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Grant W Holloway Wins NCAA 60mH Title! Nolan Jez Mar 11, 2017

In his first NCAA Championship race ever, Florida frosh Grant Holloway showed us once again why his middle initial is "W". He took home the win in a monstrous 7.58 to run away with the title over tough competition. That performance equaled the facility record for the Texas A&M arena.

Holloway Gives Thanks, Touches Hearts with Hall of Fame Speech Todd Grasley Dec 15, 2016

True to his character, Mike Holloway used his USTFCCCA Coaches Hall of Fame induction speech to celebrate everyone who helped and supported him throughout his legendary career, and warmed everyone's hearts with his recollection of an emotional moment he and his mother shared over 40 years ago. (via Florida Gators)

Creekside's Clark First C/O 2017 Commitment, Keeps Gator Tradition Alive Todd Grasley Sep 13, 2016

Creekside senior Matthew Clark becomes the first commitment for the class of 2017 after announcing he will follow in his older brother Jimmy's footsteps, and compete for the University of Florida. Clark, who was 5th at the 3A Cross Country Finals owns personal bests of 4:28.04 (1,600m), 9:17.58 (3,200m), and 15:49.60 for 5k. We caught up with Clark to talk about his decision, and his goals for the upcoming season as an individual and for his 2015 3A Cross Country Finals state champion Creekside team.

Saturday Olympic Recap: Men's Relay Struggles End With 4x4 Gold Billy Simpson Aug 20, 2016

After the US men faced disappointment in the 4x100m relay when a DQ took away their bronze medal, this 4x400m became even more important. Add in the fact that in the last Olympics the US men only took home silver when they were usually perennial god medalists in the event and that they were fighting with rival Jamaica, this race held a lot of significance. 

Road To Rio: Palm Beach Lakes Alum Eddie Lovett Ready To Make His Mark On 110 Hurdles Todd Grasley Aug 14, 2016

Palm Beach Lakes class of 2010 alumni Eddie Lovett was a part of two high school 110m hurdles championship, and while at Florida racked up an indoor title in 2013, two runner-up finishes outdoor in 2013 and 2014, and was a member of four national championship teams (2 indoor, 2 outdoor). We caught up with Lovett in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil where he will be competing in the 110m hurdles for the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Road To Rio: Former Colonial Grenadier, Florida Gator Andres Arroyo To Compete For Puerto Rico Todd Grasley Aug 10, 2016

Andres Arroyo idolized Roberto Clemente as a kid growing up. Like Clemente, the former Colonial Grenadier, dreamed of roaming the outfield in baseball's major leagues. As he entered high school, those dreams changed and track and field called his name. Now, at the University of Florida, Arroyo will compete in his first Olympic Games in the 800m, and represent his birthplace of Puerto Rico. We caught up with him to talk about his road to Rio, the Olympic Games, and much more.

Claye, Taylor Nab Second Consecutive Olympic Team Berths; Lyles Breaks American Junior Record Todd Grasley Jul 9, 2016

For the second consecutive United States Track and Field Olympic Trials, Gator triple jumpers Will Claye and Christian Taylor were the top two finishers and secured spots on Team USA for the Summer Olympics. Not to be overshadowed by the veterans, incoming freshman Noah Lyles broke 31-year-old American junior and national high school records to take fourth in the men's 200 meter final. (via Florida Gators)

Road To Eugene Shakes Up Mens NCAA DI Rankings Todd Grasley May 31, 2016

With the NCAA Preliminary Rounds in the books and Hayward Field coming into focus, the National Team Computer Rankings pegged Texas A&M as the overwhelming favorite to capture its fourth championship in seven years with the Florida Gators battling Oregon, LSU, and Arkansas for the runner-up spot.

Dillon Continues Charlotte Tradition Saying Gators Are Best Fit Todd Grasley May 24, 2016

Charlotte senior Marshall Dillon who boasts personal bests of 1:54.28 (800m), 4:16.18 (1,600m), and 15:54.20 (XC) has followed in the footsteps of former Tarpon teammates Tyler Cardillo and Ryan Schnulle and selected the University of Florida to continue his college running career. We caught up with Dillon to talk about the decision and his postseason plans before he heads off to Gainesville.

Alumni Report: Shayla Sanders Ties UF 100m School Record 11.13 Todd Grasley Mar 30, 2016

Former Boyd Anderson sprinter Shayla Sanders tied a 24 year old UF 100m school record when she ran 11.13 at the Power Conference Cardinal & Gold Challenge in Los Angeles, California. Later that day she clocked an NCAA wind legal leading 200m time of 22.77. See how other Florida alumni fared in collegiate competition around the country for the week of 3/21- 3/27/2016.

Workout Wednesday: Omar Craddock's Triple Jump Training Prep For USA & World Indoors Todd Grasley Mar 16, 2016

Former Florida Gator, NCAA Champion,and current Adidas professional Omar Craddock finished second at the USA Indoor Championships in Portland this past weekend with a mark of 16.96m (55-7¾ ). Craddock is predicted to make the medal stand at the World Indoor Championships also in Portland which start on Thursday and run through the weekend. We caught up with him to find out his preparation over the last two weeks for USA's and Worlds.

Florida Gator Alum Mark Parrish To Compete For Team USA At Great Edinburgh Cross Country International Challenge Todd Grasley Jan 7, 2016

After graduating this year from the University of Florida, Mark Parrish didn't stop running. The former Chamberlain High School standout who went onto make a name for himself in the orange and blue has been training on the Clermont hills while working at nearby Lockheed Martin and recently was selected as a member of Team USA (senior) at the Great Edinburgh Cross Country International Challenge in Scotland.

Following Her Brother's Path, Chamberlain's Maggie Parrish Picks UF Isabel Hanewicz Dec 18, 2015

Chamberlain standout and UF commit Maggie Parrish grew up surrounded by success. The senior, one of the most successful female distance runner Chamberlain has ever seen, grew up watching older brother Mark Parrish excel in his running career at both Chamberlain and UF. Mark, a UF grad, holds three UF school records and All-American status in the 3000m steeplechase.

NCAA Jump King Marquis Dendy Brings Gators First Bowerman Champion Todd Grasley Dec 17, 2015

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!

Foot Locker South's Fastest Floridians: Jimmy Clark Todd Grasley Nov 24, 2015

Jimmy Clark competed in the Foot Locker South Regional twice placing 17th as a junior and winning it all as a senior in 2010 with the fourth fastest time ever by a Floridian of 14:55.00. We caught up with the former Creekside standout and current University of Florida senior leading up to this year's race in North Carolina. 

Dendy Does It Again, Strikes Gold in Long Jump at USA Outdoors to Highlight Day One of USAs Todd Grasley Jun 26, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. -- Marquis Dendy is the 2015 USA Outdoors Champion in the long jump after putting on another clinic in Eugene Thursday on the first day of the USA Championships at Hayward Field. Dendy’s first leap was the winner with the top all-conditions mark in the world this year at 8.68m/28-5.75 (+3.7) to earn the right to sport the Red, White and Blue for Team USA at the World Championships in Beijing come August. (via www.gatorzone.com)

Gators Striving to Sport the Red, White & Blue at USA Outdoors Todd Grasley Jun 24, 2015

It’s been just two weeks since the Gators headed to the west coast for the 2015 NCAA Championships in Eugene, but the Orange and Blue have invaded Oregon and Historic Hayward Field yet again for USA Outdoors, this time ready to don the Red, White and Blue in hopes of representing Team USA at World Championships in August. (via www.gatorzone.com)

Gators Men T&F Finishes as 2015 NCAA Outdoor National Runner-Up Todd Grasley Jun 13, 2015

Marquis Dendy and the Florida seniors left it all on the track and field Friday, Dendy repeating as the triple jump national champion with a plethora of notable honors to notch his second NCAA title this week, the seventh national title of his career and Florida’s 61st national title in program history. The Gator men’s track and field program finished as the national runner-up at Hayward Field with 56 points behind host Oregon (85). (via www.gatorzone.com)

Gators Qualify 23 on to Eugene, Turn Focus Towards NCAA Championships Finals Todd Grasley May 31, 2015

With the NCAA East Preliminary now in the rearview mirror, the No. 1/6 Florida track and field teams will focus in on Historic Hayward Field and a trip to Eugene, Ore., in just over a week. Florida will take a squad of 23 athletes to the west coast for the NCAA Championships, 12 men and 11 women, to compete for the program's seventh and eighth national championships June 10-13. (via www.gatorzone.com)

No. 2 Gators Wrap Up Indoor Regular Season With World, NCAA-Leading Performances Feb 14, 2015

The No. 2 Florida track and field team was looking to finish the 2015 indoor regular season with momentum heading into the postseason, and that's exactly what they did Saturday in both Ames and Fayetteville. Senior jumper Marquis Dendy put an exclamation point on the day with a world and NCAA-leading triple jump mark on his final attempt of the series with a 56 feet, 6.5-inch leap (17.23m), his best performance in two years. (via www.gatorzone.com)

Women's Top-5 Shakeup Marks Week 2 Division I Rankings Todd Grasley Feb 4, 2015

National Meet of the Week host Arkansas was the biggest beneficiary of this weekend's action, moving up to a season-high No. 3 in the women's rankings. The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released the full NCAA Division I Computer Rankings on Monday afternoon.

Flashback Friday: Hall, Dukes, Graham Jr. Epic 400m At Bob Hayes Is One For The Ages Todd Grasley Jan 30, 2015

We've seen what Arman Hall, Dedric Dukes, and Hugh Graham Jr. have done as current Florida Gators. For today's Flashback Friday we take a look back at their high school days and one of the most epic 400m battles the state of Florida has ever seen! Hall and Dukes sprinted to a photo finish time of 46.61 (Hall won by a hair) while Graham Jr. was eight one-hundredths back in 46.69 at the 2011 Bob Hayes Invitational. Three guys under 47 seconds in the same race; wowzers!

