Two 4x4 school records, including the second-fastest 4x4 in collegiate history on the men's side, two world-leading marks and plenty of PRs and season-best performances capped off a fantastic edition of the Pepsi Florida Relays Saturday night for the University of Florida Gators at Percy Beard Track in Gainesville, where over 4,000 track and field fans filled the stands throughout the span of the three-day event. (via www.gatorzone.com)
Daniel junior Sinead Haughey placed fifth in the 3,200-meter run at the Pepsi Florida Relays in Gainesville, Fla. with a time of 11 minutes, 00.96 seconds. Haughey talks about the meet and rest of the season.
Three new national leaders were produced in Saturday's high school events in Gainesville. Kentrell Sanders set the new national mark-to-beat in the triple jump, where he soared over 50 feet multiple times. Miami Southridge had a huge win in the 4x400 in 3:42. And the boys from Charlotte High bettered their own US #1 mark in the 4x800 with a time of 7:46.... that race saw 6 teams under the 8-minute mark, including also the US #2 time from Gonzaga (DC). That and more inside...
Here are the high school highlights from day one of the Relays! The big Florida stars of the meet include Octavious Freeman, Kayla Parker, Shelby Hayes, Kathryn Fluehr, Ebony Rose, Novian Middleton, Justin Osking, Isaiah Smith, and Ryan Lankford. Check out the complete wrap-up! Complete results from Friday are posted. Don't forget the live webcast on Saturday and plenty of photos to come after the meet!
Atlee junior Chris Pillow cleared a personal best height of 14'6" today at the Florida Relays in Gainesville. Pillow, a third place finisher at the AAA State Indoor Championships and Central Region runner-up, had been previously been stuck at 14 feet as his all-time best. In his five previous major meets stretching back into December at a CNU indoor meet to up until his outdoor opener last week at Harrisonburg High School, Pillow had been consistent in clearing 14 feet but nothing higher. Pillow's breakthrough height down in Florida gained him a third place finish against many of the top vaulters from the Sunshine State and moves him closer to the top three vaulters currently in Group AAA in Eric Zwarycz of Mills Godwin, Matt Hazelgren of Stafford, and Matt Hoogland of Lake Braddock. All of which are seniors and not returning in 2011 like Pillow. Pillow's Atlee High School teammate Cameron Overstreet with her 12'0" personal best will be vaulting tomorrow in the girls' competition.
Robert "Doctor Bob" Cooke will be broadcasting live tonight, Friday April 2, from Gainesville starting at 6:30PM with the high school distance events. The feed will pick back up Saturday morning at 8:30AM for a long day of great events. Live Results are available in addition to the webcast.
Chelsey Sveinsson ripped a 10:07.15 going solo,while Craig Lutz was pushed to a 8:58.71. Photos by Alex Aldaco.
More photos by Sherri Enders...
In consecutive weeks we have the two biggest meets of the regular season calendar in Florida! After an awesome FSU Relays, it's time for rival University of Florida to put on their own show with their 66th running of the Pepsi Florida Relays! We have on-site coverage and will get you all of results and updates as they happen. There has been a small change in the schedule of Friday night's distance carnival that UF has asked me to make everyone aware of. Meet Coverage Index | Live Results (starting Friday)