The Florida Gators track and field team will split up this weekend for the first time all season. With the SEC Indoor Championships in two weeks, the distance runners will head to Husky Classic in Seattle, Washington while everyone else will head to New Mexico for the Don Kirby Albuquerque Elite Meet.
The Gators head into Friday's (and Saturday's) meet in New Mexico and Washington ranked No. 2 overall in the latest USTFCCCA poll.
The Don Kirby Elite meet, which begins Friday and is hosted by the University of New Mexico is a one-day meet is scheduled to begin with field events at 4:15 p.m ET and conclude with track events starting at 7:30 p.m. ET. Aside from the Gators, the Don Kirby Elite meet only has a handful (at best) of good programs scheduled to compete. Texas (No. 4) and Stanford (No. 7) are the other ranked programs.
The Husky Classic on the other hand -- which is a two-day meet beginning Friday and continuing on Saturday -- has a stunning field of competitors. That's not even mentioning the 120-entries in the one mile run. Arizona (No. 5), Stanford (No. 7), Minnesota (No. 10), Ohio State (No. 15), Wisconsin (No. 17), Oregon (No. 21) and Arizona State (No. 24) among others will compete against the Gators for supremacy.
The Dempsey Indoor facility -- which doubles as Washington's indoor practice facility -- is widely considered to be the fastest track in the country.
Live stats for the Don Kirby Elite Invitational will be provided by GoLobos.com. Stats for the Husky Classic can be found here, and live video of the meet can be found here or here courtesy of FloTrack.org.