WATCH: UF Signee Sharrika Barnett Clocks MR, US#3 55.39 400m Todd Grasley Jan 25, 2015

UF signee Sharrika Barnett out of Oak Ridge High School won a loaded girls 17-19 400m dash in 55.39. Barnett said after the race, it was a special moment because not only was she running in Gainesville, but she had finished runner-up in this event in 2012 and 2013. Her time is the fastest all-time at the Jimmy Carnes Indoor Meet and currently the third best time in the country for 2015.

In His Own Words: Nick Diaz - The Foot Locker Nationals Experience Nick Diaz Dec 16, 2014

When I found out I qualified to footlocker nationals, along with Steven Cross, I couldn't believe I was going to fly out of Florida again for a second time to get the chance to meet professional athletes and race amongst the top high school athletes in our nation. Coming from Nike Nationals last year, I had a lot of expectations of Foot Locker and I couldn't wait to see what they had in store for everyone. 

Foot Locker National Finalist Q&A: Nick Diaz Todd Grasley Dec 11, 2014

Miami Sunset senior and University of Florida signee Nick Diaz will make his second straight trip to a national meet. Last year, he qualified for Nike Cross Nationals and opted to give Foot Locker a try this year. After finishing 9th in a new personal best time of 15:01, he will join Merritt Island's Steven Cross at Foot Locker Nationals in San Diego. We caught up with Diaz to talk about the last month, training, and what he is looking forward to most about this weekend.

FWB's LaNasa Honored To Be Wendy's High School Heisman Finalist Todd Grasley Dec 10, 2014

Trey LaNasa almost missed the deadline for the Wendy's High School Heisman application. The Fort Walton Beach senior learned about the prestigious award from his high school guidance counselor at the beginning of the year. From that point on,  he spent countless hours perfecting his application and with a week until due date sent it to his principal for one final review. He says that is when a slight problem occurred.

TFA State Champion Timpson Chooses The University Of Florida Todd Grasley Nov 19, 2014

Michael Timpson had never made it to the state championships in track before his junior year. The same year he transferred to The First Academy. In the spring of 2014, Timpson the son of former NFL wide receiver Michael Timpson Sr. finished first the 1A state meet in the 100m dash and was runner-up in the 200. He recently announced his college decision to run for Coach Mike Holloway and the University of Florida Gators. We caught up with him to talk about that decision.

UF Makes It Two In A Row: Diaz Decides To Be A Gator Todd Grasley Oct 20, 2014

Coach Spangler and the University of Florida men's cross country program added another Sunshine State talent this weekend with the addition of Miami Sunset's Nick Diaz. Diaz, the 2013 4A Cross Country Finals champion, joins fellow South Florida distance runner Ryan Rodriguez of Belen Jesuit as the latest commitments to the Gators. We caught up with him to talk about the recruiting process, his decision, goals for the 2014 season, and beyond.

Spangler Previews Saturday Mountain Dew Invitational Todd Grasley Sep 16, 2014

Entries closed Monday night for Saturday's 26th annual Mountain Dew Invitational at the Mark Bostic Golf Course on Florida's campus. Twenty-seven men's teams are slated to compete in the 8K race, which begins at 7:55 a.m. On the women's side, 29 schools are scheduled to run a 5K at 8:30 a.m. (via www.gatorzone.com)

David Kilgore: From Buffalo to Gator and Everything in Between Liam Conville Sep 4, 2014

David Kilgore. Does that name ring a bell? Some people may remember him from his days as a state champion in the 1600 meters and 5000 meters as a talented distance runner for Holy Trinity. Others may recall his impressive 14:27 5K and 24:18 8K at Colorado where he was a reserve runner on the 2013 PAC 12 National Champion Buffalo cross country team. Kilgore identified this as his best running memory stating, “Just being on the national winning team was pretty exciting.” Despite all this success at Colorado, something was missing, and Kilgore will be representing the University of Florida this fall. 

XC Coach Paul Spangler Previews 2014 Season Todd Grasley Aug 25, 2014

Florida assistant track and cross country coach Paul Spangler met with the media on Monday to preview the 2014 season and the Gators' season-opening meet at the Western Carolina Invite on Friday, Aug. 29. (via www.gatorzone.com)

Bye Bye Baylor: TJ Holmes Coming Home, Transfers To Florida Todd Grasley Aug 1, 2014

They say home is where the heart is and that couldn't be more true than for Baylor freshman hurdler T.J. Holmes. Holmes selected the Bears over the University of Florida coming out of high school in 2013 and was reunited with childhood friend and teammate Trayvon Bromell. He finished fourth at the NCAA Championships in the 400m hurdles and as the second leg of the schools 7th place 4x400m relay and concluded his season with a gold medal at the USATF Junior Nationals and a bronze at the 2014 IAAF World Championships. Recently, he announced that he wanted to be closer to home for the remainder of his college career.

Arroyo All Set To Compete For Puerto Rico At World Juniors Todd Grasley Jul 11, 2014

Add another Florida native to those who will be competing at the 2014 World Youth Championships. Andres Arroyo, who had one of the greatest high school distance careers in Florida (1:47.79, 4:04.45, 8:51.47,14:59.18), won the CAC Championships in Mexico in the U20 800 meters. The University of Florida freshman will represent his native Puerto Rico. He says he had a great time representing his native land and racing against competition from other countries.

Ciarra Brewer Jumps To Silver At USA Outdoor Championships Todd Grasley Jun 26, 2014

Florida junior All-American triple jumper Ciarra Brewer, the 2014 SEC indoor and outdoor champion in the triple jump, worked her way to a silver-medal finish in the event at the 2014 USA Outdoor Championships in Sacramento Thursday with a 13.57m/44-6.25 performance. (via www.gatorzone.com)

Salute To Seniors: Jontavia Dykes - Miami Northwestern High School Todd Grasley Jun 17, 2014

The 2013-2014 school year has provided some great highlights in both cross country and track across the Sunshine State. In the coming weeks many of our seniors will head out to start their college careers both athletically and academically. We wanted to salute them one more time in this special feature and say thank you for your support over the years.  

On to Eugene: Florida Qualifies 25 For NCAA Championships Todd Grasley Jun 1, 2014

The University of Florida track and field program, ranked No. 1 on the men's side and No. 2 in women's action in the USTFCCA National Computer Rankings, qualified 25 student-athletes for the 2014 NCAA Championships following three days of competition at the NCAA East Preliminary at Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. (via www.gatorzone.com)

Florida Men & Texas Women Projected As Team Title Favorites Heading Into NCAA Prelims Todd Grasley May 27, 2014

They may not have the most entries into the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships Preliminaries, but where the Florida men and Texas women fall short in quantity they more than make up in quality to remain at No. 1 in the week eight edition of the National Team Computer Rankings released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). (via USTFCCCA)

Salute To Seniors: Darrielle McQueen - North Florida Christian Todd Grasley May 22, 2014

The 2013-2014 school year has provided some great highlights in both cross country and track across the Sunshine State. In the coming weeks many of our seniors will head out to start their college careers both athletically and academically. We wanted to salute them one more time in this special feature and say thank you for your support over the years.  

Texas Women Reclaim No. 1 Spot in Division I National Team Rankings Todd Grasley May 20, 2014

With the 2014 Division I outdoor regular season now wrapped up and only one step – the East and West Preliminaries – remaining between now and the National Championships, the Texas women have taken control of the National Team Computer Rankings released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). (via USTFCCCA)

Five Gator T&F Athletes Crowned SEC Champions; Women Second, Men Third at SEC Outdoors Todd Grasley May 19, 2014

Four more SEC individual championships, a pair of facility records, two school records and a SEC Meet Record in the women's triple jump from junior Ciarra Brewer capped off the fourth and final day of competition in Lexington for the Florida track and field squads, which finished second and third on the women's and men's sides, respectively, at the 2014 SEC Outdoor Championships. (via www.gatorzone.com)

Washington Destined To Be A Gator Todd Grasley May 18, 2014

West Orange senior Destiny Washington announced her college decision in front of a packed room of teammates, friends, and family. The versatile Washington did it all for the Warriors from the 100 to the 4x800 meter relay. At the 4A State Finals she finished third in the 400, fourth in the 100, and helped the relay to a sixth place showing. Recently she announced her college choice deciding between the University of Florida and the University of Miami. See where she chose and why she chose them along with her coaches thoughts on the decision!

Chomp Chomp: Celebration High Jumper Jhonny Victor's A Gator Donald Lamb May 12, 2014

The Gators stayed local for part of their newest class, picking up Jhonny Victor of Celebration High School in Kissimmee, Florida. Jhonny has been one of the top high jumpers in Florida the past few years, reaching his best jump of 6-10 this past March at the St Cloud Invitational. He went over 6-6 twelve different times in the past two years, winning every meet he competed in as a junior & senior except one; the state championships.

In Her Own Words: Darrielle McQueen - The Beginning Of The End Darrielle McQueen Apr 29, 2014

Hi Everyone! What a great season this has been thus far. Throughout the regular season we saw many great performances. Districts and regionals have now taken place and many are gearing up for state. Seems like in just the blink of an eye the season was starting. With the state track meet just a week out, the season will soon come to an end. This season I was blessed to stay healthy and travel quite a bit. I've had the opportunity to meet and work with great individuals. I've learned so much within this last year about track and field and especially jumping. This year since there is a week in between regionals and state, I was able to get some extra technique work in. 

