Yes, I know this post is a little late. I am sorry.
The Florida Gators men's and women's track and field teams strong start to the 2012 Drake Relays on Friday continued on Saturday as the teams combined to win four overall titles (three individual, one relay) throughout the course of the meet. Eddie Lovett, Jeremy Postin and Stipe Zunic all won individual titles for the men and Ciarra Brewer won the lone individual title on the women's team.
The Gators foursome of Dedric Dukes, Tony McQuay, Leonardo Seymore and Hugh Graham Jr. also won men's 4x400 meter relay. Their victory over second place Arkansas was by 0.06 seconds.
As always, important results after the jump.
We know by now that one of the best javelin throwers in the country is the Gators' Zunic. Well, he continued his great season by winning the javelin for the fifth-consecutive time this season with a best distance of 74.61 meters. He's got a great shot at not only winning the SEC Championship but also the NCAA Championship later this summer.
Also on Friday, the men's 4x400 meter relay team qualified for -- which they would later win -- the finals with a time of 3:08.80 seconds. Their winning time in the finals was 3:02.41 seconds. A great improvement indeed, though I'm not sure on the wind factor.
Marquis Dendy had a disappointing finish in the long jump with a best distance of 7.02 meters. He finished twelfth overall, but it's just a minor blip on the radar screen this year. He's had a fantastic season thus far and is a legitimate threat to win big later this summer.
To wrap things up on Friday, the duo in the women's shot put for the Gators finished fourth and twenty-forth. Keely Medeiros and Fidela James had best distances of 16.71 meters and 14.44 meters respectively. Medeiros also finished sixth in the discus with a distance of 52.57 meters.
On Saturday, Omar Craddock and Dendy began things for the Gators with very respectable finishes in the in the triple jump. Craddock finished second with a distance of 16.40 meters and Dendy finished sixth overall with a jump of 15.13 meters. In the women's triple jump, the Gators' Ciarra Brewer won the event with a best distance 13.12 meters.
The other best finisher in the field events was Jeremy Postin. He cruised to a victory in the hammer throw by over four meters with a best distance of 70.73 meters which he accomplished on his sixth and final throw.
Eddie Lovett finished fifth overall in the 110 meter hurdles with 13.89 seconds. Darshay Davis finished second in the women's 100 meter dash finals with a time of 11.45 seconds.
The Gators next compete in the Seminole Twilight Invitational in Tallahassee on May 4th and 5th. The Seminole Twilight is the last event before the SEC Championships begin on May 10th in Baton Rouge.