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Jayla Bostic finished fifth in the hammer throw for Florida's first points at SEC Outdoors (photo: Cheryl Treworgy)

Thursday May 15, 2014Jayla Bostic Scores Gators' First Points, Brittany Harrell Under Way in Heptathlon at SEC Outdoors

Jayla Bostic finished fifth in the hammer throw for Florida's first points at SEC Outdoors (photo: Cheryl Treworgy)

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Florida junior thrower Jayla Bostic turned in a fifth-place showing in finals of the women’s hammer throw and classmate Brittany Harrell opened up heptathlon competition Thursday to kick off the 2014 SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships for the Gators.

 

Bostic posted a 57.49m/188-7 performance in the hammer for No. 1 Florida’s first four points of the championships, guiding the Orange and Blue to a fifth-place standing  on the women’s side following one event final at the Kentucky Track and Field Complex. Harrell worked her way to sixth place (3,249) in the heptathlon after the first four events, capping the day on a high note with an all-conditions best of 24.92 (+3.1 wind) in the 200m.

 

Harrell will get the day started for the Gators Friday at 1:30 p.m. to finish out the hep with the long jump, javelin and 800m, while defending men’s hammer champion Kyle Strawn and fellow thrower David Levin will compete in prelims and finals of the hammer. Friday running events kick off at 6:15 p.m. for the Gators with men’s and women’s 800m prelims. Florida owns nine SEC outdoor championships, four on the men’s side (’53, ’56, ’87, ’10) and five in women’s action (’92, ’97, ’98, ’03,’09).

 

HOLLOWAY’S TAKE

“I think we had a good day. I was really pleased with Jayla Bostic. Coming in she was ranked ninth (in the SEC), and she finished fifth. Brittany Harrell had a tough day, but she’s a fighter. She fought, fought and she’s sixth going into tomorrow. She has a chance to do really well; she has a very strong day with the long jump, javelin and 800m – two of her best events in the whole heptathlon. We’re going to go back to the hotel, rest her up, get back out here tomorrow and get after it a little bit better than we did today.”

 

2014 SEC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS | THURSDAY RESULTS

HEPTATHLON

6. Brittany Harrell (3,249) -- 407 points back from leader

 

100H: 7th (14.22, +0.4), 947

 

HJ: 3rd, (1.69m/5-6.5), 842

 

SP: 11th (10.55m/34-7.5), 566

 

200m: 3rd (24.92, +3.1), 894 -- all-conditions best

 

 

WOMEN’S HAMMER

5. Jayla Bostic (57.49m/188-7) -- scored Florida’s first four points

 

TEAM STANDINGS

Women

T1. Georgia, 10

T1. LSU, 10

3. Alabama, 6

4. Kentucky, 5

5. Florida, 4

6. Missouri, 3

7. Auburn, 1

 

2014 SEC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS BROADCAST INFORMATION & LIVE RESULTS

SEC Outdoors Central and Meet Schedule

Heat Sheets

Live Results

FREE Live Video Feed (Friday)

ESPN3.com SATURDAY | ESPN3.com SUNDAY

·         ESPN3 will stream the meet live during the following times: Saturday, May 17 (3:40 p.m. ET – 6:50 p.m. ET) and Sunday, May 18 (1:50 p.m. ET – 5:50 p.m. ET)

·         The broadcast talent includes: Dwight Stones (play-by-play), Larry Rawson (analyst) and Lewis Johnson (sideline reporter)

·         The 2014 SEC Outdoor Championships will air as part of a two-hour highlight show on ESPNU on Thursday, May 22, beginning at 8 p.m. ET

 

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PREVIEWING FRIDAY’S GATOR COMPETITORS

FIELD EVENTS

 

1:30PM

HEPTHALON – Harrell

1:30PM

MEN’S HAMMER PRELIM & FINAL – Levin / Strawn

TRACK EVENTS

 

6:15PM

WOMEN’S 800M PRELIM – Greene

6:30PM

MEN’S 800M PRELIM – Obinwa / Arroyo / Schnulle / Lee, Jr.

6:45PM

WOMEN’S 200M PRELIM – Gause / Davis

7:05PM

MEN’S 200M PRELIM – Dukes / Wright / Hall

7:40PM

MEN’S 400M HURDLES PRELIM – Aird

8:05PM

WOMEN’S 10,000M FINAL – Macedo

8:45PM

MEN’S 10,000M FINAL – Garcia / Clemente / Reynolds / Miranda

 

 

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