284: Boston Marathon More Than A Race For Matt Hensley Todd Grasley Apr 21, 2014

A plain white top with the number 284 written across his chest. For former Lincoln Park Academy and University of Florida runner Matt Hensley, his fourth Boston Marathon was about more than a race. After running 2:23 several times and a 20th place finish in 2012, Hensley was 24th out of thousands of runners who participated. He clocked a very impresive time of 2:19.51, but he says all that didn't matter.

State Champions Howell, Morken Ink futures Todd Grasley Apr 10, 2014

John Hicks is a hard man to humble. But that’s the state of mind the head coach of Niceville’s powerhouse football program found himself in during Wednesday’s signing ceremony in the Niceville High School Auditorium. And of all people it was a long-distance runner who impressed Hicks. (via www.varsitysportswest.com)

In Her Own Words: Darrielle McQueen - Closing Out Senior Season Todd Grasley Apr 10, 2014

Greetings!  This past week  finished out the regular season of my senior year at the University of Florida Pepsi Relays. I competed in long jump Thursday afternoon finishing first with a leap of 18 feet 9 inches. I returned to the track Friday morning to compete in triple jump. I was blessed to win Friday as well with a distance of 40 feet 8 and 1/4 inches. Overall it was a good meet for me. With a few more weeks of hard work before state, I am prayerful and patient that everything will come together at the right time. 

Florida Track &Field Garners Three SEC Athlete of the Week Honors Todd Grasley Apr 8, 2014

Three Florida track and field athletes earned SEC weekly honors, announced by the league office Tuesday afternoon following an impressive outing at the Gators’ Pepsi Florida Relays last weekend. Just a day after picking up USTFCCCA DI National Men’s Athlete of the week, junior sprinter Dedric Dukes was named the SEC Men’s Runner of the Week, while redshirt freshman Kyra Jefferson garnered Co-Women’s Runner of the Week and junior Kyle Strawn was named the Co-Men’s Field Athlete of the Week.(via www.gatorzone.com)

Gators Blaze Up the Track on Final Day of 2014 Pepsi Florida Relays Todd Grasley Apr 6, 2014

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)

UF Track & Field Posts Multiple Collegiate and World-Leading Marks On Day Two Of #FLRelays14 Todd Grasley Apr 5, 2014

On the second day of the 2014 Pepsi Florida Relays, it was all about the Orange and Blue – and the 200 and 400-meter races were all the buzz Friday afternoon as the two-day attendance at Pressly Stadium increased to 2,263 track and field faithful. Gator junior sprinter Dedric Dukes clocked a world-leading 19.97 (-0.6), the second-fastest time in Florida history and the eighth-best time in collegiate history, while sophomore Kyra Jefferson got it done on the women’s side with the fastest collegiate 200m this season and a new UF record with her 22.78 (-0.6) in a race that featured the two fastest marks in the world this year.(via www.gatorzone.com)

Marquis Dendy & Agata Strausa Pave the Way For Gators Friday In Texas, North Carolina Todd Grasley Mar 29, 2014

Gator men’s jumper Marquis Dendy was back to his old ways Friday night as the junior claimed the Texas Relays long jump title (7.93m/26-0.25) to cap off a successful day of competition for the Orange and Blue at Mike A. Myers Track in Austin. In Raleigh, senior distance runner Agata Strausa turned in a nation-leading 5000m race (16:01.01), No. 3 in the UF record book, to highlight the day for the distance crew competing at the Raleigh Relays. (via www.gatorzone.com)

Gator's Brittany Harrell Shatters Pentathlon School Record; Men Women Finish Third at NCAA Indoors Todd Grasley Mar 17, 2014

Saturday's NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships finale was as good as it gets, as the women's team title was winner take all in the 4x400-meter relay. Florida turned in a fourth-place finish in the event to finish third overall (40.5) at the 2014 NCAA Indoor Championships, while UF's men additionally solidified a third-place finish in the team race (35). Oregon won both the men's and women's indoor titles. (via www.gatorzone.com)

No. 1 Gator Track & Field Hauls in SEC Indoor Accolades Todd Grasley Mar 10, 2014

=Under the tutelage of 2014 SEC Women's Coach of the Year Mike Holloway, the Gator track and field program boasts the 2014 SEC Indoor Men's Runner of the Year (Arman Hall), Co-Women's Runner of the Year (Cory McGee) and Women's Freshman Runner of the Year (Rebekah Greene), along with 22 combined All-SEC selections, as announced by the SEC office Friday afternoon. (via www.gatorzone.com)

Spotlight Athlete: Lloydricia Cameron Todd Grasley Mar 5, 2014

Miami Northwestern senior Lloydricia Cameron has become one of the most dominant throwers in the state racking up three state titles and two runner-up finishes in her four years. She boasts personal bests of 159-5 in the discus and 49-6.5 in the shot put. We caught up with the University of Florida signee to talk about the 2014 season, and her decision to be a Gator.

Florida Women Capture 2014 SEC Indoor Track & Field Championship, Gator Men Second at SECs Todd Grasley Mar 3, 2014

The University of Florida women's track and field program captured its eighth SEC indoor championship Saturday, its third in the last five years, while the Gators men's squad notched a second-place finish to cap off a stellar weekend of competition for the Orange and Blue at the 2014 SEC Indoor Championships at Gilliam Indoor Track & Field Stadium on the Texas A&M campus. (via www.gatorzone.com)

Comeback Kids: Kyri Tabor & Shayla Sanders Denise Spann Feb 26, 2014

The class of 2012, held some very talented athletes all around. Two of those athletes Shayla Sanders and Kyri Tabor, were on top of their game in high school leading the competition, but going to college was a whole different ball game. Both suffered freshman season ending injuries that forced them to reevaluate many things. 

Mark Parrish Shatters 20-Year-Old Florida 5000m Record in Seattle Todd Grasley Feb 16, 2014

Florida senior distance runner Mark Parrish crushed a 20-year-old Florida record in the men’s 5000m (13:43.15) by nearly 16 seconds at the Husky Classic at Dempsey Indoor to highlight Valentine’s Day competition for the Orange and Blue in Seattle, while in Ames, junior sprinter Hugh Graham, Jr., cranked out a career-tying 60m dash (6.64) in prelims of the event at the Iowa State Classic to solidify the top seed heading into finals of the event Saturday at the Lied Recreation Center. (via www.gatorzone.com)

Glasser Vaults All-Time Florida #3, 16'4.75" Or 5m Todd Grasley Feb 14, 2014

2014 has been a good year so far for Bolles senior Harry Glasser. In his first meet of the year at the Durham Striders Invitational, he cleared 16'0 and putting his name in the indoor national rankings. He followed that up with a 15'6" mark at the Jimmy Carnes Indoor Meet for win number two. That was the only tune ups he needed to get ready for the 2014 outdoor season. At the Eagle Open Invitational, he cleared a new personal best 16'4.75" or 5 meters. He says that was the goal to open up the season.

Florida T&F Posts Nation-Leading Performances; Concludes Competition at Razorback Invitational Todd Grasley Feb 2, 2014

Gator junior jumper Ciarra Brewer notched the nation’s top triple-jump mark (13.55m/44-5.5) and sophomore middle-distance runner Ryan Schnulle clocked the second-fastest 800m run in the country so far en route to a first-place finish (1:48.05) in the event to help lead the Orange and Blue on the final day of competition the Razorback Invitational in Fayetteville Saturday. Senior Eddie Lovett, freshman Skylar Ross-Ransom and the Florida men’s 4x4 all had event wins on the final day of action at the Randal Tyson Track Center to close out the weekend for the Florida track and field programs. (via www.gatorzone.com)

In Her Own Words: Darrielle McQueen - Preparing For The Season Darrielle McQueen Jan 31, 2014

Over the course of the track and field season, several athletes will blog for flrunners and take us along on their journey. One of those athletes is North Florida Christian senior Darrielle McQueen. McQueen is a six-time state champion, winning four consecutive 1A titles in the triple jump, and two in the long jump. She has committed to the Univeresity of Florida. Thanks so much to Darrielle for blogging and we look forward to the first of many blogs this year!

Florida Men and Women Ranked In Top Four Of Indoor National Rankings Todd Grasley Jan 28, 2014

  Behind breakout first-year campaigns for a pair of young Ducklings, four-time defending women’s team champion Oregon jumped to the top spot in the first regular-season edition of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I National Team Computer Rankings released Tuesday, while the defending champion Arkansas men remained No. 1.  (via USTFCCCA)

Balanced Effort Leads Gators to Successful Outing at Rod McCravy Memorial Invite Todd Grasley Jan 25, 2014

Seven event victories and two meet records closed competition for the Orange and Blue at the Rod McCravy Memorial USTFCCCA's Division I National Meet of the Week in Lexington Saturday. Junior Ciarra Brewer jumped her way to a meet record and season-best mark (13.33/43-9) in the triple jump, while the men's 4x4 relay claimed a new meet record in the final event of the invitational (3:07.20) at Nutter Field House. (via www.gatorzone.com)

Gators Prepped for Elite Competition at Rod McCravy Memorial Todd Grasley Jan 24, 2014

Following a stellar start to the 2013 indoor season two weeks ago at the UAB Blazer Invitational Jan. 10-11, the Gators will swing back into action Jan. 24-25 at the ultra-competitive Rod McCravy Memorial, hosted this weekend by the University of Kentucky at Nutter Field House in Lexington. (via www.gatorzone.com)

Arroyo's 1:47 At Florida Relays Named Flotrack's Jaw Dropping Moment Of 2013 Todd Grasley Dec 28, 2013

We will have a look back at 2013 later in the week, but our friends at Flotrack came out with their list of top moments from the year. Capturing 2013's most jawdropping moment was former Colonial star Andres Arroyo laying down a 1:47.79 for 800 meters at the Florida Relays. The University of Florida would be his eventual college destination. At the time it was one of the fastest marks for ANY LEVEL runner in the country at that distance.

