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Florida Gators See Multiple Athletes Qualify For Finals At Texas Relays

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The men's Florida Gators track and field team had a successful Friday at the 85th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays. Heading into Friday, the Gators were counting on Jeff Demps and Eddie Lovett to qualify for the finals on Saturday and they figured that Stipe Zunic had a good shot at winning the javelin.

Well, the Gators went three for three.

Demps qualified for the 100 meter dash final, Lovett qualified for the 110 meter hurdle final and Zunic won the javelin title. Zunic has now won back-to-back javelin titles (UCF Invitational and Texas Relays) to open the season. Demps and Lovett will compete on Saturday in their respective finals.

Demps qualified in the 4th position with a time of 10.29 seconds. He finished roughly a tenth of a second behind Prezel Hardy Jr. of Texas A&M who finished 1st. Lovett on the other hand, qualified 5th with a time of 13.94 seconds and was roughly two tenths of a second off the lead pace.

The only other event on the day for the Gators on the men's side of things was the 4x100 relay team. The team consisted of Demps, Hugh Graham Jr., Leonardo Seymore and Dedric Dukes. Their time of 39.73 seconds was good enough to qualify for the finals in 7th place.

Also at the Texas Relays on Friday (and I know I do a poor job of covering them but that will change) the women's team was in action. Senior jumper Daniela Griffin won the long jump title with a distance of 6.25 meters. She accomplished that distance on her first jump and won the title by .03 meters over Brittany Porter of LSU.

For the events (read: finals) on Saturday, you can either follow the live stats online at or watch it on your television courtesy of the Longhorn Network.