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Saturday April 27, 201311 Victories Highlight Rainy Day in Razorback Country

Fayetteville, Ark.

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The Florida track & field teams pushed through a cold, rain-soaked Saturday in Fayetteville to capture 11 titles, eight seasonal bests and four personal bests at the Arkansas Spring Invitational.


ďWe had a solid day today,Ē Florida head coach Mike Holloway said. ďIím very proud of the way we competed considering the cool weather conditions.Ē


Senior Jeremy Postin (Andover, Kan.) won the menís hammer throw to start the day, tossing a new seasonís best of 68.68m/225-4 on his final throw. Sophomore Kyle Strawn (Temecula, Calif.) was impressive as well, throwing a new personal best of 65.56m/215-1 to take the runner-up spot. Sophomore David Levin (Altamonte Springs, Fla.) joined in on the day of personal bests, tossing a career best of 59.59m/195-6 to finish fifth and move into sixth all-time in program history.


ďIím very happy with the hammer throwers today,Ē Holloway noted. ďFor three of them to throw seasonal bests and two of those to be PRs, thatís where we want them to be heading into the conference portion of the season.Ē


Sophomore jumper Ciarra Brewer (Union City, Calif.) leapt to a new seasonís best of 13.45m/44-1.50 in the womenís triple jump, taking the title Saturday and leading the Gators to a sweep of the event. Senior Omar Craddock (Killeen, Texas) captured the menís triple jump title with his leap of 15.76m/51-8.50, finishing just ahead of sophomore Marquis Dendy (Middletown, Del.), who captured runner-up finishes in the triple and long jumps.


Dendy, the 2013 NCAA Champion in the menís long jump indoors, posted a new personal best in the triple jump of 15.53m/50-11.50, etching his name in the Florida record books at 10th all-time in program history. In the long jump, Dendy put up a jump of 7.77m/25-6 to finish behind OSUís Mike Hartfield, who is just behind Dendy nationally in the event.


Sophomore Taylor Burke (Medina, Ohio) captured the womenís high jump, her third-straight victory of the 2013 outdoor season. Burke cleared a seasonal best of 1.81m/5-11.25 to win the event.


ďIím very pleased with Taylor jumping a seasonal best,Ē Holloway said. ďShe continues to get better as we move into the championship season.Ē


Freshman Kadesh Roberts (Bay Shore, N.Y.) won the first race of his collegiate career, taking the menís 400-meter hurdles in a new personal best of 52.86.


Junior Eddie Lovett (West Palm Beach, Fla.) easily took the menís 110-meter hurdles in 13.72, his second-fastest wind-legal time of the season.


The Gatorsí weekend isnít finished yet, as seven members of the distance crew will compete at Stanford in the Payton Jordan Invitational. Action begins for the Orange and Blue at 3:50 p.m. PT Sunday with senior Stephanie Strasser (Fernandina Beach, Fla.) in the womenís 3,000-meter steeplechase. Live results for the meet are being provided by Record Timing and fans can find a full schedule, heat sheets and accepted entries on the site as well.


This weekend is the last of the regular season for the Orange and Blue, as the No. 1 Florida men and No. 6 women will turn their attention to the 2013 SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Mizzouís Audrey J. Walton Stadium. The four-day meet is slated for Thursday-Sunday, May 9-12.


ďOverall, we had a good meet and got some good things done,Ē Holloway commented. ďNow we go back home and start preparing for the conference meet in 13 days in Columbia.Ē


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Womenís High Jump

1.†††††††††††† Taylor Burke, 1.81m/5-11.25 (SB)


Womenís Pole Vault

T5.††††††††† Caitlin Schuessler, 3.52m/11-6.50


Menís Pole Vault

3.†††††††††††† Jared Watkins, 4.86m/15-11.25


Womenís Long Jump

3.†††††††††††† Lorraine Graham, 6.02m/19-9 (+0.2)


Menís Long Jump

2.†††††††††††† Marquis Dendy, 7.77m/25-6 (+1.4)