Darrielle McQueen Jumps At Chance To Join Gators Todd Grasley Dec 19, 2013

North Florida Christian senior Darrielle McQueen is one of the top jumpers in the country. McQueen is a six-time 1A state champion, winning the triple jump  four time (eighth grade, freshman, sophomore, and junior year)and long jump twice (freshman, junior year). She is also the 2010 and 2012 AAU National Champion in the triple jump. The standout boasts personal best marks of 40-11 for the triple jump and 19-9.5 for the long jump. Recently, she announced that she will continue her athletic career at the University of Florida. Do you have a college commitment? We want to know about it! Drop us a line: Todd.Grasley@milesplit.com and we will feature your moment and add it to our signings list!

Howell Becomes Gators First Cross Country Commitment From Class Of 2014 Boys Todd Grasley Dec 7, 2013

Thomas Howell, one of the top runners in the state of Florida for the class of 2014, has verbally committed to the University of Florida. Howell,  was the 3A cross country champion, 3200m outdoor state champion, and Gatorade Florida Runner of the Year as a junior. He will join a deep Gator roster that finished second at the SEC Championship and has a slew of Florida natives on their roster.

Tubbs Steps Right In With Gators Todd Grasley Dec 2, 2013

A cross country standout at Sebring is certainly something to be proud of, but doesn't guarantee success at the next level - especially when that next level is as an NCAA runner for the University of Florida. (via www.newssun.com)

Alumni Report - Schappert, Parrish Run Fastest Times At Nationals Todd Grasley Nov 25, 2013

National Championships were the buzz this weekend! See how Florida alumni fared on the big stage for the week of November 18-November 24, 2013. The cover photo is a blast from the past of Villanova's Stephanie Schappert (Pope John Paul II) who had the fastest time of all Florida girls at the NCAA D1 Cross Country Championships.

Agata Strausa Caps Off Gator XC Career With All-America Honors; Men 29th At NCAA Championships Todd Grasley Nov 24, 2013

The second time was a charm for Gator senior Agata Strausa, who became UF's first cross country All-American since 2009 Saturday in her second-ever NCAA Championship race. Strausa clocked a 33rd-place finish (20:42.1) in the field of 253 athletes to cap off her senior cross country season on a high note. In men's NCAA Championship team action, the Gators placed 29th in the field of 31 and were paced by senior Mark Parrish's 49th-place individual finish (30:54.5), just shy of top 40 All-America accolades. (via www.gatorzone.com)

UF's Cory McGee & Agata Strausa Pick Up At-Large Bids for 2013 Cross Country Nationals Todd Grasley Nov 17, 2013

After Florida's stellar performances at the 2013 South Region Cross Country Championships Friday in Tuscaloosa, where the Gator men's squad picked up an automatic bid for Nationals Nov. 23, two UF women's runners, redshirt junior Cory McGee and senior Agata Strausa, picked up individual at-large bids to compete at the 2013 NCAA Championships, announced Saturday by the NCAA. (via www.gatorzone.com)

Florida Men's XC Turns In Second-Place Finish At SEC Championships; Women Fourth at League Meet Todd Grasley Nov 1, 2013

Florida junior Jimmy Clark turned in a fifth-place 8K finish on the men's side (23:57.03) and senior Agata Strausa clocked a fourth-place and personal best 6K race (20:17.79) for the Gator women to lead UF's cross country teams to second (96) and fourth-place finishes (150), respectively, at the 2013 SEC Championships at UF's Mark Bostick Golf Course Friday. (via www.gatorzone.com)

Back on Course: Freak Accident Doesn't Deter Cory McGee Todd Grasley Oct 31, 2013

A broken glass cost UF junior Cory McGee the 2012 cross country season, but the junior track star and All-American miler is back in the XC fold in time for the Gators to host the 2013 Southeastern Conference Championships on Friday morning at the Mark Bostick Golf Course. (via www.gatorzone.com)

Men's XC 8K School Record Falls At Wisconsin Adidas Invitational Saturday Todd Grasley Oct 19, 2013

Mark Parrish highlighted the day for the Orange and Blue at the 2013 Wisconsin adidas Invitational Saturday as the Gator senior eclipsed the Florida men's 8K record at Wisconsin's Thomas Zimmer Championship Course. Parrish used a 23:34 for 11th overall in the field of 288 men's athletes, topping former Florida cross country All-American Jeremy Criscione's 23:35 8K school record set in 2008. (via www.gatorzone.com)

Tony McQuay: Mum Knows Best Todd Grasley Aug 13, 2013

Guided by his mum’s dreams, the talented Tony McQuay is aiming to finally get his individual 400m right on the big stage in Moscow, and vows that the US 4x400m team will not be beaten.

Road To Moscow: Men's Head Coach Mike Holloway Todd Grasley Aug 3, 2013

University of Florida head coach Mike Holloway will take the reigns as the men's coach for Team USA in the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia. We caught up with Coach Holloway as the team was preparing from their base camp in Linz, Austria. See what he had to say in this Road To Moscow feature.

Florida Men Named USTFCCCA Scholar Team of the Year Todd Grasley Jul 25, 2013

The University of Florida men's track & field team was named the Scholar Team of the Year in Division I for the 2013 indoor and outdoor seasons by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The Gators earned the distinction as a result of being the highest-placing team with at least a 3.00-cumulative GPA at the most recent NCAA indoor and outdoor championship, respectively. (via www.gatorzone.com)

2013 Track & Field Athlete of the Year: Andres Arroyo - Boys Distance Events Todd Grasley Jul 18, 2013

There is no doubt Florida is one of the most talented states in the country when it comes to track and field. We wanted to honor the best of the best with our 2013 Track & Field Athlete of the Year awards. Andres Arroyo of Colonial High School is our winner in the Boys Distance Event category. The senior pulled off the distance triple by winning the 800,1600, and 3200 meters at the 4A state meet. The Grenadier star was ranked in the top ten nationally in all three events and will go down as one of the greatest distance runners the state has seen.

Lovett and Ndu to Compete at World University Games Todd Grasley Jul 7, 2013

Gator hurdlers Eddie Lovett (West Palm Beach, Fla.) and Ugonna Ndu (Newark, N.J.) will represent their countries at the 27th Summer World University Games, also known as the Summer Universiade, in Kazan, Russia. The event runs from July 6-17 and the Gators will compete Tuesday-Thursday, July 9-11. (via www.gatorzone.com)

Expect To See Complete Sprinter From Jeff Demps In 2013 Todd Grasley Jul 4, 2013

Former South Lake and Florida Gator standout Jeff Demps has returned to the track in 2013 after a flirtation with football. Demps is training in Montverde with the Star Athletics group. Recently, we took a visit to Dennis and Damu Mitchell's camp which also contains Olympian Justin Gatlin and other elite and professional athletes. See what Demps had to say about the way his year has started off, his training, goals for 2013, and more.

Holloway Honored as USTFCCCA National Outdoor Mens Coach of the Year Todd Grasley Jun 17, 2013

Florida head coach Mike Holloway is the 2013 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Outdoor Men's Coach of the Year, announced Thursday. This is Holloway's fifth USTFCCCA National Men's Coach of the Year nod, having won three consecutive indoors from 2010-12 and earning his second straight national honor outdoors. (via www.gatorzone.com)

Gators Earn 36 USTFCCCA All-America Honors Todd Grasley Jun 11, 2013

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced All-America distinctions for the 2013 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field season. Honors are awarded for performances at the final site of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships occurring last weekend in Eugene, Ore. (via www.gatorzone.com)

Gators Return Home, Champions Again Todd Grasley Jun 10, 2013

They woke up early Sunday morning and left their hotel in Eugene, Ore., at 6 a.m. Twelve hours, three time zones, two flights and one bus ride later, the Gators pulled up in front of the Lemerand Center on UF's campus. (via www.gatorzone.com)

Senior Sensation: Taylor Tubbs Todd Grasley May 29, 2013

Over the past four years there has been one constant in the world of girls high school sports. If the Sebring Blue Streaks were competing in cross country or in a track and field meet, you knew Taylor Tubbs was going to be near the front in any event she was entered in. (via www2.highlandstoday.com)

Andres Arroyo Discusses Dream Mile, Get To Know Andres Off The Track Todd Grasley May 24, 2013

Colonial superstar Andres Arroyo is coming off a senior season that saw him capture three state titles, and post some of the fastest times ever ran in the 800,1600, and 3200 that Florida has seen. This weekend he will compete against the top milers in the country in the Dream MIle in New York City. The goal: to break four minutes. We caught up with Andres before he flew out and asked him about his preparations and goals for the big race, and also found out what Andres is like off the track.

Colonial Star's Work Ethic Feeds Speed Todd Grasley May 24, 2013

Andres Arroyo, already regarded by many as the best all-around distance runner in Florida high-school history, hopes to add another crowning achievement to his legacy in Saturday's Adidas Golden Stripes Dream Mile in New York City. (via OrlandoSentinel.com)

Gator Men Remain Number One In Latest USTFCCCA Rankings Todd Grasley May 15, 2013

The Florida men and Kansas women both remain atop their respective rankings, but the chase pack is beginning to reel them in as the collegiate track & field season enters its homestretch. The No. 2 Texas A&M men lost some ground on the Florida men, but Oregon and Arkansas were propelled by conference championships to the No. 3 and 4 spots, respectively. (via USTFCCCA)

Clark Claims SEC Title In 10k Todd Grasley May 11, 2013

Slow and tactical. That's how former Creekside standout and University of Florida freshman Jimmy Clark describes the 10k at this year's SEC Championships. The field came through the first 5k in roughly 15:06. Clark says coming in his coaches told the team to hang back from the leaders and not to lead the race. It was a plan that the youngster and teammate Josh Izewski executed to perfection.

