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The Gators head west to Eugene Sunday for the NCAA Championships June 11-14

Sunday June 8, 2014Gators Trek West to Eugene Sunday for NCAA Track & Field Championships

The Gators head west to Eugene Sunday for the NCAA Championships June 11-14

EUGENE, Ore. -- On to Eugene! The Florida track and field programs head out west to Eugene, Ore., Sunday for the 2014 NCAA Track and Field Championships at Historic Hayward Field June 11-14.


The Orange and Blue qualified a contingent of 25 student-athletes, 13 men and 12 women, for the capstone event of the outdoor track and field season. The Gators, ranked No. 2 (men) and No. 4 (women) in the USTFCCCA Division I National Computer Rankings, have a fun Ė and full Ė week ahead before competing for the programís seventh and eighth national championships starting Wednesday.


Floridaís six track and field national championships came in the form of a womenís indoor title in 1992, before the menís squad struck for three consecutive indoor championships from 2010-12. UF doubled up indoors and outdoors on the menís side in 2012, bringing home the first outdoor title that year before making it back-to-back championships by tying for the crown in 2013. The Florida women will be aiming for a second national title, their first outdoors, while the men have their sights set on three straight outdoors.


The University of Florida athletics program has two national titles in 2014 so far -- gymnastics and softball, and the track and field squads will look to add to the impressive run, writes Senior Writer Scott Carter.



         Sunday: Travel day and arrival in Eugene with SEC counterparts LSU and Arkansas

         Monday: Practice Day, USTFCCCA All-Region awards announced, meet set up from Senior Writer Scott Carter (@GatorZoneScott)

         Tuesday: Practice Day, Inaugural TrackTown LIVE webcast (Arman Hall, 4:15 p.m. ET), Coach Holloway NCAA Press Conference (6 p.m. ET)

         Wednesday-Saturday: 2014 NCAA Track & Field Championships

o    Declarations and Start Lists

o    NCAA Championships Schedule

o    LIVE results

o    LIVE ESPN Coverage: (6/11 & 6/12 ESPN3 -- 6:55 p.m. ET, 6/13 ESPNU -- 7:30 p.m. ET, 6/14 ESPNU -- 5 p.m. ET)

o    NCAA Championships Meet Central

o    Follow the Gators: Twitter and Facebook | Tim Casey (live photos from NCAAs)

o    2014 Performance Chart | Florida Menís All-Time Top 10 | Florida Womenís All-Time Top 10



         Floridaís five menís track & field national championships since 2010 compose nearly half of the Gatorsí 11 titles since 2010

         The Gators are compiling national championship trophies at an impressive rate since winning their second football national title in 2006. Florida's athletic program has won 15 national titles over that span, adding 11 since the 2009-10 sports calendar

         Florida's 15 national titles since 2006 lead the SEC, and the Gators have won multiple national titles in each of the last five years

         The University of Florida owns 33rd national titles (31 NCAA and 2 AIAW).

         The Gators have won 24 national titles since 1992 when Jeremy Foley took over as UF's athletic director

         Softballís 2014 title on June 3rd became the 13th UF sport to win an NCAA or football national title, a total which stands fourth all-time among the nationís programs and is tops among SEC programs



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