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Florida head coach Mike Holloway met with the media Monday to recap the weekend's events.

Monday February 10, 2014Watch: Florida Head Coach Mike Holloway's Monday Press Conference

Florida head coach Mike Holloway met with the media Monday to recap the weekend's events.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida track and field head coach Mike Holloway met with the media Monday to recap UF’s weekend of competition, while also previewing a split weekend for the Orange and Blue on the horizon Feb. 14-16.

 

The No. 2 (men)/No.4 (women) Florida track and field squads headed north to Virginia Tech for competition at the Doc Hale VT Elite Meet Feb. 7-8, taking mostly a contingent of field athletes and several sprinters to the invitational at Rector Field House in Blacksburg. The meet was another successful one for the Gators, with multiple event wins, season and personal-best marks.

 

NOTABLES

·         Jayla Bostic (WT: 20.86m/68-5.25), Jared Watkins (PV: 5.20m/17-0.75), Eddie Lovett (60mH: 7.74) and Dedric Dukes (200m: 20.93) all won their respective events in Blacksburg

·         Collaboratively, the Gators walked away from the Doc Hale VT Elite Meet with five career-best performances: Jayla Bostic (WT: 20.86m/68-5.25), Jared Watkins (PV: 5.20m/17-0.75), David Levin (WT: 19.19m/62-11.5), Dedric Dukes (60m: 6.79) and Stipe Zunic (SP: 18.57m/60-11.25)

·         Season-best performances from the Doc Hale VT Elite Meet in­clude: Marquis Dendy (TJ: 14.69m/48-2.5), Dedric Dukes (200m: 20.93) and Ciarra Brewer (LJ: 6.03m/19-9.5)

·         In the SEC, UF holds the top marks in the m800m (Ryan Schnulle: 1:48.05), w3000m (Cory McGee: 9:18.26), m60mH (Eddie Lovett: 7.70), the men’s 4x4 relay (3:04.46), the men’s long jump (Marquis Dendy: 7.87m/25-10) and the women’s triple jump (Ciarra Brewer: 13.55m/44-5.5)

·         The Florida’s men’s 4x4 currently ranks tops in the world (3:04.46) and NCAA, while Brewer’s triple jump (13.55m/44-5.5) leads all NCAA competitors so far this season

 

Next up, the Gators will get their first glimpse of the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium this season when UF visits College Station for the Texas A&M Invitational Feb. 15. The competition will serve as a preview to the facility for Florida, as the Aggies play host to the 2014 SEC Indoor Championships Feb. 27-March 1. The Gators will additionally send their distance corps to the Husky Invite Feb. 14-15 in Seattle, while UF middle-distance runner Cory McGee will compete in New York at the iconic Millrose Games Feb. 15 in the Wanamaker Mile. Florida will also send a relay contingent to the Iowa State Classic in Ames, Iowa, which runs Feb. 14-15.

 

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