The Florida Gators track and field teams will send a program-record 28 qualifiers to the NCAA Outdoor Championships next month as 14 women, 11 men and three relays qualified over the three-day NCAA East Prelims that ended yesterday.
The Gators qualified 17 on the last day of the East Prelims (to go along with eight from day-two) as the men look win back-to-back team championships and the women look to finish in the top 5. On the final day of qualifying, Omar Craddock and Jeremy Postin were the only Gators victories of the day. Craddock, who won the triple jump with a distance of 16.04m, will be looking for yet another NCAA crown. Postin won the hammer throw with a best throw of 67.81m.
The only other victories on the final day of the East Prelims for the Gators were Eddie Lovett (110m hurdles) and the men's 4x400m relay team who once again finished in the 3:04s range. All in all, the Gators do have enough qualifiers from both the men's and women's teams to seriously challenge for the NCAA Outdoor Championship.
Full list of qualifiers, women:
- Darshay Davis (100m)
- Destinee Gause and Davis (200m)
- Ebony Eutsey and Laine Whittaker (400m)
- Cory McGee and Agata Strausa (1,500m)
- Florence Ngetich (10,000m)
- Ugonna Ndu (100m and 400m hurdles)
- Lorriane Graham (long jump)
- Ciarra Brewer (triple jump)
- Fawn Miller and Marija Vucenovic (javelin)
- Robin Reynolds, Amani Bryant, Gause and Eutsey (4x400m relay)
Full list of qualifiers, men:
- Dedric Dukes (200m)
- Najee Glass, Hugh Graham Jr. and Arman Hall (400m)
- Sean Obinwa (800m)
- Mark Parrish (3,000m steeplechase)
- Eddie Lovett (110m hurdles)
- Omar Craddock and Marquis Dendy (triple jump)
- Jeremy Postin and Kyle Strawn (hammer throw)
- Antwan Wright, Graham Jr., Leonardo Seymore and Dukes (4x100m relay)
- Glass, Graham Jr., Dukes and Hall (4x400m relay)
The 2013 NCAA Outdoor Championships begin Wednesday, June 5th and will continue until Saturday, June 8th. The Championships will be hosted by the University of Oregon (Track Town, USA) and events will be held at Hayward Field.