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Thursday April 4, 2013History Highlights First Day of Pepsi Florida Relays

Gainesville, Fla.

Andres Arroyo (Colonial HS) put on an impressive showing in the boys' 800 meters on the opening day of the Pepsi Florida Relays at Percy Beard Track Thursday.


Arroyo set a new Pepsi Florida Relays and Florida high school record for the boys' 800 meters in 1:47.79, making Arroyo the fourth-fastest performer all-time in the boys' 800 meters and owns the sixth-fastest time. Arroyo's time makes him the fastest U.S. male in the 800 meters in 2013, regardless of classification, and the seventh-fastest male in the world this year.


Also notable was Trayvon Bromell (Gibbs), who ran the nationís top boysí 100 meters in 10.34 Thursday.


Action continues Friday and Saturday, both at 10 a.m. Gates open an hour before competition on each day. Three-day passes for the Pepsi Florida Relays are on sale for $25. Daily admission is $12 for adults, $7 for seniors and children and $1 for UF students with a valid UF student ID. Fans can also purchase a Thursday-only pass for $6.


The official Twitter hashtag for the Pepsi Florida Relays is #FLRelays. Live video streaming can be found exclusively on Flotrack. The live stream will be available to all Flotrack Pro members. Live results for the meet may be found at Complete coverage of the Pepsi Florida Relays can be found at


Many ranked teams will participate in the Pepsi Florida Relays, with the Gator men (No. 3) and women (No. 4) ranked highest among all competitors. Other NCAA Division I ranked programs on the menís side include No. 6 Florida State, No. 8 Southern California, No. 11 Ole Miss, No. 17 Indiana, No. 23 Baylor and No. 25 Oklahoma State. On the womenís side, ranked teams joining the Gators are No. 6 Texas, No. 12 UCF, No. 14 Baylor, No. 19 Georgia and No. 25 Southern California.


Senior Day will come early for the Orange and Blue, as the Gator senior class will be recognized at 4:20 p.m. ET Saturday afternoon between the conclusion of the menís 4x800-meter relay and the start of the womenís 4x200-meter relay.


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Pepsi Florida Relays Day One Winners


Girls 100M Prelims - Kaylin Whitney (Eastridge HS) - 11.72


Boys 100M Prelims - Trayvon Bromell (Gibbs) - 10.34


Girls 800M - Daesha Rogers (American Heritage) - 2:11.69


Boys 800M - Andres Arroyo (Colonial) - 1:47.79*


Girls 1600M - Corina Velazco (Lourdes) - 5:07.76


Boys 1600M - Carlos Penaranda (Pembroke Pines) - 4:22.41


Girls 3200M - Annie Kelly (Milton) - 10:45.11


Boys 3200M - Sidney Speir (McIntosh) - 9:15.72


Girls 100M Hurdles Prelims - Lia King (Hallandale) - 14.07


Boys 110M Hurdles Prelims - Walter Tucker (American Heritage) - 13.83


Girls High Jump - Nicole Greene (Ponte Vedra) - 5-8.00 (Won jump off with Logan Boss of Suwannee)


Boys Pole Vault - David Akins (Celebration) - 14-06.00


Girls Long Jump - Darrielle McQueen (North Florida) - 19-6.50


Boys Long Jump - Brandon Robinson (Alonso) - 22-10.50


Boys Shot Put - Fredrick Jones (Monsignor Pace) - 61-7.50


Girls Discus Throw - Lloydricia Cameron (Miami Northwestern) - 158-2

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