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Sunday August 11, 2013McQuay and Hall Shine on Second Day of World Championships

Moscow, Russia

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Fellow Gator NCAA Champions Arman Hall (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) and Tony McQuay advanced out of the heats of the menís 400 meters on the second day of the 14th IAAF World Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Moscow, Russia. The nine-day meet runs through Sunday, August 18 at Luzhniki Stadium.

 

McQuay captured his heat and was third overall with a time of 45.06. Hall was fifth in his heat and the fastest qualifier on time in 45.45. Both Gators will race at 12:05 p.m. ET Monday for a spot in the final. McQuay will compete in the first semifinal while Hall has been placed in the third semi.

 

Novlene Williams-Mills advanced to the finals of the womenís 400 meters with a 50.34 finish in her heat of the event Sunday. Williams-Mills crossed third in her heat and seventh overall to qualify for Mondayís final at 1:15 p.m. ET.

 

Rising seniors Eddie Lovett (West Palm Beach, Fla.) and Cory McGee (Pass Christian, Miss.) both participated in their first World Championships. Lovett, representing the U.S. Virgin Islands, finished 17th overall in 13.52 with the top 16 advancing to the semifinals. Lovettís junior season comes to a close after capturing the 2013 NCAA Indoor title in the menís 60-meter hurdles and a runner-up finish in the menís 110-meter hurdles at NCAA Outdoors.

 

For McGee, competing in Moscow for Team USA was a stark contrast to this time a year ago after recovering from an injury sustained after the 2012 Olympic Trials. McGee finished in 4:12.33 to close the book on a phenomenal junior campaign that saw her turn in her best performance with a runner-up finish at NCAA Outdoors in the womenís 1,500 meters.

 

Shara Proctor was unable to match her qualifying performance from Saturday, finishing sixth in the finals of the womenís long jump with her leap of 6.79m/22-3.50.

 

Joining Gator quartermilers Hall, McQuay and Williams-Mills in competition Monday will be two-time Olympian Kerron Clement, who starts things off for the Gators with the heats of the menís 400-meter hurdles at 3:05 a.m. ET.

 

Ugonna Ndu (Newark, N.J.) will represent Nigeria in the womenís 400-meter hurdles at 3:50 a.m., as she races in the fourth and final heat.

 

A strong Gator contingent is residing in Moscow, as 16 Gators have been granted the opportunity to represent their countries in Moscow, led by Florida head coach Mike Holloway. The 2013 USTFCCCA National Outdoor Head Coach of the Year, Holloway was chosen as head menís coach for Team USA.

 

Universal Sports Network and NBC will air 46 hours of premier track & field action from the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia from Saturday, August 10 through Sunday, August 18. The broadcast team of Ato Boldon, Tom Hammond, Lewis Johnson and Dwight Stones will call the action from Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, home of the 1980 Olympic Games.

 

For all of the latest information on Florida track and field, log on to www.GatorZone.com/trackfield or, for up-to-the-minute updates, follow the teamís Twitter account @GZTrackField or www.twitter.com/GZTrackField. You can also find the Gators on Facebook.

 

14TH IAAF WORLD OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS Ė SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Date (MSK/ET)

Event

Round

Gator Athletes Competing

Monday, August 12

11:05 a.m./3:05 a.m.

Menís 400-Meter Hurdles

Heats

Kerron Clement (USA)

11:50 a.m./3:50 a.m.

Womenís 400-Meter Hurdles

Heats

Ugonna Ndu (Nigeria)

8:05 p.m./12:05 p.m.

Menís 400 Meters

Semifinal

Arman Hall (USA), Tony McQuay (USA)

9:15 p.m./1:15 p.m.

Womenís 400 Meters

Final

Novlene Williams-Mills (Jamaica)

Tuesday, August 13

7:05 p.m./11:05 a.m.

Womenís 400-Meter Hurdles

Semifinal

Ugonna Ndu (Nigeria)

7:40 p.m./11:40 a.m.

Menís 400-Meter Hurdles

Semifinal

Kerron Clement (USA)

9:05 p.m./1:05 p.m.

Menís 400 Meters

Final

Arman Hall (USA), Tony McQuay (USA)

Wednesday, August 14

10:25 a.m./2:25 a.m.

Menís Long Jump

Qualification

Marquis Dendy (USA)

Thursday, August 15

10:20 a.m./2:20 a.m.

Menís Shot Put

Qualification

Kemal Mesic (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

7:05 p.m./11:05 a.m.

Menís 4x400-Meter Relay

Heats

Arman Hall (USA), Tony McQuay (USA)

8:45 p.m./12:45 p.m.

Womenís 400-Meter Hurdles

Final

Ugonna Ndu (Nigeria)

9:00 p.m./1:00 p.m.

Menís 400-Meter Hurdles

Final

Kerron Clement (USA)

Friday, August 16

9:45 a.m./1:45 a.m.

Womenís 100-Meter Hurdles

Heats

Andrea Bliss (Jamaica), Ugonna Ndu (Nigeria)*

10:00 a.m./2:00 a.m.

Menís Triple Jump

Qualification

Will Claye (USA), Omar Craddock (USA), Christian Taylor (USA)

7:30 p.m./11:30 a.m.

Menís Long Jump

Final

Marquis Dendy (USA)

8:10 p.m./12:10 p.m.

Menís Shot Put

Final

Kemal Mesic (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

9:30 p.m./1:30 p.m.

Menís 4x400-Meter Relay

Final

Arman Hall (USA), Tony McQuay (USA)

Saturday, August 17

6:20 p.m./10:20 a.m.

Womenís 100-Meter Hurdles

Semifinal

Andrea Bliss (Jamaica), Ugonna Ndu (Nigeria)*

7:50 p.m./11:50 a.m.

Womenís 100-Meter Hurdles

Final

Andrea Bliss (Jamaica), Ugonna Ndu (Nigeria)*

Sunday, August 18

4:45 p.m./8:45 a.m.

Menís Triple Jump

Final

Will Claye (USA), Omar Craddock (USA), Christian Taylor (USA)

4:50 p.m./8:50 a.m.

Menís 4x100-Meter Relay

Heats

Jeff Demps (USA)

6:40 p.m./10:40 a.m.

Menís 4x100-Meter Relay

Final

Jeff Demps (USA)

Blue shading denotes semifinal; contingent upon advancing from heats

Red shading denotes final; contingent upon advancing from heats or qualification

* denotes under consideration for entry and will be confirmed upon receipt of start lists for event

 

Broadcast Schedule Ė TV & Online

Monday, August 12

1:30 AM ET

WEB: UniversalSports.com

LIVE morning session

12:00 PM ET

TV: Universal Sports

LIVE evening session

Tuesday, August 13

1:30 AM ET

WEB: UniversalSports.com

LIVE morning session

12:00 PM ET

TV: Universal Sports

LIVE evening session

Wednesday, August 14

12:30 AM ET

WEB: UniversalSports.com

LIVE

Thursday, August 15

1:30 AM ET

WEB: UniversalSports.com

LIVE morning session

11:30 AM ET

TV: Universal Sports

LIVE evening session

Friday, August 16

1:30 AM ET

WEB: UniversalSports.com

LIVE morning session

11:30 AM ET

TV: Universal Sports

LIVE evening session

Saturday, August 17

2:30 PM ET

TV: NBC

(tape-delayed)

8:30 PM ET

TV: Universal Sports

(re-air)

Sunday, August 18

2:30 PM ET

TV: NBC

(tape-delayed)

8:30 PM ET

TV: Universal Sports

(re-air)

 

 

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