Arroyo Honored At Governor's Cabinet Meeting Todd Grasley May 8, 2013

Colonial senior Andres Arroyo added three more state titles to his resume by winning the distance triple at the 4A State Championships. Those three golds brought Arroyo's total to six in track. He has also has two individual titles in cross country and two team titles to go along with them. For his accomplishments, he was honored by Governor Rick Scott at a recent state cabinet meeting at Nemours Childrens Hospital. Arroyo says it was a great feeling to be reocgnized by the governor.

Florida Men, Kansas Women Number One In Latest USTFCCA Rankings Todd Grasley May 8, 2013

While many other Division I teams around the country were in an off week prior to conference championships, the Jayhawks recorded 12 marks that improved upon their national event rankings from a week ago — including nine that stand in the nation’s top 15 — resulting in an enormous leap past Texas A&M back into the top spot after a two week absence. (via USTFCCCA)

Competing at the Next Level: Destinee Gause Mark Stonecipher Apr 19, 2013

It’s been a pleasure having the opportunity to interview some of Ohio’s and the Nation’s best Cross Country and Track & Field Athletes.  Most have moved on to pursue their educations and to compete at the next level.  We reached out to our interviewee’s and asked them what their experience has been at the next level.  Many have gotten back and shared their athletic experiences to date, as well as what their expectations were, some recommendations and also the realities of competing at the next level.

Olympic Triple Jump Champion Dreams of Double Gold in Moscow Todd Grasley Mar 26, 2013

Olympic triple jump champion Christian Taylor is taking an unusual approach to the start of this year’s outdoor season by planning on running a 4x100m relay with Britain’s top sprinters – Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, James Ellington and Dwain Chambers – before taking on another Brit: Greg Rutherford. Apart from his main event, the triple jump, the athlete is taking a particular interest in the long jump this season where he feels he could make the double at this year’s World Championships in Moscow. (via michelle-sports.blogspot.co.uk)

Jeff Demps Talks More About Prioritizing Track Over Football Todd Grasley Mar 25, 2013

Don’t pencil Jeff Demps in as part of the 2013 Patriots just yet. The returner/running back, who spent the 2012 season on injured reserve as he got acclimated to life in the NFL, went on a Florida radio station over the weekend and sounded like someone who is more focused on track than football at the moment. (via itiswhatitis.weei.com)  

Gators Plan to Use Indoor Runner-up Finish as Motivation Heading Into Outdoor Season Todd Grasley Mar 11, 2013

The Gators men's track team showed up here at the Randal Tyson Track Complex on Saturday seeking to run deeper into the record books. The three-time defending NCAA Indoor champions could join Arkansas as the only program in history to win four consecutive indoor titles. The host Razorbacks, seeking their first national title in seven years, provided the biggest hurdle. (via www.gatorzone.com)

Marquis Dendy NCAA champ! Mar 9, 2013

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. � Gator history was made on the opening day of the 2013 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships Friday, as sophomore Marquis Dendy (Middletown, Del.) and junior Eddie Lovett (West Palm Beach, Fla.) broke their own school records in the men's long jump and men's 60-meter hurdles at the Randal Tyson Track Center at the University of Arkansas. (via www.gatorzone.com)

March Bowerman Men’s Watch List Released Marquis Dendy Added to the List Feb 27, 2013

March Bowerman Men’s Watch List Released NEW ORLEANS – As the battle for the NCAA Indoor Championships is beginning to heat up, so too is the competition for collegiate track & field’s highest honor, The Bowerman Trophy. The men’s Bowerman Watch List for March, released Wednesday, includes numerous collegiate leaders, world leaders, a collegiate all-time record holder and the owner of an all-time heptathlon world-best. Four student-athletes made their 2013 Watch List debut in Florida’s Marquis Dendy, Texas A&M’s Deon Lendore, Tulsa’s Chris O’Hare and Washington’s Jeremy Taiwo. (via USTFCCCA)

Jeff Demps Returning To Track Todd Grasley Feb 26, 2013

Jeff Demps, the former Florida running back who left football to focus on track and field, then signed with the Patriots after last year’s Olympics, is returning to track.(via profootballtalk.nbcsports.com)

Brooks PR Invitational- A Quick Chat with Skylar Ross Ransom ALEX ALDACO Feb 22, 2013

The Brooks PR Invitational brings together the nations top track and field athletes from across the country to compete at the Dempsey Center in Seattle, Washington, one of the fastest indoor tracks in the nation. The meet consists of seven events the 60 meter dash, 60 meter hurdles, 400 meter dash, 800 meter run, one mile run, and two mile run. Texas is well represented sending 11 athletes to Seattle. Leading up to the meet we will spotlight some of these talented runners.

Floridas Dendy Named SEC Mens Field Athlete of the Week Feb 12, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. � Florida's Marquis Dendy (Middletown, Del.) has been honored by the Southeastern Conference as the Men's Field Athlete of the Week, the league offices in Birmingham, Ala. announced Tuesday. (via www.gatorzone.com)

Dukes and Hall Receive SEC Weekly Honors Todd Grasley Feb 6, 2013

Florida track & field athletes Dedric Dukes (Miami, Fla.) and Arman Hall (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) have been honored by the Southeastern Conference as the Men's Runner of the Week and Men's Co-Freshman of the Week, respectively, the league offices in Birmingham, Ala. announced Tuesday. (via www.gatorzone.com)

LaCaze Ready For 2013 Todd Grasley Feb 4, 2013

Genevieve LaCaze made history with the Gators when she became the first female in SEC history to win the 3000-meter steeplechase, the 1500-meter and the 5000-meter races in one competition. She followed that up by making the Australian Olympic team in the 3000 meter steeple chase. She has been running professionally for New Balance the past several months and our Massachusetts MileSplit team caught up with her recently at the New Balance Grand Prix in Boston to talk about her training, favorite pre race meals, and future plans.

Dr. Phillips' Senior Grew Up Loving Gators Todd Grasley Feb 1, 2013

Dr. Phillips' standout Amber Johnson had a great senior season for the Panthers. Johnson ended her cross country career with a third place finish at state, a top thirty finish at the Foot Locker South Regional, and a fourth place showing at the FACA Senior All Star Meet. Recently, she made the decision to continue her college career at the University of Florida. See why she chose the Gators, her thoughts on the incoming freshman class, and what surprise event she is hoping to add to her resume in 2013.

Uruburu May Be Gators' Next Great Quarter Miler Todd Grasley Jan 30, 2013

Nick Uruburu can handle pressure. With the 3A State Championship on the line, the Bartram Trail senior and the rest of his teammates were given simple instructions. They needed to win the 4x400 meter relay, the last event of the night to win state.

Donnie Lee commits to the University of Florida Tim Loreman Jan 27, 2013

Donnie Lee Jr. has led the country in the 800m throughout the indoor season.  He recently committed to the University of Florida after looking at several universitys around the country.  AlabamaRunners.com spoke to Donnie to find out how and why he made the decsion to run for the Gators.

Andres Arroyo: From Grenadier To Gator Todd Grasley Jan 22, 2013

In the past two years we have seen excellence from Colonial senior Andres Arroyo. As a junior he won the 4A cross country state championship and led Colonial to school's first team title in any sport. He followed that up with three rings in the outdoor season finishing first in the 1600, 3200 and anchoring the Grenadiers 4x800 meter relay team. Arroyo then capped off his cross country career with his second 4A state championship and guiding Colonial to their second team trophy. Recently, the Sunshine State standout announced his college choice in this flrunners.com exclusive interview.

Florida Men's and Women's Track & Field Ranked in USTFCCCA Preseason Top Five Todd Grasley Jan 9, 2013

The University of Florida men's track and field team, the three-time defending NCAA Indoor Champion and 2012 NCAA Outdoor Champion, is ranked No. 2 in the 2013 U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Poll, released Tuesday by the New Orleans-based organization. The 2012 SEC Indoor Champion Gator women enter the season ranked preseason No. 5, continuing to build off a stellar 2012 campaign. (via www.gatorzone.com)

Where Are They Now? Matt Mizereck Danny Duncan Jan 7, 2013

Former Leon standout Matt Mizereck had an incredible high school career winning six individual state championships, one runner-up title, a third place finish, and three team state championships. Along with dominating the state competition, Matt also took his talents up to North Carolina and won a national championship in the 5k at New balance Outdoor Nationals his senior year as well as being a Foot Locker Finalist in cross country. Mizereck chose to compete for the University of Florida and represent the Gators. Find out what he has been doing along with his future plans.

NCAA Champion Men's 4x4 Honored At USTFCCCA Convention Todd Grasley Dec 18, 2012

Florida's men's 4x400-meter relay team, comprised of Dedric Dukes (Miami, Fla.), Hugh Graham, Jr. (Miami, Fla.), Leonardo Seymore (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) and Tony McQuay (Riviera Beach, Fla.), will be honored at the USTFCCCA Convention on Tuesday in Orlando, Fla. (via www.gatorzone.com)

Donnie Lee commits to the University of Florida Tim Loreman Dec 6, 2012

With the beginning of Indoor Season the first batch of commitments are usually announced with the first signing period following later in February.  Donnie Lee is the first committed announcement and will apparently be heading to the University of Florida for the 2013-2014 season.