Womenís Triple Jump

1.†††††††††††† Ciarra Brewer, 13.45m/44-1.50 (+1.1) (SB)

3.†††††††††††† Gissell Warner, 12.33m/40-5.50 (+0.5)


Menís Triple Jump

1.†††††††††††† Omar Craddock, 15.76m/51-8.50 (+0.8)

2.†††††††††††† Marquis Dendy, 15.53m/50-11.50 (+0.2) (PR)


Womenís Discus Throw

2.†††††††††††† Ashley Miller, 47.58m/156-1

3.†††††††††††† Kaitlin Davis, 46.69m/153-2


Womenís Hammer Throw

1.†††††††††††† Jayla Bostic, 56.99m/186-11


Menís Hammer Throw

1.†††††††††††† Jeremy Postin, 68.68m/225-4 (SB)

2.†††††††††††† Kyle Strawn, 65.56m/215-1 (PR)

5.†††††††††††† David Levin, 59.59m/195-6 (PR)

6.†††††††††††† David Triassi, 57.83m/189-8




Womenís 100 Meters

3.†††††††††††† Darshay Davis, 11.61 (+0.5) (SB)

4.†††††††††††† Destinee Gause, 11.71 (+0.3)


Menís 100 Meters

3.†††††††††††† Leonardo Seymore, 10.62 (+1.0)


Womenís 200 Meters

3.†††††††††††† Destinee Gause, 23.89 (+0.2)

6.†††††††††††† Ebony Eutsey, 24.42 (+0.2)

7.†††††††††††† Robin Reynolds, 24.46 (+0.2)

10.††††††††† Lorraine Graham, 25.15 (+0.8)


Menís 200 Meters

1.†††††††††††† Arman Hall, 21.06 (+0.8)

2.†††††††††††† Hugh Graham, Jr., 21.07 (+0.8)

3.†††††††††††† Leonardo Seymore, 21.28 (+0.8)


Womenís 400 Meters

1.†††††††††††† Ebony Eutsey, 53.21

2.†††††††††††† Robin Reynolds, 53.31

5.†††††††††††† Lanie Whittaker, 55.15


Menís 400 Meters

2.†††††††††††† Arman Hall, 46.19

3.†††††††††††† Hugh Graham, Jr., 46.21

4.†††††††††††† Najee Glass, 46.21

7.†††††††††††† Jovon Toppin, 48.80


Menís 800 Meters

1.†††††††††††† Sean Obinwa, 1:50.38

3.†††††††††††† Ryan Schnulle, 1:50.67


Menís 110-Meter Hurdles

1.†††††††††††† Eddie Lovett, 13.72 (+1.1)


Womenís 400-Meter Hurdles

1.†††††††††††† Ugonna Ndu, 58.08

3.†††††††††††† Amani Bryant, 59.30

4.†††††††††††† Paige Morton, 1:03.31


Menís 400-Meter Hurdles

1.†††††††††††† Kadesh Roberts, 52.86 (PR)

3.†††††††††††† Gabe Aird, 53.75


Menís 4x100-Meter Relay

2.†††††††††††† Florida (Lovett, Graham, Jr., Seymore, Hall), 39.78


Menís 4x400-Meter Relay

3.†††††††††††† Florida (Toppin, Obinwa, Schnulle, Roberts), 3:16.04






3:50 p.m.

Womenís 3,000-Meter Steeplechase Ė Section 3

Stephanie Strasser

4:35 p.m.

Womenís 1500 Meters Ė Section 3

Shelby Hayes, Mandy Perkins

5:56 p.m.

Womenís 5000 Meters Ė Section 3

Callie Cooper

7:15 p.m.

Menís 3,000-Meter Steeplechase Ė Section 1

Mark Parrish

7:27 p.m.

Womenís 1500 Meters Ė Section 2

Agata Strausa

7:34 p.m.

Womenís 1500 Meters Ė Section 1

Cory McGee



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