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Thursday March 28, 2013Strawn PRs in Hammer, Ndu Advances to Hurdle Finals on Second Day of Texas Relays

Austin, Texas

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Seven Gators were in action on the second day of the 86th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, presented by State Farm. Two members of the Orange and Blue stood out with their performances at the prestigious meet, held at the Mike A. Myers Stadium.

 

“I’m very pleased with the overall effort of the teams today, particularly Kyle Strawn and Ugonna Ndu,” Florida head coach Mike Holloway said.

 

Sophomore Kyle Strawn (Temecula, Calif.) set a new personal best in the men’s hammer throw, utilizing his second throw of the meet to finish fourth with a mark of 62.36m/204-7.

 

“Kyle stepping up in a big meet and setting a new personal best shows he has a bright future in this program,” Holloway commented.

 

Strawn has thrown personal bests in the opening two weekends of the 2013 outdoor season, besting his previous PB of 62.20m/204-1 from the UCF Invitational last weekend. The California native, a transfer from UCSB, holds strong at second all-time at Florida.

 

Senior Ugonna Ndu (Newark, N.J.) qualified for the finals of the women’s 400-meter hurdles with her preliminary time of 58.59, just missing out on the heat victory behind Arkansas’ Sparkle McKnight. Ndu will race in the finals at 6:45 p.m. CT.

 

“Ugonna is a senior and got her final season off to a great start today,” Holloway said. “I’m very proud of the work Coach (Steve) Lemke and Coach (Erin) Tucker have done with Kyle and Ugonna, respectively.”

 

The Gators have a full day Friday, starting with the women’s javelin at 9:30 a.m. CT and the relays beginning on the track at 9:35 a.m. CT.

 

“I’m looking forward to another exciting day from the Gators tomorrow,” Holloway finished. “It’s great to be a Florida Gator.”

 

The four-day meet continues Friday, March 29 at Mike A. Myers Stadium and runs through Saturday, March 30. The headquarters for the Relays can be found here. The official hashtag for the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, for fans who want to follow all the action on Twitter, is #TXRelays13.

 

The Longhorn Network will provide 18 original hours of programming throughout the meet. ESPN's Dave LaMont provides play-by-play throughout the meet, and former NCAA All-American athlete and current ESPN radio host Sean Adams serves as reporter. Rounding out the team, Larry Rawson, Emmy Award-winning track and field sportscaster, and Dwight Stones, track and field Olympian, serve as analysts.

 

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.

 

86TH CLYDE LITTLEFIELD TEXAS RELAYS :: MARCH 27-30, 2013 :: AUSTIN, TX (ALL TIMES CENTRAL)

 

MULTI EVENTS

 

Women’s Heptathlon – Final

16.          Lorraine Graham, 4,997 points

                5.             Long Jump, 5.76m/18-10.75, 777 points

                21.          Javelin Throw, 1.63m/5-4.25, 304 points

                19.          800 Meters, 2:35.05, 631 points

 

FIELD EVENTS

 

Men’s Hammer Throw

4.             Kyle Strawn, 62.36m/204-7 (PR)

 

RUNNING EVENTS

 

Women’s 400-Meter Hurdles – Prelims

5.             Ugonna Ndu, 58.59q

12.          Amani Bryant, 1:00.11

48.          Paige Morton, 1:03.66

 

Men’s 400-Meter Hurdles – Prelims

25.          Gabe Aird, 53.81

35.          Kadesh Roberts, 55.02

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2013

9:30 a.m.

Javelin Throw – Women’s

Fawn Miller, Marija Vucenovic

9:35 a.m.

4x100-Meter Relay – Women’s (Prelims)

Florida (Reynolds, Jefferson, Gause, Sanders)

 

Clyde Littlefield 4x100-Meter Relay – Men’s (Prelims)

Florida (Lovett, Graham, Jr., Seymore, Dukes)

 

100-Meter Hurdles – Women’s (Prelims)

Paige Morton, Ugonna Ndu

 

110-Meter Hurdles – Men’s (Prelims)

Eddie Lovett, Moriel Pitt

 

100 Meters – Women’s (Prelims)

Shayla Sanders

 

100 Meters – Men’s (Prelims)

Dedric Dukes, Leonardo Seymore, Antwan Wright

 

4x400-Meter Relay – Women’s (Prelims)

Florida (Reynolds, Whittaker, Gause, Eutsey)

2 p.m.

Triple Jump – Men’s

Omar Craddock

 

Triple Jump – Women’s

Ciarra Brewer

4 p.m.

Discus Throw – Women’s

Kaitlin Davis, Ashley Miller

6:45 p.m.

400-Meter Hurdles – Women’s (Finals)

Ugonna Ndu

7:30 p.m.

Long Jump – Women’s

Lorraine Graham

 

Long Jump – Men’s

Marquis Dendy

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2013

1:30 p.m.

Clyde Littlefield 4x100-Meter Relay – Men’s (Finals)

Florida (Lovett, Graham, Jr., Seymore, Dukes)

 

4x100-Meter Relay – Women’s (Finals)

Florida (Reynolds, Jefferson, Gause, Sanders)

2 p.m.

High Jump – Women’s

Taylor Burke

2:15 p.m.

100-Meter Hurdles – Women’s (Finals)

Paige Morton, Ugonna Ndu

 

110-Meter Hurdles – Men’s (Finals)

Eddie Lovett, Moriel Pitt

3:05 p.m.

100 Meters – Women’s (Finals)

Shayla Sanders

 

100 Meters – Men’s (Finals)

Dedric Dukes, Leonardo Seymore, Antwan Wright

4:05 p.m.

4x400-Meter Relay – Men’s (Finals)

Florida (Glass, Graham, Jr., Hall, Dukes)

 

4x400-Meter Relay – Women’s (Finals)

Florida (Reynolds, Whittaker, Gause, Eutsey)

 

LONGHORN NETWORK BROADCAST SCHEDULE (ALL TIMES CENTRAL)

Fri., March 29

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Prelims of the 100M and 110M hurdles, 4x100M relay, 4x400M relay and various field events

 

6:30-9:30 p.m.

400M hurdles, distance medley relay and finals of various field events

Sat., March 30

1:30-5:30 p.m.

Finals of 4x100M relays, 100M and 110M hurdles, 1,500M and 4x400M relays

 

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