West Shore's Sarah Day Caps Off Senior Season With UF Commitment Todd Grasley Nov 14, 2012

Sarah Day started running for West Shore as a seventh grader and has seen her times drop tremendously over the years. Day has excelled both on the cross country course and on the track. Recently, she sustained an injury that ended her cross country career. However, that same weekend, she had some great news as well, as she announced she will be running collegiately for the University of Florida.

In Her Own Words: Bryce Seymour Bryce Seymour Nov 13, 2012

Hey Flrunners! What an exciting last two weeks it has been. I can’t believe we have already finished districts and regionals and that the state meet is in just a couple of days. Districts and regionals are always a mix of emotions for me.

Sebring Standout Is Newest Gator Commit Todd Grasley Oct 26, 2012

Sebring senior Taylor Tubbs has made a huge impact on the Blue Streak program the four years she has been a member. She has served as cross country and track captains and holds school records in the 800, 1600, 3200, and 5k. Recently, Tubbs commited to the University of Florida. She tells flrunners what went into the decision, what she is looking forward to, and much more!

Freshman XC Athlete Julie Macedo Tabbed SEC Women's Runner of the Week Sep 5, 2012

First-year Gator cross country runner Julie Macedo (Wilmington, Del.) reeled in UF's initial SEC Cross Country Athlete of the Week honor of the season Tuesday, tabbed this week's SEC Women's Runner of the Week after her season-opening two-mile victory at the Western Carolina Invitational Aug. 31. (via www.gatorzone.com)

Road To London: Genevieve LaCaze Amy Simpson Jul 25, 2012

After a debate in June ended in her favor, University of Florida student Genevieve LaCaze will be running for her home country of Australia in the 2012 Olympics. For her, the road from Australia to Florida to London has been long but well worth it.

Hall, Sanders Anchor Relay Teams To Gold In Barcelona Todd Grasley Jul 16, 2012

Two incoming University of Florida freshman brough home gold in Barcelona at the IAAF World Junior Championships.  Class of 2012 stars Shayla Sanders (Boyd Anderson) and Arman Hall (St. Thomas Aquinas) anchored their respective relay squads to new world junior leading times and a spot on top of the podium.

Gators Place 38 on the 2012 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll Todd Grasley Jul 11, 2012

 The University of Florida track and field programs were honored by the SEC, as a total of 38 student-athletes were named to the 2012 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll released by league commissioner Mike Slive this week. The list featured 15 athletes from the men's track and field roster and 23 athletes from the women's track and field squad. (via Gatorzone)

Dendy finds Gold in Mexico! Stephen Lee Jul 7, 2012

Friday members of Team USA claimed a total of 22 medals, which included nine gold medals, during the opening day of the North America-Central America and Caribbean Under-23 (NACAC U-23) Championships in Guanajuato, Mexico. Competition continues Saturday and Sunday.

Salute To Seniors: Devin McDermott - Lakewood Ranch Todd Grasley Jul 7, 2012

It was a great 2011-2012 in both cross country and track across the Sunshine State. Many of our seniors will soon be on their way to start their college careers both athletically and academically so we wanted to salute them one more time in this special feature.

Salute To Seniors: Shelby Davidson - Cocoa Beach Todd Grasley Jun 24, 2012

It was a great 2011-2012 in both cross country and track across the Sunshine State. Many of our seniors will soon be on their way to start their college careers both athletically and academically so we wanted to salute them one more time in this special feature.

McQuay Decides To Forego Senior Season For Pro Career Todd Grasley Jun 19, 2012

Junior Tony McQuay has had a nice year in 2012. The sprinter started off winning the U.S. Championships in June, then won his first NCAA indoor title in the 400 meters and last week he won his first NCAA outdoor title in the 400 meters as well as Florida’s first 4x400-meter relay NCAA title. (via The Independent Florida Alligator )

It's A Family Thing: Mark Mutz Is Newest Gator Todd Grasley May 25, 2012

Blue and orange runs ramped in the Mutz household. The tradition will continue when Lakeland Christian senior Mark Mutz heads to the University of Florida. Mutz will become the sixth member of his family to become a Gator, but the first to go there for both academics and athletics. He says it was a decision that came down to the final hours.

Salute To Seniors: Shayla Sanders - Boyd Anderson Todd Grasley May 23, 2012

It was a great 2011-2012 in both cross country and track across the Sunshine State. Many of our seniors will soon be on their way to start their college careers both athletically and academically so we wanted to salute them one more time in this special feature.

Salute To Seniors: Derek Bolser - P.K. Yonge Todd Grasley May 21, 2012

It was a great 2011-2012 in both cross country and track across the Sunshine State. Many of our seniors will soon be on their way to start their college careers both athletically and academically so we wanted to salute them one more time in this special feature.

Vaulting Onto The National Stage Todd Grasley May 15, 2012

My first sighting of Mason Cathey is burned on my retina like a sunspot. It was February of 1997, and it was my first day as volunteer pole vault coach at Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville, Florida.(via Running Times )

McDermott's A Gator Todd Grasley May 8, 2012

Several days after anchoring the Lakewood Ranch ladies to a state championship in the 4x800m relay senior Devin McDermott announced she will be running collegiately for the University of Florida. She says the recruiting process was definitely overwhelming, but at the end of the day she had to focus on what was going to benefit her most and which place just felt right.

Whittaker Named SEC Co-Women's Runner of the Week Todd Grasley Apr 11, 2012

Junior sprinter Lanie Whittaker (Miami, Fla.) has been named the Southeastern Conference Co-Women's Runner of the Week for her phenomenal performances at the 68th Annual Pepsi Florida Relays this past weekend, the league offices in Birmingham, Ala. announced Tuesday. (via www.gatorzone.com)

Demps Runs Nation's Fastest 100 Meters En Route to Texas Relays Title Todd Grasley Apr 2, 2012

Senior sprinter Jeff Demps (Winter Garden, Fla.) claimed the men's 100 meters university crown at the 85th Annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays on a breezy Saturday afternoon. The fourth and final day of competition at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas, Austin proved to be a windy one, with nearly every race marked as wind-aided. (via www.gatorzone.com)

Three-Peat Complete! Gator Men Win Third Consecutive NCAA Indoor Championship Todd Grasley Mar 12, 2012

Three was the lucky number for the Gators on Saturday night. Three consecutive team NCAA Championships. Three straight individual 60 meter titles for sprinter Jeff Demps (Winter Garden, Fla.). Three individual NCAA crowns for Demps, junior sprinter Tony McQuay (Riviera Beach, Fla.) and junior jumper Omar Craddock (Killeen, Texas). Third straight year that the Gator men have had to overcome adversity to take it all. (via www.gatorzone.com)

Marquee Day for Marquis Dendy as Gator Men Lead the Way at SEC Indoor Championships Feb 26, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. � The Florida men's and women's track and field teams had a stellar second day on Saturday at the Southeastern Conference Indoor Championships at the University of Kentucky. The No. 2-ranked Gator men, highlighted by three victories courtesy of freshman jumper Marquis Dendy (Middleton, Del.), senior multi-event athlete Gray Horn (Waynesfield, Ohio) and junior thrower Jeremy Postin (Auburndale, Fla.), are on top of the leaderboard heading into the final day of competition with 50 points, while the No. 6-ranked women of the Orange and Blue are in second with 40 points, a mere eight points behind SEC leader Arkansas as they prepare for day three. (via www.gatorzone.com)

Women's Track and Field Wins 2012 SEC Indoor Championship Todd Grasley Feb 25, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The No. 6 University of Florida women's track and field team claimed the 2012 Southeastern Conference Indoor Championship, its second indoor league team crown in the last three years and the seventh indoor team title for the Gator women, on Sunday at the E.J. Nutter Field House on the campus of the University of Kentucky. (via www.gatorzone.com)

Trans World Sport Profile: Christian Taylor Todd Grasley Feb 16, 2012

Trans World Sport profile the reigning men's Triple Jump World Champion, Christian Taylor. After his stunning victory at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, Trans World Sport travel to Gainesville to meet the former Florida Gator as he gets ready for the 2012 season.

Women's 4x400 Relay Leads the Way in New Mexico Todd Grasley Feb 11, 2012

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. and SEATTLE, Wash. The women's 4x400 meter relay team, composed of Lanie Whittaker (Miami, Fla.), Alishea Usery (St. Louis, Mo.), Bria Goodson (Orange Park, Fla.) and Ebony Eutsey (Miami, Fla.), capped off a stellar evening for the Florida track and field teams at the Don Kirby Collegiate Elite, hosted by the University of New Mexico at the Albuquerque Convention Center. (via www.gatorzone.com)

Florida Track and Field Signs 12 for 2013 Campaign Todd Grasley Feb 8, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. The University of Florida track and field program, on the heels of top-10 recruiting classes in 2012, has inked 12 student-athletes for the 2013 season, head coach Mike Holloway announced on Wednesday. This class includes eight state champions and several athletes that have international experience. (via www.gatorzone.com)

Demps Named SEC Men's Runner of the Week Todd Grasley Feb 8, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla.  Junior sprinter Jeff Demps (Winter Garden, Fla.) has been named the Southeastern Conference Men's Runner of the Week for his outstanding performance at the Virginia Tech Elite Meet this past weekend, the league offices in Birmingham, Ala. announced Tuesday. (via www.gatorzone.com)

Destinee Gause Commits to Florida Dec 13, 2011

Destinee Gause, a senior at Reynoldsburg High School has decided to continue her academic and running career at the University of Florida.  Gause has a remarkable 12 indoor and outdoor state championship titles and an additional four runner up finishes at state championship meets.  On top of that, Gause was also on both the 4x400m Relay and 4x200m Relay State Record setting teams as a freshman.  Gause also won the 2011 USATF National Junior Olympic Championship in the 200m Dash this past summer.

