The Florida Gators men's track and field team will begin it's run towards a third straight NCAA outdoor title today at the FSU Relays as they begin their 2014 outdoor season today. A contingent of six hurdlers and nineteen distance runners are scheduled to participate today, with the distance runners scheduled for the Friday Distance Showcase that will begin shortly after 6:00 p.m.
Colleges and high schools from Florida will be joined at the relays from schools from Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, South Carolina and Tennessee, along with a few other states from up north.
The 35th edition of the FSU Relays will once again be staged at Mike Long Track, which has been home to Florida State track and field for over half a century. Running events at the event today are scheduled to begin around 2:00 p.m. as Arman Hall and Moriel Pitt get things going for the Gators in the 110m hurdles.
Also in action today for the Gators will be Tyjah Eady, Ashley Favors, Ryann McEnany and Skylar Ross-Ransom in the women's 110m hurdles, while the distance runners will be mostly backups expect for Jimmy Clark and Mark Parrish. The quick turnaround from the indoor season last week doesn't allow for much rest, so the majority of the team will sit this one out and join back up in the competition next week in Orlando.
You'll be able to follow all the live timing online courtesy of Half-Mile Timing, but please note that there are a lot of high schools in action today as well so you'll have to make sure to click on university button to view the Gators' times.
Heat sheets and a full schedule of events can be viewed from meet central at Seminoles.com but all times listed are central time so remember to make the necessary adjustments.