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Wednesday June 19, 2013Former and Current Gators Prepare for Path to Moscow

Des Moines, Iowa

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Drake Stadium will have an Orange and Blue tint to it, as 21 former and current Gator athletes take to Des Moines for the 2013 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships and USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Wednesday-Sunday, June 19-23.

 

The event serves as qualification for the 14th IAAF World Outdoor Championships in Moscow, Russia, August 10-18, 2013. The top three finishers in each event at the USA Outdoor Championships advance to Moscow, provided the athlete has the A standard in his or her respective event.

 

Five-time USTFCCCA National Men’s Coach of the Year Mike Holloway is the head men’s coach for Team USA this summer. Holloway was a member of the Team USA coaching staff at the 2012 Olympic Games, working as the sprints and hurdles coach in London.

 

Florida athletes take to the track beginning Thursday with the finals of the women’s triple jump at 3 p.m. CT, as two-time SEC Outdoor Champion Ciarra Brewer (Union City, Calif.) takes to the runway. Brewer is the new Florida record holder in the event after a phenomenal sophomore campaign that saw her set the UF record, facility record and SEC meet record in the women’s triple jump with her leap of 13.85m/45-5.25.

 

Competing on the men’s side in the triple jump Thursday are multi-time NCAA Champions Will Claye and Omar Craddock, who hit the runway at 6 p.m. CT. Claye is a two-time Olympic medalist from the 2012 London Games, becoming the first American man since 1904 to medal in both long and triple jump at the same Olympics. Craddock ended his Gator tenure in fantastic fashion this year, capturing his third NCAA title in the men’s triple jump, and his second straight outdoors, at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore. less than two weeks ago.

 

One of the most prominent events for the Orange and Blue is the men’s 400 meters, as five current and former Florida athletes will compete in the event Thursday at 5:45 p.m. CT with four already obtaining the A standard. Among those are three-time NCAA Champion and 2012 Olympic silver medalist in the men’s 4x4, Tony McQuay, who won the men’s 400 meters at the 2011 USA Outdoor Championships as just a sophomore at Florida.

 

There are 11 members of the 2013 Florida track & field rosters competing at the 2013 USA Outdoor Championships and they will be joined by Gator freshmen Destinee Gause (Reynoldsburg, Ohio) and Robin Reynolds (Miami, Fla.), who will compete in the USA Junior Outdoor Championships beginning Friday, June 21. The twosome will look to advance to the 2013 Pan American Junior Athletics Championship, taking place August 23-25 in Medellin, Columbia.

 

Also competing at her nation’s championships is Ugonna Ndu (Newark, N.J.), who recently completed her eligibility at Florida with two First Team All-America honors at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Championships, Ndu, the Florida record holder in the women’s 400-meter hurdles, will compete in the event at the 2013 AFN/Cross Rivers State All-Nigeria Athletics Championships. Heats are at 2:10 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 20 with the finals at 7:35 p.m. Friday, June 21.

 

USATF’s fully branded internet broadcasting outlet, USATF.TV, will go live this week to webcast unprecedented coverage of the USATF Outdoor Track & Field Championships and USA Junior Championships from Des Moines, Iowa.

With 50 hours of webcasting coverage and nine hours of national television coverage, 2013 marks USATF’s most aggressive national media distribution of a national championship to date. The webcast will complement USATF’s robust TV coverage for the meet, which begins Friday, June 21 and includes nine hours of coverage of ESPN, Universal Sports, the NBC Sports Network and NBC. During the live TV broadcasts, the webcast will switch to field event coverage.

 

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.

 

2013 USA OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS :: JUNE 19-23 :: DES MOINES, IOWA

 

USATF.TV Webcasting Schedule

2013 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships and Junior Track & Field Championships

All times Eastern

June 19, 1pm to 7:20pm

June 20, 11am to 10:25pm

June 21, 11am to 10:35pm (Only field events from 8-10pm)

June 22, 7:30am to 7pm (Only field events from 4-7pm)

June 23, 8am to 6pm (Only field events from 3-6pm)

 

Network Broadcasting Schedule

USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

All times Eastern. Check Local Listings.

