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Monday August 12, 2013McQuay Makes 400 Final on Third Day of World Championships

Moscow, Russia

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2012 Olympic silver medalist and three-time NCAA Champion Tony McQuay advanced to the finals of the menís 400 meters at the 14th IAAF World Outdoor Track & Field Championships Monday. The nine-day meet runs through Sunday, August 18 at Luzhniki Stadium.

 

McQuay easily advanced out of his semifinal in a seasonís best 44.66 to solidify his spot in Tuesdayís final at 1:05 p.m. ET.

 

NCAA Champion and two-time USTFCCCA All-American Arman Hall (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) was fifth in his semifinal in 45.54 but was unable to capture a place in the finals. Hall and McQuay will both represent the United States in the menís 4x400-meter relay later in the week.

 

ďIt feels great to have even made this team and get the opportunity to represent my country,Ē Hall said. ďItís an honor to represent my family and the University of Florida here at Worlds. To be honest, I wish I could have made it to the final. I know Iím only 19 years old but I can be successful at this level and I wish I could have shown that here. Iím just going to go back to Gainesville, train harder, see what I can do more of and just continue to get better.Ē

 

Novlene Williams-Mills competed in the finals of the womenís 400 meters, finishing eighth with a time of 51.49. Williams-Mills will participate in the heats of the womenís 4x400-meter relay later in the week.

 

Kerron Clement qualified out of his heat in the menís 400-meter hurdles with a time of 49.43, finishing second in his heat and sixth overall to automatically qualify for Tuesdayís semifinal at 11:40 a.m. ET.

 

Ugonna Ndu (Newark, N.J.) competed in her first World Championships, crossing in 57.27 in the womenís 400-meter hurdles. Ndu recently finished her career at Florida as a seven-time USTFCCCA All-American and school record-holder in the womenís 400-meter hurdles, turning in a time of 56.12 at the SEC Outdoor Championships.

 

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

Tuesday, August 13

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

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)

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

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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