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Gators' Kyle Strawn won the men's hammer throw at Texas Relays Thursday

Thursday March 27, 2014Strawn, Harrell Highlight Second Day of Texas Relays for Gator Track & Field

Gators' Kyle Strawn won the men's hammer throw at Texas Relays Thursday

AUSTIN, Texas -- Florida junior thrower Kyle Strawn put on show Thursday at the Texas Relays, capturing the men’s hammer throw title with a 66.55m/218-4 effort on his second attempt to take home top honors and preview what’s to come for the Orange and Blue this weekend as action at the 2014 Texas Relays continued at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin.

 

Strawn wasn’t alone, as junior women’s athlete Brittany Harrell highlighted the afternoon on the women’s side with her third-place finish in the heptathlon (5,620). The 2014 indoor pentathlon All-American won the 800m (2:15.38) and turned in a second-place finish and PR in the long jump (6.07m/19-11).

 

In 400mH action, sophomore Gabriel Aird clocked a PR in prelims of the 400mH (52.97), while fellow sophomore Tyler Osorio competed in the first 400mH race of his Gator career, crossing the finish line in 55.56.

 

In the men’s pole vault, sophomore Jared Watkins notched a 5.05m/16-6.75, topping his previous best from the 2013 Tom Jones Memorial to wrap up the second day of action at the Texas Relays. Gator throwers Jayla Bostic (52.52m/172-4) and David Levin (59.90m/196-6) rounded out Florida’s day two competitors in the hammer throw, Levin 11th in the field and Bostic 18th in the women’s hammer.

 

The Gators go back to work in Austin Friday at 10:30 a.m. (ET), while the contingent of Gators at the UNF Spring Break Invite and Raleigh Relays  get started on weekend competition. For updates on all the action, keep up with the Gators several different ways:

 

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Heptathlon: 3. Brittany Harrell (5,620)

·         100mH: 14.03 (+2.6) (974)

·         HJ: 1.66m/5-5.25 (806)

·         SP: 11.32m/37-1.75 (616)

·         200m: 25.07 (+3.8) (880)

·         LJ: 6.07m/19-11 (871) -- PR

·         JT: 35.76m/117-4 (586)

·         800m: 2:15.38 (887)

 

WHT: 18. Jayla Bostic (52.52m/172-4)

 

M400mH: 17. Gabriel Aird (52.97 -- PR); 51. Tyler Osorio (55.56)

 

MHT: 1. Kyle Strawn (66.55m/218-4); 11. David Levin (59.90m/196-6)

 

MPV: 9. Jared Watkins (5.05m/16-6.75) -- PR

 

TEXAS RELAYS MEET INFORMATION – sprint group & hurdlers

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Competition Dates: March 26-29 | Mike A. Myers Stadium | Austin, Texas

 

UNF INVITE MEET INFORMATION – field, distance & hurdler groups

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Competition Dates: March 28-29 | Hodges Stadium Track & Field facility | Jacksonville, Fla.

 

ADIDAS RALEIGH RELAYS MEET INFORMATION -- distance (12 Gator athletes)

Raleigh Relays Central

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Competition Dates: March 28-29 | Paul Derr Track & Field facility | Raleigh, N.C.

 

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