USA TODAY All-USA Track and Field Teams Announced Aug 15, 2011

USA TODAY has announced its All-USA Track and Field Team and Florida was well represented with three athletes on the girl's team and six on the boys. Athletes were divided up into five categories: sprints, distances, hurdles, jumps, and throws.   In all, five Ohio athletes were selected to the USA TODAY All-USA Team.  All athletes from Ohio were from the Jumps and Hurdles categories.  Three females, Taylor Burke of Medina, Maddie Morrow of Hoover as well as Kaila Barber of Midpark were selected to the All-USA Team.  On the guys side, to-be seniors Jacob Blankenship of Gahanna Lincoln and Berea's Donovan Robertson were selected.

Bowerman Voting Now Open - Vote for our Floridians! Jason Byrne Aug 1, 2011

Well, Florida, we did it before... let's do it again! You all played a crucial role in supporting Jenny Barringer in her bid two years ago for the Bowerman Award--which is the Heisman Trophy of college track & field.  Now it's our chance again! There are actually two guys representing Florida universities up for it (out of three total!):  Christian Taylor of the University of Florida and Ngoni Makusha of Florida State. Vote with your heart, vote with your mind... but most importantly just VOTE!

Taylor Burke Heads South, Commits to the University of Florida Nov 21, 2010

(Photos Courtesy of Connie Roys)  Taylor Burke has verbally committed to the University of Florida to continue her education and track and field career.  Burke is the reigning Nike Indoor Nationals champion and two time defending Ohio State Champion in Division 1 in the High Jump.

Jimmy Clark Commits to UF Todd Grasley Nov 9, 2010

Long before Jimmy Clark was tearing up cross country courses he was terrorizing soccer fields.  At age 13, he switched sports and little did he know how well that decision would paid off for him!  The Creekside senior, who set the state's fastest 5k time of 14:53.29 at the FLRunners.com Invitational, announced this weekend that he's made a verbal pledge to join the Florida Gators next fall.  

Eddie Lovett Commits to UF Jason Byrne May 12, 2010

Fresh off of his blazing 110H victory at state (13.46 national leader), Eddie Lovett announced tonight that he has committed to attend the University of Florida next year!  Congrats to Eddie and the Gators!

Gator Men Win NCAA Indoor Championship UF Press Release Mar 14, 2010

 The No. 1 University of Florida men’s track and field team captured the first NCAA Indoor Championship in program history on Saturday night, scoring 57 total team points and the Gator women placed fourth to cap off one of the most successful national meets in program history at the Randal Tyson Track Center on the campus of the University of Arkansas.

2010 College Signings - Why They Chose Their Schools Feb 5, 2010

College signings are always interesting to see, but everybody wonders why one athlete chose one schol and why another athlete chose a different school.  Inside you will find out why certain athletes chose the school that they did in their own words.  This article will be updated throughout February as more responses are returned.  

Matt Mizereck Makes College Choice Jason Byrne Dec 5, 2009

It may not be the happiest day in Gator nation after their loss on the football field to Alabama, but at least there is some very good news for cross country and track fans!  Matt Mizereck, the top Florida qualifier at Foot Locker South, has chosen to put on the orange and blue next year.  More inside this article...

Gators Men, Women Garner High Preseason Regional Ranks Sep 14, 2009

The University of Florida men's and women's cross country teams earned high preseason regional rankings, according the USTFCCCA poll released Monday. The women were picked second and the men fourth in the South Region.

Florida Gators: Men's Cross Country Preview Sep 11, 2009

The 2009 men's cross country team is looking to use the experience of its 12 returning runners and the talent of its new runners to have a memorable season. Last year, the Gators placed fourth in both the NCAA South Regional and the Southeastern Conference Championships.

Florida Gators: Women's Cross Country Preview Sep 9, 2009

The women's cross country team is slated for success in 2009. After finishing second to Arkansas at the 2008 Southeastern Conference Championship by only seven points, the Gators were predicted to win the 2009 conference title by the league's coaches.

Follow the Florida Gators on Twitter Sep 2, 2009

The University of Florida cross country program and has launched its own Twitter page to follow all the action as the Gators begin the 2009 season.

Florida Track and Field Notebook: Aug. 24 Aug 24, 2009

The Alabama men's cross country team wrapped up its first week of practice under cross country coach Joe Walker who is entering his ninth season with the Crimson Tide.The University of Florida's track and field student-athletes returned to campus on Monday, energized for the start of the 2009-10 season, as they reported for their first day of classes in the fall 2009 semester.

Former Gator Clement, USA Advance To Finals of 4x400m Aug 22, 2009

Former Florida standout Kerron Clement, the 2009 World Champion in the 400-meter hurdles, and the United States 4x400-meter relay on Saturday posted the fastest time in the preliminary round to advance to the finals of the event.

UF's Shara Proctor Advances to Long Jump Finals at World Championships Aug 21, 2009

The UMass men's cross country team has been chosen to repeat as Atlantic 10 champions, while the women's squad was tabbed seventh in the voting by the league's head coaches, the conference office announced this week.Senior Florida jumper Shara Proctor, who captured three Southeastern Conference Championships for the Gators in 2009, on Friday advanced to the finals of the women's long jump at the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics.

Former Gator Joseph Moves On In 800m at Worlds Aug 21, 2009

Former Florida middle-distance runner Moise Joseph, representing his native Haiti, advanced to the semifinals of the 800-meter run at the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics at Berlin, Germany.

Former Gator Kerron Clement Wins 400mH World Championship Aug 18, 2009

Marek Niit, Wallace Spearmon, Jr. and Christin Wurth-Thomas competed Tuesday.Former University of Florida track and field standout Kerron Clement captured the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Athletics title in the men's 400-meter hurdles on Tuesday at Berlin, Germany.

Former Gator Hazel Clark Comes Up Just Short at World Championships Aug 17, 2009

Dorian Ulrey competed in the semifinals of the 1,500 meters and Veronica Campbell-Brown took fourth in the 100-meter finals on day three of competition at the 2009 IAAF World Championships.Former Florida standout Hazel Clark ran a season-best time of 1:59.96 in the semifinals of the women's 800-meter run on Tuesday at the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics, but came up just short of advancing to the event's finals.

Two Former Gators Advance at IAAF World Championships Aug 15, 2009

Dorian Ulrey and Tyson Gay qualified for the semifinals in their respective events, while Amy Yoder Begley finished sixth with a career-best time in the women's 10,000-meter final.Former Florida track and field athletes Kerron Clement and Novlene Williams-Mills each won their heats and advanced to the semifinal rounds of their respective events on Saturday at the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics at Berlin, Germany.

Kevkhishvili, Proctor and Several Former T&F Gators Head to World Championships Aug 14, 2009

The La Salle cross country schedule was released, with several top races on tap for the Explorers.Florida track and field athletes Mariam Kevkhishvili and Shara Proctor, and several former Gators are in Berlin, Germany, to participate in the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics, which begin on Saturday and continue through Aug. 23.

From Hard Work Came A Champion: Florida's Gray Horn Aug 2, 2009

University of Florida track and field athletes took home a pair of gold medals on the final day of the 2009 Pan Am Junior Track and Field Championships Sunday at Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, Trinidad.Lessons from his grandfather and work on a farm as a teenager taught Florida decathlete Gray Horn the discipline and work-ethic he needed to become an SEC Champion.

Track and Field's Wynne Sets Pan Am Record in 400m Hurdles Aug 1, 2009

University of Florida track and field athletes took home a pair of gold medals on the final day of the 2009 Pan Am Junior Track and Field Championships Sunday at Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, Trinidad.Lessons from his grandfather and work on a farm as a teenager taught Florida decathlete Gray Horn the discipline and work-ethic he needed to become an SEC Champion. Florida hurdler William Wynne broke a 12-year old Pan Am Junior Championships record in the preliminaries of the men's 400-meter hurdles on Saturday to highlight the Gators' participation in the event.

Horn, Usery Complete Day One of Pan Am Championships Jul 31, 2009

University of Florida track and field athletes took home a pair of gold medals on the final day of the 2009 Pan Am Junior Track and Field Championships Sunday at Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, Trinidad.Lessons from his grandfather and work on a farm as a teenager taught Florida decathlete Gray Horn the discipline and work-ethic he needed to become an SEC Champion. Florida hurdler William Wynne broke a 12-year old Pan Am Junior Championships record in the preliminaries of the men's 400-meter hurdles on Saturday to highlight the Gators' participation in the event. Florida decathlete Gray Horn currently is in second place through five events and sprinter Alishea Usery finished fourth in the finals of the women's 400-meter dash to wrap up the opening day of the 2009 Pan American Junior Championships.

Cross Country Announces 2009 Schedule Jul 21, 2009

Cross country coach Todd Morgan announced the 2009 schedule, which features four regular-season meets before the postseason kicks off with the Southeastern Conference Championship in Oxford, Miss.

