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Friday March 22, 2013Florida Track & Field Trio Picks Up First Career Victories

Orlando/Tallahasse, Fla.

Three Gators took home individual victories Friday as the Florida track & field teams opened the 2013 outdoor season at the FSU Relays and UCF Invitational.


Sophomore Kyle Strawn (Temecula, Calif.) captured the first hammer throw title of his career with a new personal best of 62.20m/204-1. Strawn bested his previous PB from his freshman year at UC-Santa Barbara by exactly 20 feet. Strawn is now second all-time in the event at Florida.


Junior Shelby Hayes (Winter Park, Fla.) raced to the first individual victory of her track career in the womenís 1,500 meters, running to a 4:23.67 finish just ahead of teammate Mandy Perkins (Ormond Beach, Fla.), who came in second in 4:25.15. Junior Stephanie Strasser (Fernandina Beach, Fla.) also turned in a top-five finish with her fifth-place time of 4:31.22.


Freshman Jimmy Clark (St. Johns, Fla.) clinched a victory in his first outdoor campaign with a 3:48.12 finish in the menís 1,500 meters. Clark was one of four Gators to finish in the top 10 in the event.


The second day of the UCF Invitational begins for the Gators at 9 a.m. with the womenís discus throw. Live results for the UCF Invitational can be found on and a full recap and results from Orlando will be available on


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Womenís Pole Vault

4††††††††††††† Caitlin Schuessler, 3.65m/11-11.75

--†††††††††††† Cristina Valdes, NH


Menís Pole Vault

2††††††††††††† Jared Watkins, 4.95m/16-2.75

5††††††††††††† Max Lang, 4.50m/14-9

--†††††††††††† Kyle Mailloux, NH


Womenís Hammer Throw

3.†††††††††††† Jayla Bostic, 57.31m/188-0


Menís Hammer Throw

1.†††††††††††† Kyle Strawn, 62.20m/204-1 (PR)

2.†††††††††††† Jeremy Postin, 61.62m/202-2

3.†††††††††††† David Triassi, 60.19m/197-6 (PR)

4.†††††††††††† David Levin, 54.54m/178-11 (PR)


Womenís Javelin Throw

2.†††††††††††† Fawn Miller, 50.21m/164-9




Womenís 1,500 Meters

1.†††††††††††† Shelby Hayes, 4:23.67

2.†††††††††††† Mandy Perkins, 4:25.15

5.†††††††††††† Stephanie Strasser, 4:31.22

28.††††††††† Macy Huskey, 4:52.79

--†††††††††††† Agata Strausa, DNF


Menís 1,500 Meters

1.†††††††††††† Jimmy Clark, 3:48.12

6.†††††††††††† Mark Parrish, 3:52.54

7.†††††††††††† Ryan Schnulle, 3:53.12

8.†††††††††††† Matt Mizereck, 3:53.43

11.††††††††† Josh Izewski, 3:54.57

13.††††††††† Daniel Wehunt, 3:54.93 (PR)

17.††††††††† Elliot Clemente, 4:02.43

19.††††††††† Luc Lawrence, 4:04.67

25.††††††††† Mark Mutz, 4:07.69


Womenís 3,000-Meter Steeplechase

--†††††††††††† Agata Strausa, DNF



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 Shot Put

Arlitha Mackey

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

3:10 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


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