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Thursday March 21, 2013Gators Split to Open Outdoor Season at UCF Invitational and FSU Relays

Gainesville, Fla.

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UCF Invitational Schedule | UCF Invitational Heat Sheets | FSU Relays Schedule | FSU Relays Performance List


The No. 3 Florida men and No. 7 Florida women begin the 2013 outdoor season at the UCF Invitational and FSU Relays this weekend. The Gators will compete at the UCF Invitational, Friday-Saturday, March 22-23 in Orlando. Select Gator athletes will race at the FSU Relays on Friday, March 22 in Tallahassee.


Competing this weekend is 2013 SEC Champion in the menís weight throw and a First Team All-America, David Triassi (Jacksonville, Fla.), who will be joined by fellow All-American Jeremy Postin (Andover, Kan.) in the menís hammer throw Saturday afternoon at the UCF Invitational. A 2012 NCAA Champion in the menís 4x4, Leonardo Seymore (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) will race in the menís 100 meters Saturday afternoon at the UCF Invitational.


The distance corps will compete at the FSU Relays on Friday afternoon, as First Team All-America Agata Strausa (Riga, Latvia) will compete in both the womenís 3,000-meter steeplechase and 1,500 meters. Also doubling up on Friday is Mark Parrish (Tampa, Fla.), who will race in the menís 3,000-meter steeplechase and 1,500 meters. 2013 SEC Champions competing at the FSU Relays include Sean Obinwa (Tampa, Fla.), who won the title in the menís 800 meters, Mandy Perkins (Ormond Beach, Fla.) and Strausa, who were both members of the womenís distance medley relay who won the SEC title in Fayetteville.


Live results for the UCF Invitational can be found on and fans can follow along live at the FSU Relays at A full recap and results from both meets will be available on


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2:00 p.m.

Womenís Pole Vault

Caitlin Schuessler, Cristina Valdes

3:30 p.m.

Womenís Long Jump

Lorraine Graham

4:00 p.m.

Menís Pole Vault

Max Lang, Jared Watkins, Kyle Mailloux


9:00 a.m.

Womenís Discus Throw

Kaitlin Davis, Ashley Miller, Manuela Burtsher

10:00 a.m.

Womenís Triple Jump

Trish Leger, Gissell Warner

11:00 a.m.

Womenís Hammer Throw

Jayla Bostic

11:00 a.m.

Womenís Shot Put

Arlitha Mackey

1:00 p.m.

Menís Hammer Throw

David Levin, David Triassi, Kyle Strawn, Jeremy Postin

1:45 p.m.

Womenís 100-Meter Hurdles

Lorraine Graham, Ashley Favors, Katrina Dekrey

2:10 p.m.

Womenís 400 Meters

Dierdre Lee

2:20 p.m.

Menís 400 Meters

Jovon Toppin, Michael Burris

2:40 p.m.

Menís 100 Meters

Leonardo Seymore

3:00 p.m.

Womenís Javelin Throw

Fawn Miller

3:10 p.m.

Womenís 400-Meter Hurdles

Ugonna Ndu, Amani Bryant, Paige Morton, Monique Harris, Zari Whittaker

3:25 p.m.

Menís 400-Meter Hurdles

Moriel Pitt, Gabe Aird, Kadesh Roberts

5:00 p.m.

Menís Javelin Throw

Zane Breakiron




5:15 p.m.

Womenís 3,000-Meter Steeplechase

Agata Strausa

5:35 p.m.

Menís 3,000-Meter Steeplechase

Mark Parrish

6:20 p.m.

Menís 1,500 Meters

Jimmy Clark, Elliot Clemente, JL Hines, Josh Izewski, Luc Lawrence, Mark Mutz, Sean Obinwa, Mark Parrish, Ryan Schnulle, Daniel Wehunt, Derek Wehunt

6:35 p.m.

Womenís 1,500 Meters

Shelby Hayes, Macy Huskey, Julie Macedo, Florence Ngetich, Mandy Perkins, Stephanie Strasser, Agata Strausa


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