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Tuesday June 11, 2013Gators Earn 36 USTFCCCA All-America Honors

New Orleans, La.

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The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced All-America distinctions for the 2013 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field season. Honors are awarded for performances at the final site of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships occurring last weekend in Eugene, Ore.

 

Leading the way in All-America honors on the menís side was sophomore Hugh Graham, Jr. (Miami, Fla.), who tied for the national lead with three First Team accolades. The Gator men claimed 13 First Team honors and the women notched eight.

 

Floridaís men captured the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship, scoring 53 points to tie for the title with SEC newcomer Texas A&M. This is the fifth team title for the UF menís track and field program since 2010 and the second consecutive NCAA Outdoor crown for the Gators.

 

The Orange and Blue took home three individual NCAA titles courtesy of the menís 4x100-meter relay, 4x400-meter relay and senior Omar Craddock (Killeen, Texas), who won his third career NCAA title in the menís triple jump and second straight outdoors.

 

The UF women finished in a tie for 11th with 25 points, led by two NCAA runner-up finishes by junior Cory McGee (Pass Christian, Miss.) in the womenís 1,500 meters and freshman Marija Vucenovic (Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia) in the womenís javelin.

 

First-team USTFCCCA All-America honors are awarded to those who earn any portion of a team point at the national championships, or reach an eight-entrant final. Second-team All-America honors are handed out to those whose final placing in the national meet range from ninth to 16th place.

 

Those who participated at the final site but did not place in the meetís top 16 are listed as honorable mention for the All-America award.

 

At the conference level the SEC claimed the most All-America honors, more than doubling the next closest conference on the menís side with 73 and earning 59 womenís honors. The Big Ten men were second at 31, followed by the Big 12 at 29 and the Pac-12′s 25.

 

The competition between conferences on the womenís side was closer, with the Pac-12 second at 42 and the Big 12 third at 35.

 

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USTFCCCA OUTDOOR ALL-AMERICANS Ė GATOR MEN

Triple Jump

Omar Craddock

First Team

4◊100 Relay

Dedric Dukes

First Team

4◊400 Relay

Dedric Dukes

First Team

4◊400 Relay

Najee Glass

First Team

4◊100 Relay

Hugh Graham, Jr.

First Team

4◊400 Relay

Hugh Graham, Jr.

First Team

400 Meters

Hugh Graham, Jr.

First Team

400 Meters

Arman Hall

First Team

4◊400 Relay

Arman Hall

First Team

110 Meter Hurdles

Eddie Lovett

First Team

Hammer

Jeremy Postin

First Team

4◊100 Relay

Leonardo Seymore

First Team

4◊100 Relay

Antwan Wright

First Team

200 Meters

Dedric Dukes

Second Team

800 Meters

Sean Obinwa

Second Team

Hammer

Kyle Strawn

Second Team

Triple Jump

Marquis Dendy

Honorable Mention

400 Meters

Najee Glass

Honorable Mention

Steeplechase

Mark  Parrish

Honorable Mention

 

USTFCCCA OUTDOOR ALL-AMERICANS Ė GATOR WOMEN

Triple Jump

Ciarra Brewer

First Team

4◊400 Relay

Ebony Eutsey

First Team

4◊400 Relay

Destinee Gause

First Team

1500 Meters

Cory McGee

First Team

400 Meter Hurdles

Ugonna Ndu

First Team

4◊400 Relay

Ugonna Ndu

First Team

4◊400 Relay

Robin Reynolds

First Team

Javelin

Marija  Vucenovic

First Team

400 Meters

Ebony Eutsey

Second Team

Javelin

Fawn Miller

Second Team

100 Meters

Darshay Davis

Honorable Mention

200 Meters

Destinee Gause

Honorable Mention

Long Jump

Lorraine Graham

Honorable Mention

100 Meter Hurdles

Ugonna Ndu

Honorable Mention

10,000 Meters

Florence Ngetich

Honorable Mention

1500 Meters

Agata Strausa

Honorable Mention

400 Meters

Lanie Whittaker

Honorable Mention

 

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