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Tuesday August 13, 2013Florida's Tony McQuay Turns in Career Performance for Silver in Moscow

Moscow, Russia

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Three-time NCAA Champion Tony McQuay captured his first individual medal on the world stage Tuesday, utilizing a personal best 44.40 to claim silver in the menís 400 meters at the 14th IAAF World Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The nine-day meet runs through Sunday, August 18 at Luzhniki Stadium.

 

"I'm very excited (about the race),Ē McQuay said. ďThis is a big stage and my first individual medal (on this level). I came out and executed my race. I stayed humble, I stayed hungry and I listened to my coach before my race. I executed just like he told me to and it worked out great for me.

 

ďWe definitely have to remain hungry and humble, come out here and keep the title up for the 400m USA men,Ē McQuay finished.Ē We're going to finish up the mission in the 4x4 and let everybody know USA is still number 1."

 

McQuay has a silver medal from the 2012 London Olympics after running the third leg for Team USA in the menís 4x400-meter relay. McQuay, along with NCAA Champion Arman Hall (Pembroke Pines, Fla.), will compete in heats for the relay at 11:05 a.m. ET Thursday.

 

Kerron Clement qualified out of his semifinal in the menís 400-meter hurdles with a time of 48.21, finishing third in his semi and fourth overall to advance as the fastest qualifier on time for Thursdayís final at 1:00 p.m. ET.

 

The lone Gator competing Wednesday is 2013 NCAA Champion in the indoor long jump, Marquis Dendy (Middletown, Del.). Dendy made Team USA by virtue of turning in the only A standard mark for the U.S. men in 2013 with his NCAA-winning leap of 8.28m/27-2. The rising junior will participate in the qualification round for the menís long jump at 2:25 a.m. ET and will compete in the second flight.

 

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

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

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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