Gator Locker Room
Gator Ticket Office

Track & Field Headline

Photo: Cheryl Treworgy/PrettySporty.com

Friday July 5, 2013Lovett and Ndu to Compete at World University Games

Gainesville, Fla.

Photo: Cheryl Treworgy/PrettySporty.com

Gator hurdlers Eddie Lovett (West Palm Beach, Fla.) and Ugonna Ndu (Newark, N.J.) will represent their countries at the 27th Summer World University Games, also known as the Summer Universiade, in Kazan, Russia. The event runs from July 6-17 and the Gators will compete Tuesday-Thursday, July 9-11.

 

Lovett, who switched his allegiance to the U.S. Virgin Islands earlier this year, won the 2013 menís 60-meter hurdles title at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a meet-record 7.50, notching a new school record and racing the fourth-fastest time in NCAA history. Lovett claimed his third consecutive SEC Indoor title in the event, setting the second-fastest time in an SEC Championship meet in 7.54. For his efforts, Lovett was named the 2013 USTFCCCA South Region Menís Indoor Track Athlete of the Year.

 

Lovett was also NCAA runner-up outdoors in the menís 110-meter hurdles and owns PRs outdoors of 13.39 and a wind-aided 13.29, both in NCAA competition.

 

Ndu became the Florida record holder in the womenís 400-meter hurdles with her runner-up finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships of 56.12. Ndu earned three All-America accolades outdoors in the 100-meter hurdles, 400-meter hurdles and the 4x400-meter relay, running the third leg.

 

Ndu won her first Nigerian national title in the womenís 100-meter hurdles and finished as the runner-up in the 400-meter hurdles. Ndu will represent her country at the 14th IAAF World Championships in Moscow this summer as well.

 

ESPNU will present tape-delayed coverage of the event, beginning Sunday, July 14 at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., as well as Monday, July 15 at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m., all times Eastern.

 

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.

 

27th World University Games :: Kazan, Russia :: July 6-17, 2013

Time (ET)

Time (MST)

Event

Round

Athlete

Tuesday, July 9th

1:35 a.m.

9:35 a.m.

Womenís 100 Hurdles

Heats

Ugonna Ndu

Wednesday, July 10th

4:20 a.m.

12:20 p.m.

Menís 110 Hurdles

Heats

Eddie Lovett

10:45 a.m.

6:45 p.m.

Womenís 100 Hurdles

Semi

Ugonna Ndu

12:45 p.m.

8:45 p.m.

Womenís 100 Hurdles

Final

Ugonna Ndu

Thursday, July 11th

10:10 a.m.

6:10 p.m.

Menís 110 Hurdles

Semi

Eddie Lovett

12:20 p.m.

8:20 p.m.

Menís 110 Hurdles

Final

Eddie Lovett

 

Florida Athletics - A Championship Experience with Integrity - Vision Statement
  • University of Florida
  • NCAA
  • Sun Sports / Fox Sports Florida
  • IMG
  • SEC on ESPN

© 1998 - 2014 University Athletic Assoc., Inc., Sun Sports & IMG College. All Rights Reserved.