremy Postin (Andover, Kan.), as well as 5,000-meter champion Florence Ngetich (Eldama Ravine, Kenya) on the womenís side.

 

For the men, Dendy is the current NCAA and national leader in the menís long jump, leaping 7.99m/25-5.25 at the Virginia Tech Elite Meet, good for fifth in the world this year. Another NCAA leader is the Gator menís 4x4, as sophomore Miami natives Hugh Graham, Jr. and Dedric Dukes, senior Leonardo Seymore (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) and freshman Arman Hall (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) teamed up to win the Razorback Invitational in 3:05.93.

 

The Gator womenís 4x4 owns the second-fastest time in the world this year with their Razorback Invitational victory of 3:31.68, good for second all-time in UF history and first in the SEC this season. That relay consisted of freshmen Destinee Gause (Reynoldsburg, Fla.) and Kyra Jefferson (Detroit, Mich.), junior Ebony Eutsey (Miami, Fla.) and senior Lanie Whittaker (Miami, Fla.).

 

Other SEC leaders include Cory McGee (Pass Christian, Miss.) in the womenís mile (4:32.10), Eddie Lovett (West Palm Beach, Fla.) in the menís 60-meter hurdles (7.65) and Postin in the menís weight throw (20.70m/67-11).

 

Eleven teams ranked in the most recent USTFCCCA National Team Computer Rankings will be gunning for an SEC crown, including the top-ranked menís and womenís teams in Arkansas and LSU, respectively. The womenís field is especially loaded, with six teams ranked inside the top 15.

 

On the menís side, host Arkansas (No. 1), the No. 2 Gators, Texas A&M (No. 3), LSU (No. 16) and Ole Miss (No. 19) are all in the latest poll. For the women, No. 1 LSU, the host Razorbacks (No. 3), the No. 6 Gators, No. 7 Georgia, No. 9 Texas A&M and No. 14 South Carolina are all ranked and contending for the SEC title.

 

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.

 

2013 SEC INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS :: FEBRUARY 22-24 :: FAYETTEVILLE, AR

ALL TIMES CENTRAL

 

Friday, February 22

1:30pm

Womenís Pentathlon

Graham

 

 

Saturday, February 23

10:00am

Menís Weight Throw (P/F)

Postin, Triassi, Levin, Strawn

12:00pm

Womenís Pole Vault (F)

Schuessler

1:30pm

Menís 60m Hurdles (P)

Lovett, Pitt

1:50pm

Womenís 60m Hurdles (P)

Favors, Morton, Ndu

2:30pm

Menís 60m (P)

Graham Jr., Wright

2:50pm

Womenís 60m (P)

Davis, Gause, Jefferson, Sanders

3:00pm

Menís Long Jump (P/F)

Dendy, Craddock

3:00pm

Womenís Long Jump (P/F)

Brewer, Graham

3:10pm

Menís Mile (P)

Mizereck, Wehunt De

3:30pm

Womenís Mile (P)

McGee, Perkins, Strausa, Strasser

3:50pm

Menís 400m (P)

Glass, Hall, Graham Jr., Toppin

4:10pm

Womenís 400m (P)

Eutsey, Whittaker, Reynolds, Bryant

4:30pm

Menís 800m (P)

Obinwa, Schnulle, Wehunt Da

5:20pm

Menís 200m (P)

Dukes, Seymore, Toppin

5:45pm

Womenís 200m (P)

Davis, Eutsey, Goodson, Gause, Jefferson, Sanders

6:15pm

Menís 3000m (F)

Hines, Parrish, Izewski

6:55pm

Womenís 3000m (F)

McGee, Strausa

 

Sunday, February 24

10:00am

Womenís Weight Throw (P/F)

Bostic

12:00pm

Menís Triple Jump (P/F)

Craddock, Dendy

12:30pm

Menís Pole Vault (F)

Lang

12:35pm

Menís 60m Hurdles (F)

Lovett, Pitt

12:45pm

Womenís 60m Hurdles (F)

Favors, Morton, Ndu

12:55pm

Menís 60m (F)

Graham Jr., Wright

1:05pm

Womenís 60m (F)

Davis, Gause, Jefferson, Sanders

1:15pm

Menís Mile (F)

Mizereck, De. Wehunt

1:25pm

Womenís Mile (F)

McGee, Perkins, Strausa, Strasser

1:35pm

Menís 400m (F)

Glass, Hall, Graham Jr., Toppin

1:45pm

Womenís 400m (F)

Eutsey, Whittaker, Reynolds, Bryant

1:45pm

Menís Shot Put (F)

Strawn, Mustafic

1:45pm

Womenís High Jump (F)

Burke, Muniz

1:55pm

Womenís 5000m (F)

Cooper, Ngetich

2:00pm

Womenís Triple Jump (F)

Brewer, Warner

2:35pm

Menís 800m (F)

Obinwa, Schnulle, Wehunt Da

2:55pm

Menís 200m (F)

Dukes, Seymore, Toppin

3:05pm

Womenís 200m (F)

Davis, Eutsey, Goodson, Gause, Jefferson, Sanders

3:15pm

Menís 5000m (F)

Clark, Garcia, Hines, Izewski, Parrish

3:55pm

Menís Distance Medley (F)

Schnulle, Toppin, Obinwa, Mizereck

4:10pm

Womenís Distance Medley (F)

Strausa, Bryant, Perkins, McGee

4:25pm

Menís 4x4 Relay

Graham Jr., Dukes, Glass, Hall

4:40pm

Womenís 4x4 Relay

Whittaker, Gause, Jefferson, Eutsey

 

BROADCAST SCHEDULE

Friday
1 p.m. CT Ė end: Free live stream through ArkansasRazorbacks.com

Saturday
12.-2:25 p.m. CT: Free live stream through ArkansasRazorbacks.com
2:25-7:15 p.m. CT: Live stream through ESPN3

Sunday
12-12:30 p.m. CT: Free live stream through ArkansasRazorbacks.com
12:30-5 p.m. CT: Live stream through ESPN3.

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