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Tuesday April 30, 2013Florida Track and Field's McGee and Postin Earn SEC Weekly Honors

Gainesville, Fla.

Photos: Matt Pendleton (L), Jim Burgess (R)

Florida’s Cory McGee (Pass Christian, Miss.) and Jeremy Postin (Andover, Kan.) have been honored by the Southeastern Conference as the duo respectively garnered SEC Women’s Runner of the Week and SEC Men’s Field Athlete of the Week, the league offices in Birmingham, Ala. announced Tuesday.

 

McGee ran a new personal-best time in the women’s 1,500 meters, finishing second among collegians at the Payton Jordan Invitational with a time of 4:10.55. The junior currently ranks second in the nation in the 1,500, accomplishing the feat against a stacked field that included five other athletes who rank among the top-11 nationally in the event. McGee leads the SEC in the 1,500 meters and is now second all-time in Florida program history in the event.

 

Postin threw a season-best 68.68m/22-54 to win the Arkansas Invitational men’s hammer throw competition. Postin, the reigning SEC Champion in the event, leads the SEC and ranks fourth in the nation this season in the men’s hammer. The senior is one of only six athletes nationally to eclipse 220 feet nationally and one of only four to throw better than 68 meters in the event.

 

The Gators have had 12 SEC weekly honors this season and this is McGee’s second weekly honor of 2013. She also earned honors for her performance at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener to begin the 2013 indoor season.

 

The Gators will send a small contingent of athletes to the Seminole Twilight meet in Tallahassee, Fla. The one-day meet is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. ET on Friday, May 3.

 

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