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Fawn Miller is the 2014 SEC javelin throw champion. The final day of SEC Outdoors kicks off Sunday in Lexington.

Saturday May 17, 2014Fawn Miller Captures SEC Javelin Title Saturday, Gators Set Sights on Championship Finals Sunday

Fawn Miller is the 2014 SEC javelin throw champion. The final day of SEC Outdoors kicks off Sunday in Lexington.

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Florida junior thrower Fawn Miller used a PR, the second-best performance in school history and a new SEC Meet Record of 57.10m/187-4 to capture the SEC javelin title Saturday on the third day of the 2014 SEC Outdoor Championships at the Kentucky Track and Field Complex.

 

Sophomore Marija Vucenovic joined Miller, now a two-time javelin champ and the NCAA leader, on the podium with a runner-up finish in the event (54.51m/178-10), sophomore Robin Reynolds was the SEC runner-up in the long jump (6.36m/20-10.5) and junior Taylor Burke tied for third in the high jump (1.77m/5-9.75) as the Gator women’s squad moved into fourth place (39.5 points) with nine events scored entering the final day of SEC outdoor competition. The UF men are tied for sixth in the team race (11 points) heading into Sunday competition after six events.

 

A total of 23 Gator finals events will be contested tomorrow between UF’s men and women. Florida qualified 19 athletes, 10 men and nine women, for finals following all preliminary races, while eight athletes will run the 5K final and another eight will compete in field events on the final day of the SEC Outdoor Championships. All relays will additionally be contested Sunday as the 2014 league champions will be crowned. 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’m very proud of Fawn (Miller) for being SEC Champion in the javelin and very proud of both Marija (Vucenovic) and Robin (Reynolds) for being SEC runners up, Marija in the javelin, Robin in the long jump; for Robin, this was her first SEC Championships in the long jump. Taylor (Burke) is always one of our top competitors in terms of consistency, always in the top three to four at this meet; I know she wanted to jump better than she did in the high jump, but we’ll do that next time out. I thought we did a great job of qualifying today. I questioned our focus and passion the first two days, but I think we overcame that and set ourselves up for a great competition tomorrow. Right now, we’ll get back to the hotel, get rested and come out here tomorrow and do what we do best – compete our hearts out.”

 

FAWN MILLER – 2014 SEC JAVELIN CHAMPION

On her win and how it felt to have teammate Marija Vucenovic in second:

“Warming up I felt great. Going into the finals, I knew I had a lot more left in me and I was ready to let one go. It was awesome (to have teammate Marija Vucenovic second), especially when we cheer each other on. We’re so competitive and that competitiveness just pushes both of us to throw even further. ”

 

On her PR and what she’ll do to prepare for NCAAs:

“It was a huge mark, I couldn’t be more excited. I’m going to continue to do the same thing; I know I have some more in me. I’m going to get my approach down, because I struggled a little bit today, so I’m excited.”  

 

SATURDAY NOTABLES

·         After winning the 2011 javelin title, junior Fawn Miller grabbed her second league crown in the event with a PR throw of 57.10m/187-4 Saturday, a new SEC meet record, the No. 2 time in the Florida record book and good for the NCAA lead, pending other league championships this weekend

·         With Fawn’s javelin title, a Florida athlete has now won six of the last seven SEC javelin titles

·         The Gators went one-two in the javelin as Marija Vucenovic finished second (54.51m/178-10) to give UF a crucial 18 points in the team race

·         Junior hurdler Bridgette Owens clocked a PR of 12.84 (+2.0 wind) to notch the top seed heading into Sunday finals of the event

·         All three women’s 1500m runners, all three men’s 400m & 100m runners return to finals, while three of four Gator women’s 400m runners will compete in finals of the event Sunday

·         Freshman Nick Uruburu ran a PR to qualify for finals of the 400m with his 46.57, while junior Dedric Dukes put up an all-conditions PR (10.24, +2.1) in the 100m as the third-fastest qualifier

·         Junior Robin Reynolds double-dipped on Saturday, tying her PR in finals of the long jump (6.36m/20-10.5) to finish as the SEC runner-up in the event before turning to the track and running the second-fastest qualifying mark in heats of the 400m (52.47)

 

2014 GATOR SEC CHAMPIONS

Women’s Javelin Throw: Fawn Miller (57.10m/187-4) | PR  | SEC Meet Record | No. 2 all-time at UF | NCAA leader

 

2014 SEC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS | SATURDAY RESULTS

PREVIEWING SATURDAY GATOR COMPETITORS

FIELD EVENTS

 

WOMEN’S LONG JUMP

2. Robin Reynolds (6.36m/20-10.5, -0.1) | ties PR

WOMEN’S JAVELIN

1. Fawn Miller (57.10m/187-4), PR  | SEC Meet Record | No. 2 all-time at UF | NCAA leader, 2. Marija Vucenovic (54.51m/178-10)

