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Florida men finish second, women fourth at 2013 SEC Outdoor Championships

Both the Florida Gators men's and women's track and field teams fell short of their ultimate goal of winning the SEC Outdoor Championship on Sunday. But the weekend wasn't a total loss.


Despite finishing second to the Arkansas Razorbacks and fourth to Texas A&M at the 2013 SEC Outdoor Championships, respectively, Florida's men and women put on a good show. The Gators won a total of five SEC titles in the field and on the track, including three on Sunday in which the Gators fell short in their comeback attempt.

The three victories for the Gators on Sunday came from Ciarra Brewer and Omar Craddock in the women's and men's triple jump and Marija Vucenovic in the women's discus. Brewer's jump of 13.85m was a personal best, program record, SEC meet record and facility record. Oh, and if that's not enough, the jump was second-best in the NCAA this year.

Other notable finishers include Marquis Dendy, who finished second in the men's triple jump with a best jump of 16.03m, and Fawn Miller, who finished second in the discus with a best throw of 51.30m. The Gators' 4x400m relay teams both finished second, as the men crossed the line with a time 3:04.16s and the women finished with a time of 3:31.44s.

As a reminder, ESPNU will air a 90-minute highlight package of the Championships on Thursday, May 23 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

The Gators will next compete at the 2013 NCAA East Preliminary on May 23 for three days at North Carolina A&T State, as they attempt to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor National Championships. They probably will.