The Florida Gators track and field teams will be in action today at the Tom Jones Memorial Classic. As we said last time we got together to talk track and field, the Tom Jones Memorial Classic is a big-deal in Gainesville, Florida. The men's team will enter the meet ranked No. 1 in the country (266.06 points) and the women's team will enter ranked No. 7 (186.14 points).
The Gators will compete alongside athletes from Bethune-Cookman, Brown, UCF, Florida A&M, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Florida Tech, McKendree, Ohio State and Tampa. Also in the field will be former Gators track and field standouts Will Claye and Christian Taylor. Both Claye and Taylor will be using the event as a tune-up to the 2012 Olympic Team Trials or to qualify directly to the summer Olympics this year in London, England.
After the the jump, the schedule of events and viewing information.
In action for the Gator women are:
Ashley Miller and Fidela James (hammer throw), Ciarra Brewer, Lorraine Graham and Daniela Griffin (long jump), Rebecca Goldring and Alexis Muniz (high jump, Katrina Dekrey, Ashley Favors, Brittany Harrell and Paige Morton (100 meter hurdles), Keely Medeiros, James, and Arlitha Mackey (shot put), Stephanie Strasser (3,000 meter run), Medeiros, Miller, Kaitlin Davis and Manuela Burtsher (discus), Alishea Usery and Michelle Stegall (400 meter dash), Darshay Davis (100 meter dash), Trish Leger (triple jump), Cory McGee, Agata Strausa, Lanie Whittaker and Brittany Koziara (800 meter run), Burtsher and Harrell (javelin), Usery, Monique Harris and Paige Morton (400 meter hurdles), Melanie Brown and Caitlin Schuessler (pole vault), Ebony Eutsey (200 meter dash), and Mandy Perkins, Sarah Davis, Strasser, Shelby Hayes, Genevieve LaCaze and Strausa (1,500 meter run),
The Gator women will also run their "A" team in both the 4x100 meter relay and 4x400 meter relay.
In action for the Gator men are:
Jeremy Postin, David Triassi and David Levin (hammer throw), Levin, Gray Horn, Postin and Triassi (discus), Harsha Torke and Michael Anderson (3,000 meter steeplechase), Ryan Summers, Frankie Hammond Jr. and Dwight Barbiasz (high jump), Josh Pederson and Omar Craddock (long jump), Eddie Lovett and William Wynne (110 meter hurdles), JL Hines and Eddie Garcia (3,000 meter run), Anthony Amodio and Max Lang (pole vault), Hugh Graham Jr., Jovon Toppin and Michael Burris (400 meter dash), Hunter Joyer, Postin and Horn (shot put), Jeff Demps (100 meter dash), Marquis Dendy (triple jump), Luc Lawrence, Daniel Wehunt and John Mitchell (800 meter run), Horn, Stipe Zunic and Zane Breakiron (javelin), Wynne (400 meter hurdles), Dedric Dukes, Tony McQuay, Leonardo Seymore and Demps (200 meter dash), and Tyler Cardillo and Mitchell (1,500 meter run).
Like the women's team, the Gator men will also run their "A" team in both the 4x100 meter and 4x400 meter relays. The men's team will also run their "B" team in the 4x400.
The meet is scheduled to being at 12:00 p.m. ET on Saturday. If you can't attend the meet, which is free to the public, you can follow all of the action online with up-to-the-minute results courtesy of Delta Timing.