- Tony McQuay
- Riviera Beach, Fla. (Suncoast)
CAREER VICTORIES: 24
200m: 20.61, 2011 SEC Indoor Championships, Athens, Ga.
400m: 45.21, 2011 SEC Indoor Championships, Atlanta, Ga.
100m: 10.57, 2010 UCF Invitational, Orlando, Fla.
200m: 20.60, 2012 Tom Jones Memorial Classic, Gainesville, Fla.
400m: 44.58, 2012 NCAA Championships, Des Moines, Iowa
CAREER HONORS: (Three-time NCAA Individual Champion; 11-time All-American; Five-time SEC Champion; Five-time All-SEC); 2012 NCAA Outdoor Champion (400m, 4x400m), 2012 NCAA Indoor Champion (400m); 2012 Outdoor All-American (400m, 4x400m Relay), 2012 Indoor All-American (400m), 2011 Outdoor All-American (400m, 4x400m Relay), 2011 Indoor All-American (400m), 2010 Outdoor All-American (400m, 4x400m), 2010 Indoor All-American (200m, 400m, 4x400m) … 2012 SEC Outdoor Champion (400m, 4x400m), 2011 SEC Indoor Champion (200m), 2010 SEC Outdoor Champion (4x400m), 2010 SEC Indoor Champion (4x400m) … 2011 USA Champion (400m)
2012 AS A JUNIOR: Won the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championship in the men’s 400m with an NCAA-leading, personal best and school-record 44.58, earning the first 400-meter title outdoors in Florida school history and just the seventh men’s 400m-meter NCAA Outdoor Championships title in Southeastern Conference history … Ran the anchor leg on the NCAA Champion men’s 4x400-meter relay, torching the track in a world-leading 3:00.02, clinching the first-ever NCAA Outdoor Championship for the Florida men and earning the first 4x400-meter relay crown outdoors in program history … 2012 SEC Champion in both the men’s 400m and the men’s 4x400-meter relay … Two-time SEC Men’s Runner of the Week as a member of the both the men’s 4x100 and men’s 4x400 … Set a facility record, a national best and a season best in the men’s 400m at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a time of 45.77, earning his first individual NCAA Championship, becoming the first UF Champion in the men’s 400m indoors since Kerron Clement clocked the world record of 44.57 in 2005 … Earned 11 victories throughout the 2012 season.
2011 AS A SOPHOMORE: Won the U.S. Championship in the men’s 400m with a time of 44.68, good for then-fourth all-time at Florida and earning him a spot on the U.S. World Championship team … Runner-up in NCAA Outdoor 400m and seventh indoors to earn First Team All-America honors in both … Ran anchor on NCAA Outdoor 4x400m relay team that finished sixth … SEC Indoor Champion in the 200m, running a personal-best 20.61 … Finished second at the SEC Outdoor Championships in the 400m with a time of 45.87 … Captured the Virginia Tech Elite Meet 400m title with a time of 47.11.
2010 AS A FRESHMAN: Placed third at the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 400-meter dash, recording the third-fastest time in school history at 45.74 … Earned three All-America honors at the NCAA Indoor Championships, placing third in the 400m, eighth in the 200m and running the second leg of the fourth-place 4x400-meter relay squad … SEC Champion both indoors and outdoors as he ran the opening leg of the 4x400-meter relay at the SEC Outdoor Championships (3:02.69) and SEC Indoor (3:05.53) Championships … Helped capture the 2010 Penn Relays 4x400-meter relay title with a time of 3:05.40 … Member of the 4x400-meter relay team that had four victories in the 2010 indoor season … Took home a title in his first collegiate competition, running the opening leg of the 4x400-meter relay for a time of 3:06.40 at the Kentucky Track & Field Invitational.
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Coached by Carnell Coleman… Participated in the 100-meter, 200-meter, and 400-meter dashes … Won the FHSAA state championship in the 400m as a senior, earning his county’s MVP honors … Broke his school’s 200-meter record with a time of 21.53 (previous record-holder was Devin Hester of the Chicago Bears) and broke the 400-meter record with a time of 46.84 (previous record-holder was DaJoun Morgan of the Kansas City Chiefs) … Personal bests include: 100m (10.73), 200m (21.53), 400m (46.84) … Played on Suncoast High’s football team, on which he was named most outstanding receiver, most improved defensive back, and best all around player.