The Florida Gators track and field team continued their strong season Saturday with multiple SEC titles to go along with Gray Horn's victory in the heptathlon. Horn won the heptathlon with a total of 5,885 points, beating out second place finisher Gunnar Nixon of Arkansas who amassed 5,841 total points by 44 points. Cory Holman of Georgia ended up in third place after a tough second day.
As a team, the Gators are in good position to capture another SEC Championship. Through five events, the Gators are in first place with 50 total points. Arkansas (who is ranked No. 1) is in second place with 44 points. Georgia, Ole Miss and LSU round out the top five with 24, 20 and 19 points respectively.
In the weight throw, the Gators earned 15 points by virtue of Jeremy Postin's first-place finish and David Triassi's fourth-place finish. Postin won the SEC Championship with a final distance of 21.48m. David Levin finished in a disappointing twelfth after his best distance of 16.18m wasn't good enough to qualify for the finals.
Frankie Hammond Jr. and Dwight Barbiasz finished second and third in the high jump with heights of 2.22m and 2.19m respectively. The Gators as a team earned 14 points from their efforts. Marquis Dendy won his first career SEC Championship (yes, he's a freshman) in the long jump with a distance of 8.06m. His victory gave the Gators the all important 10 first place points. Also in the long jump, Omar Craddock finished eighth and as a result the Gators picked up one point.
Jimmy Clark, Josh Izewski and Matt Mizereck finished out of the top eight and didn't score any points in the 3,000m run.