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The Gators wrapped up the Rod McCravy with seven event victories and two meet records.

Saturday January 25, 2014Balanced Effort Leads Gators to Successful Outing at Rod McCravy Memorial Invite

The Gators wrapped up the Rod McCravy with seven event victories and two meet records.

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Seven event victories and two meet records closed competition for the Orange and Blue at the Rod McCravy Memorial – USTFCCCA’s Division I National Meet of the Week – in Lexington Saturday. Junior Ciarra Brewer jumped her way to a meet record and season-best mark (13.33/43-9) in the triple jump, while the men’s 4x4 relay claimed a new meet record in the final event of the invitational (3:07.20) at Nutter Field House.

 

Notable performances across the board led to a successful outing for the USTFCCCA No. 2 (men) and No. 3 (women) Gators throughout the span of the weekend, including several season-best marks and record-book worthy performances in sprint action, highlighted by sophomore Arman Hall’s 400m (45.84) performance, while the Gator middle-distance and distance crew represented in both the M800m and W3000m events with victories in each from seniors Sean Obinwa and Cory McGee, respectively.

 

Next up, Florida will hit the road for Fayetteville, Ark., for competition at the Razorback Invitational Jan. 31-Feb. 1 at the Randal Tyson Track Center.

 

ROD MCCRAVY FLORIDA EVENT WINS

Women’s Weight Throw: Jayla Bostic (20.46m/67-1.5)

Women’s Triple Jump: Ciarra Brewer (13.33/43-9) – Rod McCravy Meet Record

Men’s 60mH: Eddie Lovett (7.70)

Men’s 400m: Arman Hall (45.84)

Men’s 800m: Sean Obinwa (1:48.20)

Women’s 3000m: Cory McGee (9:18.26)

Men’s 4x400 Relay: N. Uruburu, H. Graham, Jr., R. Schnulle, A. Hall (3:07.20) – Rod McCravy Meet Record

 

NOTABLES

·         Junior Ciarra Brewer jumped the second-best mark in the nation (pending weekend results) in the triple jump (13.33/43-9) with a season-best mark and new meet record in the event

·         Freshman hurdler Skylar Ross-Ransom went a personal best 8.37 in finals of the 60m hurdles, the fourth-fastest mark in the Gators’ indoor almanac

·         In men’s 60mH action, senior Eddie Lovett (7.70), freshman Yanick Hart (8.05) & sophomore Moriel Pitt (7.96) all went season-best marks in Saturday finals

·         Sophomores Shayla Sanders (7.34), Kyra Jefferson (7.34) and Destinee Gause (7.40 prelims) all clocked  bests in the 60m dash Saturday, Sanders and Jefferson in finals of the event and Gause in prelims

·         Sophomore Arman Hall (45.84) and freshman Nick Uruburu (47.66) both went bests in the men’s 400m, as Hall’s first-place performance served as the seventh-fastest time in Florida history and the second-fastest in the nation so far this year

·         In the men’s 800m, sophomore Ryan Schnulle (1:49.13) and freshman Andres Arroyo (1:49.22) both clocked all-time top-10 marks for the Gators, Schnulle the eighth-fastest and Arroyo right behind with the ninth-fastest mark in the event in gator history

·         Freshman middle-distance runner Donnie Lee, Jr. went 1:51.03 in his first collegiate 800m race

·         Junior Stipe Zunic threw his way into the Florida record books with a fourth-place finish at the Rod McCravy in the men’s shot put (18.49m/60-8), eighth all-time

·         Florida freshman distance runner Rebekah Greene made quite the impression in the 3000m, finishing in 9:18.44 on the heels of senior Cory McGee with the fifth-fastest time in school history in her first Gator outing

·         Uruburu, junior Hugh Graham, Jr., Schnulle and Hall composed UF’s men’s 4x4, which wrapped up the Gators’ competition at the Rod McCravy with a new meet record 3:07.20 in the final event

 

HOLLOWAY’S TAKE

“I’m very pleased with today and I think we got better in a lot of areas. Eddie (Lovett) and (Moriel) Pitt were great in the hurdles and all of the women’s 60m runners did well, setting season bests – Skylar (Ross-Ransom) had a new collegiate best as well. Arman (Hall) had a big run with the second-fastest collegiate mark and a new PR in the 400m. I was really proud of the men’s 800m runners – I challenged them last night, after we didn’t have such a great DMR, to trust our training and they really stepped up to the plate today. Cory (McGee), Rebekah (Greene) and Taylor (Tubbs) all did a phenomenal job in the 3000m. Ci Ci (Ciarra Brewer) had the second-best triple jump in the country and any time you can run a 3:07.20 in the men’s 4x4 without Najee Glass and Dedric Dukes, you’re having yourself a good start. We take this for what it is, knowing we did a great job this weekend, but we’ll get back to Gainesville and get back to work because we have bigger fish to fry down the line.”

 

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FRIDAY SATURDAY RESULTS

W60mH: WHITE – 3. Skylar Ross-Ransom (8.37 | 8.48pre), 10. Brittany Harrell (8.88)

 

M60mH: BLUE 1. Eddie Lovett (7.70 | 7.71pre), 8. Yanick Hart (8.05 | 8.06pre)  WHITE – 2. Moriel Pitt (7.96 | 8.02pre)  

 

W60m: BLUE – 4. Shayla Sanders (7.34 | 7.37pre), 5. Destinee Gause (7.41 | 7.40pre)  WHITE 2. Kyra Jefferson (7.34 | 7.35pre), 7pre. Darshay Davis (7.63pre)

 

M60m: BLUE 4. Antwan Wright (6.70 | 6.71pre), 8. Marquis Dendy (6.92 | 6.95pre)

 

WMile: 2. Agata Strausa (4:44.73), 19. Stephanie Strasser (4:59.13)

 

WTJ: 1. Ciarra Brewer (13.33/43-9), 4. Gissell Warner (12.44/40-9.75)

 

W400m: 2. Ebony Eutsey (52.76), 16. Loreal Curtis (56.45)

 

M400m: 1. Arman Hall (45.84), 3. Hugh Graham, Jr. (46.58), 8. Nick Uruburu (47.66)

 

M800m: 1. Sean Obinwa (1:48.20), 5. Ryan Schnulle (1:49.13), 6. Andres Arroyo (1:49.22), 9. Donnie Lee, Jr. (1:51.03)

 

W3000m: 1. McGee (9:18.26), 2. Greene (9:18.44), 7. Tubbs (9:31.34)

 

MSP: 4. Stipe Zunic (18.49m/60-8)

 

M4x400 Relay: 1. N. Uruburu, H. Graham, Jr., R. Schnulle, A. Hall (3:07.20)

 

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