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Florida will compete Jan. 24-25 at the Rod McCravy Memorial in Lexington, Ky.

Thursday January 23, 2014Gators Prepped for Elite Competition at Rod McCravy Memorial Jan. 24-25 in Lexington

Florida will compete Jan. 24-25 at the Rod McCravy Memorial in Lexington, Ky.

Following a stellar start to the 2014 indoor season two weeks ago at the UAB Blazer Invitational Jan. 10-11, the Gators will swing back into action Jan. 24-25 at the ultra-competitive Rod McCravy Memorial, hosted this weekend by the University of Kentucky at Nutter Field House. Tabbed USTFCCCA’s Division I National Meet of the Week, the Gators will be among an elite contingent of programs competing in Lexington.

 

Of the 14 teams participating at this weekend’s invitational, six are ranked inside the national top-25 (both men’s and women’s) including No. 3 Oregon men, No. 4 and defending NCAA Indoor Champion Oregon women, defending NCAA Outdoor Co-Champion and 2013 NCAA Indoor runner-up and No. 2 Florida men, No. 3 Florida women and No. 24 Alabama women, in addition to the No. 6 UK women’s team. Missouri, Tennessee, Virginia, Ohio State, Baylor, Miami (FL) and Illinois are also scheduled to compete.

 

Heading into the Rod McCravy Memorial, Gators Cory McGee (800m; 2:07.47) and Robin Reynolds (LJ; 6.38m/20-11.25) pace the Southeastern Conference in their respective events, while Reynolds is tops in the nation through the first portion of the indoor season in the long jump.

 

This weekend’s competition kicks off in Lexington with multi-events Friday at 10 a.m. (ET) with running events starting at 3:30 and culminating with the men’s and women’s distance medley relays at 7:55 and 8:10 p.m. respectively. Saturday action will commence at 10 a.m. (ET).

 

ROD MCCRAVY MEMORIAL INFORMATION

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Competition Dates: Jan. 24-25 | Nutter Field House

Admission: Admission to the weekend’s meet is free to the public. Parking will be available in the C-6 lot adjacent to Commonwealth Stadium on Friday and Saturday

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UF hits the road for Lexington after a weekend where a select few UF athletes competed at the Jimmy Carnes Invitational in Gainesville. The Florida men’s pole vaulting corps highlighted the Gators’ performers at the Jimmy Carnes as Jared Watkins, Anthony Amodio and Kyle Mailloux swept first through third in the event, Watkins improving upon his mark from the Blazer Invite.

 

RECAPPING THE SEASON-OPENING UAB BLAZER INVITE

Video Recap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQEnf1WuRZY

The USTFCCCA Preseason No. 2 (men) and No. 3 (women) Gators jumped out to a stellar indoor start at the UAB Invitational Jan. 10-11 at the Birmingham Crossplex. Florida departed the Blazer Invite with 13 event victories, 10 meet records, two complex records, eight UF top-10 all-time performances, and several of the top marks in the country so far this season from UF’s track and field student-athletes. On the women’s side, the Gators claimed the triple jump (Warner), weight throw (J. Bostic), long jump (R. Reynolds), high jump (T. Burke), 60mH (B. Owens), 60m (D. Gause), 800m (C. McGee), 200m (E. Eutsey) & 4x4 relay (R. Reynolds, D. Gause, K. Jefferson, E. Eutsey) titles, while the Florida men earned event victories in the 60mH (E. Lovett), 60m (H. Graham, Jr./A. Wright), 200m (A. Hall) & 4x4 relay (N. Glass, H. Graham, Jr., N. Uruburu, A. Hall) at UF’s season-opening meet.

 

 

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