June 21, LIVE 8-10 p.m. on ESPN2

June 22, LIVE 4-5 p.m. on Universal Sports, LIVE 5-7 p.m. on NBC Sports Network

June 23, 2-3 p.m. on Universal Sports, LIVE 3-4 p.m. on NBC Sports Network, LIVE 4-6 p.m. on NBC

 

USA OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS – SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (ALL TIMES CENTRAL)

THURSDAY, JUNE 20

3:00 p.m.

Triple Jump – Final

Ciarra Brewer (A)

3:50 p.m.

800 Meters – First Round

Sean Obinwa (B)

4:10 p.m.

400-Meter Hurdles – First Round

Kerron Clement (A)

4:40 p.m.

1,500 Meters – First Round

Cory McGee (A)

5:20 p.m.

400 Meters – First Round

Ebony Eutsey (B)

5:45 p.m.

400 Meters – First Round

Tony McQuay (A), Arman Hall (A), Calvin Smith (A),

Hugh Graham, Jr. (A), Najee Glass (B)

6:00 p.m.

Triple Jump – Final

Will Claye (A), Omar Craddock (A)

6:15 p.m.

Javelin Throw – Final

Fawn Miller (B)

6:50 p.m.

100 Meters – First Round

Jeff Demps (A)

FRIDAY, JUNE 21

10:00 a.m.

Decathlon – Day One

Gray Horn (A)

5:00 p.m.

Hammer Throw – Final

Jeremy Postin (B)

6:45 p.m.

100 Meters – Semifinal

Jeff Demps (A)

7:04 p.m.

400-Meter Hurdles – Semifinal

Kerron Clement (A)

7:36 p.m.

400 Meters – Semifinal

Ebony Eutsey (B)

7:52 p.m.

400 Meters – Semifinal

Tony McQuay (A), Arman Hall (A), Calvin Smith (A),

Hugh Graham, Jr. (A), Najee Glass (B)

8:25 p.m.

800 Meters – Semifinal

Sean Obinwa (B)

8:52 p.m.

100 Meters – Final

Jeff Demps (A)

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

9:30 a.m.

Decathlon – Day Two

Gray Horn (A)

2:40 p.m.

200 Meters – First Round

Dedric Dukes (A)

4:36 p.m.

400-Meter Hurdles – Final

Kerron Clement (A)

4:46 p.m.

1,500 Meters – Final

Cory McGee (A)

5:08 p.m.

400 Meters – Final

Ebony Eutsey (B)

5:30 p.m.

400 Meters – Final

Tony McQuay (A), Arman Hall (A), Calvin Smith (A),

Hugh Graham, Jr. (A), Najee Glass (B)

SUNDAY, JUNE 23

2:05 p.m.

200 Meters – Semifinal

Dedric Dukes (A)

2:30 p.m.

Long Jump – Final

Marquis Dendy (A), Will Claye (A), Christian Taylor (A)

3:13 p.m.

800 Meters – Final

Sean Obinwa (B)

4:10 p.m.

200 Meters – Final

Dedric Dukes (A)

Red shading denotes field event final

Green shading denotes race semifinal and is contingent upon advancing from first round race

Blue shading denotes race final and is contingent upon advancing from semifinal race

 

USA JUNIOR OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS – SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (ALL TIMES CENTRAL)

FRIDAY, JUNE 21

12:20 p.m.

200 Meters – First Round

Destinee Gause

1:55 p.m.

400 Meters – First Round

Robin Reynolds

3:45 p.m.

200 Meters – Final

Destinee Gause

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

1:46 p.m.

400 Meters – Final

Robin Reynolds

Blue shading denotes race final and is contingent upon advancing from first round race

 

2013 AFN/CROSS RIVERS STATE ALL-NIGERIA ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS – ALL TIMES EASTERN

THURSDAY, JUNE 20

2:10 p.m.

400-Meter Hurdles – Heats

Ugonna Ndu

FRIDAY, JUNE 21

7:35 p.m.

400 Meter-Hurdles – Final

Ugonna Ndu

Blue shading denotes race final and is contingent upon advancing from heats

 

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