I'm not sure why this didn't post on Sunday morning. So sorry it's a day late, but I'm guessing system glitch.
The Florida Gators went to Lincoln, Nebraska with one mission in mind and they accomplished it.
In dramatic fashion.
Dedric Dukes was named Husker Invite MVP for his performance in the men's 200 meter sprint as he set a Husker Invite record with his time of 20.95 seconds. Dukes, who is just a sophomore, has an incredible future ahead of him for sure.
Still though, Dukes wasn't the only Gator who shined yesterday. Ciarra Brewer won the women's triple jump with a best distance of 12.94 seconds. Taylor Burke, who fell just short of winning the women's high jump, came in second place with a best height of 1.81 meters. Unfortunately for the rest of the Gators in the field events, there were struggles all around.
In the track events, even though Shayla Sanders was in the consolation final of the women's 60 meter dash, that didn't stop her from running a personal best 7.41 seconds and setting a personal best in the process. In the men's half of the 60 meter consolation finals, Antwan Wright came in first with a time of 6.77 seconds. In that same final, Eddie Lovett finished in fourth-place with a final time of 6.85 seconds.
Sanders recorded her second personal best in the 200 meter consolation final with a time of 24.00 seconds. In the men's 400 meter final, Arman Hall set a personal best with a time of 46.61 seconds which was also good for first-place overall in that event.
As for the 4x400 teams, well, the women finished second overall with a time of 3:37.32 seconds and the men recorded a DNF.
The Gators next head to the FloTrack Husky Invite in Seattle, Washington and the Virginia Tech Elite Meet in Blacksburg, Virgina in a split weekend of competition. This upcoming weekend is the final weekend of competition before the SEC Indoor Championships which will be held in the same venue the Gators were in a week ago down in Fayetteville, Arkansas.