Seven Gators Named to USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Jul 14, 2009

University of Florida track and field athletes took home a pair of gold medals on the final day of the 2009 Pan Am Junior Track and Field Championships Sunday at Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, Trinidad.Lessons from his grandfather and work on a farm as a teenager taught Florida decathlete Gray Horn the discipline and work-ethic he needed to become an SEC Champion. Florida hurdler William Wynne broke a 12-year old Pan Am Junior Championships record in the preliminaries of the men's 400-meter hurdles on Saturday to highlight the Gators' participation in the event. Florida decathlete Gray Horn currently is in second place through five events and sprinter Alishea Usery finished fourth in the finals of the women's 400-meter dash to wrap up the opening day of the 2009 Pan American Junior Championships.Seven University of Florida track and field athletes have been named to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association's list of 2009 All-Academic Team.

Renowned Jumps Coach Dick Booth Joins Florida Track and Field Staff Jul 14, 2009

University of Florida track and field athletes took home a pair of gold medals on the final day of the 2009 Pan Am Junior Track and Field Championships Sunday at Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, Trinidad.Lessons from his grandfather and work on a farm as a teenager taught Florida decathlete Gray Horn the discipline and work-ethic he needed to become an SEC Champion. Florida hurdler William Wynne broke a 12-year old Pan Am Junior Championships record in the preliminaries of the men's 400-meter hurdles on Saturday to highlight the Gators' participation in the event. Florida decathlete Gray Horn currently is in second place through five events and sprinter Alishea Usery finished fourth in the finals of the women's 400-meter dash to wrap up the opening day of the 2009 Pan American Junior Championships.Seven University of Florida track and field athletes have been named to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association's list of 2009 All-Academic Team.Renowned jumps coach Dick Booth, who has spent the past 27 years helping to build Arkansas into a national power, has been named assistant track and field coach at the University of Florida, head coach Mike Holloway announced Tuesday.

Mesic Ninth in Shot Put at World University Games Jul 8, 2009

University of Florida track and field athletes took home a pair of gold medals on the final day of the 2009 Pan Am Junior Track and Field Championships Sunday at Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, Trinidad.Lessons from his grandfather and work on a farm as a teenager taught Florida decathlete Gray Horn the discipline and work-ethic he needed to become an SEC Champion. Florida hurdler William Wynne broke a 12-year old Pan Am Junior Championships record in the preliminaries of the men's 400-meter hurdles on Saturday to highlight the Gators' participation in the event. Florida decathlete Gray Horn currently is in second place through five events and sprinter Alishea Usery finished fourth in the finals of the women's 400-meter dash to wrap up the opening day of the 2009 Pan American Junior Championships.Seven University of Florida track and field athletes have been named to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association's list of 2009 All-Academic Team.Renowned jumps coach Dick Booth, who has spent the past 27 years helping to build Arkansas into a national power, has been named assistant track and field coach at the University of Florida, head coach Mike Holloway announced Tuesday. Florida thrower Kemal Mesic posted a ninth-place finish in the men's shot put on Tuesday evening at the World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia.

Proctor Wins Anguila's First-Ever Gold Medal Jul 8, 2009

University of Florida track and field athletes took home a pair of gold medals on the final day of the 2009 Pan Am Junior Track and Field Championships Sunday at Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, Trinidad.Lessons from his grandfather and work on a farm as a teenager taught Florida decathlete Gray Horn the discipline and work-ethic he needed to become an SEC Champion. Florida hurdler William Wynne broke a 12-year old Pan Am Junior Championships record in the preliminaries of the men's 400-meter hurdles on Saturday to highlight the Gators' participation in the event. Florida decathlete Gray Horn currently is in second place through five events and sprinter Alishea Usery finished fourth in the finals of the women's 400-meter dash to wrap up the opening day of the 2009 Pan American Junior Championships.Seven University of Florida track and field athletes have been named to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association's list of 2009 All-Academic Team.Renowned jumps coach Dick Booth, who has spent the past 27 years helping to build Arkansas into a national power, has been named assistant track and field coach at the University of Florida, head coach Mike Holloway announced Tuesday. Florida thrower Kemal Mesic posted a ninth-place finish in the men's shot put on Tuesday evening at the World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia.Florida's Shara Proctor captured the first gold medal in a championship event in the history of her native Anguila, by capturing the long jump title this past week at the 22nd Central American and Caribbean Athletics Championships at Havana's Estadio Panamericano.

Track and Field's Usery, Wynne Advance to Pan Am Games Jun 28, 2009

University of Florida track and field athletes took home a pair of gold medals on the final day of the 2009 Pan Am Junior Track and Field Championships Sunday at Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, Trinidad.Lessons from his grandfather and work on a farm as a teenager taught Florida decathlete Gray Horn the discipline and work-ethic he needed to become an SEC Champion. Florida hurdler William Wynne broke a 12-year old Pan Am Junior Championships record in the preliminaries of the men's 400-meter hurdles on Saturday to highlight the Gators' participation in the event. Florida decathlete Gray Horn currently is in second place through five events and sprinter Alishea Usery finished fourth in the finals of the women's 400-meter dash to wrap up the opening day of the 2009 Pan American Junior Championships.Seven University of Florida track and field athletes have been named to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association's list of 2009 All-Academic Team.Renowned jumps coach Dick Booth, who has spent the past 27 years helping to build Arkansas into a national power, has been named assistant track and field coach at the University of Florida, head coach Mike Holloway announced Tuesday. Florida thrower Kemal Mesic posted a ninth-place finish in the men's shot put on Tuesday evening at the World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia.Florida's Shara Proctor captured the first gold medal in a championship event in the history of her native Anguila, by capturing the long jump title this past week at the 22nd Central American and Caribbean Athletics Championships at Havana's Estadio Panamericano. UF's Alishea Usery and William Wynne each punched their tickets to the upcoming Pan Am Junior Athletics Championships with strong performances on Sunday, the final day of the USA Track and Field Championships.

Track and Field's Moser A Nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year Jun 28, 2009

University of Florida track and field athletes took home a pair of gold medals on the final day of the 2009 Pan Am Junior Track and Field Championships Sunday at Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, Trinidad.Lessons from his grandfather and work on a farm as a teenager taught Florida decathlete Gray Horn the discipline and work-ethic he needed to become an SEC Champion. Florida hurdler William Wynne broke a 12-year old Pan Am Junior Championships record in the preliminaries of the men's 400-meter hurdles on Saturday to highlight the Gators' participation in the event. Florida decathlete Gray Horn currently is in second place through five events and sprinter Alishea Usery finished fourth in the finals of the women's 400-meter dash to wrap up the opening day of the 2009 Pan American Junior Championships.Seven University of Florida track and field athletes have been named to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association's list of 2009 All-Academic Team.Renowned jumps coach Dick Booth, who has spent the past 27 years helping to build Arkansas into a national power, has been named assistant track and field coach at the University of Florida, head coach Mike Holloway announced Tuesday. Florida thrower Kemal Mesic posted a ninth-place finish in the men's shot put on Tuesday evening at the World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia.Florida's Shara Proctor captured the first gold medal in a championship event in the history of her native Anguila, by capturing the long jump title this past week at the 22nd Central American and Caribbean Athletics Championships at Havana's Estadio Panamericano. UF's Alishea Usery and William Wynne each punched their tickets to the upcoming Pan Am Junior Athletics Championships with strong performances on Sunday, the final day of the USA Track and Field Championships.Senior University of Florida pole vaulter Natalie Moser has been named one of 418 college and university nominees for the 19th annual NCAA Woman of the Year award, the NCAA announced.

Jeff Demps Will Wear Orange and Blue Jason Byrne Jan 11, 2008

Jeff Demps, the US #2 returning at 100 meters and is also one of the top football prospects in the country.  The 10.25 sprinter announced today on ESPNU that he will be attending the University of Florida in 2008.  After many deliberations and visits he decided on UF over Tennessee and Kentucky.

FSU Men Ranked #1 in Preseason Indoor Poll Jason Byrne Dec 21, 2007

I suppose it is only appropriate that the back-to-back national outdoor champions are slated in the #1 position headed into the collegiate indoor track & field season.  Despite two outdoor national crowns, the Seminoles have yet to win a national indoor title.  Last season, they finished second to Wisconsin.The indoor preason rankings are not, however, a subjective rankings; to determine the positions they analyze the best returning times from last indoor season.  With superstar Walter Dix and a great group of othes returning for the Noles this year indoor and back-to-back-to-back outdoor titles are certainly within reach.Giving the Seminoles company in the top five is the University of Florida.  The Gators, no doubt proud of Heisman winner Tim Tebow, should also be proud of their indoor track program--ranked #4. The Gators also have the only women's team preason ranked in the national top 25 indoors.  The Lady Gators find themselves in 13th position.Congrats to both teams!  GO 'NOLES! (and although I can't bring myself to say it without putting it parenthesis since I bleed garnet and gold--GO GATORS!)

Clement Wins 400mH Gold Medal At IAAF World Championships UF Press Release Aug 28, 2007

Former University of Florida star Kerron Clement became just the fourth Gator male to win a world track & field championship on Tuesday morning, as he claimed gold in the 400mH at the 2007 IAAF World Championships in Osaka, Japan. Clement crossed the line in 47.61, the world’s fastest outdoor time in 2007, to win his first-career world championship. He outdistanced Felix Sanchez of the Dominican Republic by a full four tenths of a second to take the win, and fell just shy of his personal-best mark of 47.24.

Steven Hassen's True Colors Jason Byrne Feb 28, 2003

Steven Hassen lets his true colors shine through: Orange and Blue. He has made a decision to go to the University of Florida. We sat down to talk with Steven about this decision, nutrition, shoes, and 80's movies!

Deak, Hall Win HS Mile @ UF Indoors Jason Byrne Feb 10, 2003

Ryan Deak and Courtney Hall won the high school elite mile at UF Indoors. Alan Webb made an appearance in the 800m and many other college stars came out at the O'Connell Center in Gainesville.