The Florida Gators track and field teams are in Fayetteville, Arkansas this weekend for the 2013 NCAA Indoor National Championships, and they've got a good shot at winning it.
The Florida Gators men's track and field teams have won the last three NCAA Indoor Track and Field National Championships. They will attempt to make it four-in-a-row beginning today at 6:30 p.m. ET when Marquis Dendy takes to the field for the long jump. The action for the women's side of things, begins today at 4:15 p.m. ET with Taylor Burke in the high jump.
The USTFCCCA website, along with the Arkansas Razorbacks' official team athletic website will both be sources for championship central. Coverage of the meet will begin at ArkansasRazorbacks.com beginning at 11:00 a.m. ET on Saturday and at 12:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, but their won't be any Gators participating at such an early time.
In action for the Gators, courtesy of GatorZone, will be:
Friday: Burke (high jump), Dendy (long jump), Cory McGee and Agata Strausa (mile), Eddie Lovett (60m hurdles), Ebony Eutsey (400m), Hugh Graham Jr. and Najee Glass (400m), Sean Obinwa (800m), Kyra Jefferson (200m) and Dedric Dukes (200m).
Saturday: Jeremy Postin and David Triassi (weight throw), McGee and Strausa (mile finals), Omar Craddock and Dendy (triple jump), Ciarra Brewer (triple jump), Lovett (60m hurdles finals), Eutsey (400m finals), Graham Jr. and Glass (400m finals), Obinwa (800m finals) and both men's and women's 4x400m relay teams.
All in all though, there might be a numbers problem for the Gators. The Arkansas men are sending 19 competitors to the championships while the Gators are only sending 11. The Gators will have no room for error this weekend and must take advantage of nearly everything in order to capture that fourth championship in a row.
The meet will be broadcasted live by ESPN3 beginning on Friday at 6:30 p.m. ET and on Saturday beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET. Both broadcasts will continue on until the conclusion of the events on those respective days. As per usual, ESPNU will air a highlight package on Sunday, March 17th at 7:00 p.m. ET.
Flash Results will once again handle all the official timing and online updates.