WOMEN’S HIGH JUMP

T3. Taylor Burke (1.77m/5-9.75)

MEN’S LONG JUMP

10. Marquis Dendy (7.50m/24-7.25)

 

 

TRACK EVENTS

 

WOMEN’S 1500M PRELIM

3. Agata Strausa (4:21.24), 7. Cory McGee (4:21.76), 10. Becky Greene (4:22.75)  | all three Gators qualify for finals

WOMEN’S 100H PRELIM

1. Bridgette Owens (12.84, +2.0) | PR | qualifies for finals, 17. Tyjah Eady (14.12, +0.7)

MEN’S 110H PRELIM

2. Eddie Lovett (13.46, +1.8) | qualifies for finals, 11. Moriel Pitt (14.16, +1.8) | ties PR

WOMEN’S 400M PRELIM

2. Robin Reynolds (52.47) | qualifies for finals, 4. Destinee Gause (53.18) | qualifies for finals, 8. Ebony Eutsey (53.42) | qualifies for finals, 20. Loreal Curtis (55.98)

MEN’S 400M PRELIM

5. Graham, Jr. (46.29), 6. Najee Glass (46.35), 8. Nick Uruburu (46.57) | PR -- all three Gators qualify for finals

WOMEN’S 100M PRELIM

5. Shayla Sanders (11.40, +3.3) | qualifies for finals, 18. Darshay Davis (11.71, +3.3)

MEN’S 100M PRELIM

3. Dedric Dukes (10.24, +2.1) | all-conditions PR, 5. Antwan Wright (10.27, +0.5) -- both Gators on to finals

MEN’S STEEPLECHASE FINAL

13. Mark Mutz (9:31.09)

 

TEAM STANDINGS THROUGH DAY THREE  

Women

1. Arkansas, 77

2. Georgia, 54.5

3. Missouri, 51

4. FLORIDA, 39.5

5. LSU, 29.5

6. Mississippi State

7. Auburn, 14

8. South Carolina, 13.5

9. Kentucky, 13

T10. Texas A&M, 11

T10. Vanderbilt, 11

12. Alabama, 10

13. Tennessee, 6

14. Ole Miss, 3

 

Men

1. Georgia, 52

2. Arkansas, 51

3. Alabama, 29

4. Texas A&M, 25

5. Kentucky, 21

T6. FLORIDA, 11

T6. Ole Miss, 11

8. Auburn, 10

9. LSU, 6

T10. Missouri, 5

T10. South Carolina, 5

T10. Tennessee, 5

13. Mississippi State, 3

 

2014 SEC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS BROADCAST INFORMATION & LIVE RESULTS

SEC Outdoors Central and Meet Schedule

Heat Sheets

Live Results

ESPN3.com SUNDAY

·         ESPN3 will stream the final day of the 2014 SEC Championship live Sunday, May 18, from 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 SUNDAY’S GATOR COMPETITORS

FIELD EVENTS

 

11:00AM

MEN’S JAVELIN PRELIM & FINAL – Zunic

12:00PM

WOMEN’S TRIPLE JUMP PRELIM & FINAL – Brewer / Warner

1:30PM

MEN’S SHOT PUT PRELIM & FINAL – Zunic

2:00PM

MEN’S POLE VAULT FINAL – Watkins / Amodio

3:00PM

MEN’S TRIPLE JUMP FINAL – Dendy

3:00PM

WOMEN’S DISCUS PRELIM & FINAL – Laska

TRACK EVENTS

 

2:00PM

WOMEN’S 4X100M FINAL – Reynolds-Sanders-Gause-Eutsey

2:10PM

MEN’S 4X100M FINAL – Wright-Graham, Jr.-Hall-Dukes

2:20PM

WOMEN’S 1500M FINAL – McGee / Strausa / Greene

2:40PM

WOMEN’S 100M HURDLES FINAL– Owens

2:50PM

MEN’S 110M HURDLES FINAL– Lovett

3:00PM

WOMEN’S 400M FINAL– Reynolds / Eutsey / Gause /

3:10PM

MEN’S 400M FINAL– Graham, Jr. / Glass / Uruburu

3:20PM

WOMEN’S 100M FINAL – Sanders

3:30PM

MEN’S 100M FINAL– Wright / Dukes

3:40PM

WOMEN’S 800M FINAL – Greene

3:50PM

MEN’S 800M FINAL – Schnulle / Obinwa

4:10PM

MEN’S 400M HURDLES FINAL – Aird

4:30PM

MEN’S 200M FINAL – Dukes

4:40PM

WOMEN’S 5000M FINAL – Strausa / Macedo / McGee

5:00PM

MEN’S 5000M FINAL – Reynolds / Miranda / Mutz / Clemente / Garcia

5:25PM

WOMEN’S 4X400M FINAL – Reynolds-Gause-Curtis-Eutsey

5:35PM

MEN’S 4X400M FINAL – Glass-Graham, Jr.-Dukes-Hall-Uruburu

 

 

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