NCAA Jump King Marquis Dendy Brings Gators First Bowerman Champion

(Photo by Craig Macaluso)

The University of Florida is a national powerhouse in track and field and have had unparalleled success in the jumps with the likes of Christian Taylor, Will Claye, Omar Craddock, but never has a Gator won the prestigious Bowerman Trophy in the awards existence. That was until Thursday night when Marquis Dendy (pictured with female winner Jenna Prandini of Oregon) who has swept the long jump and triple jump at the NCAA indoor and outdoor championships this year, took home the sport's equivalent of the Heisman Trophy. See what he had to say following the win!