Beginning today, the Florida Gators track and field teams will be in Eugene, Oregon competing at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Championships at the University of Oregon's historic Hayward Field (Track Town, USA). The Gators, who have a program-record 28 qualifiers participating in the festivities, have as good a chance as hoisting the championship trophy as anyone else does
The Gators' men's team are the defending champions and at the very least look to finish in the top three for fourth time in the last five years. The women's team, who best finish lately was in 2010 (third overall) look prime for a top five finish. You can view the entire schedule from a Gators perspective courtesy of GatorZone.
As for whether or not either the men or women can win the Championships? Well, the men are going to have to get past Texas A&M and Arkansas and the women are going to have to get past Kansas and Texas A&M. And people thought that A&M was added solely because of football. Tsk-tsk.
Lorraine Graham will start things off for the Gators on Wednesday at 4:15 p.m. ET around the same time the Gators' men relay team will begin things in the 4x100m relay. The four day meet will conclude on Saturday, with the last two days primarily being event final days.
The Pac-12 has set up a live stream and will broadcast throughout the meet, with Friday being the only day of exclusive streaming. Both ESPNU and ESPN3 will also be televising and/or streaming the meet whenever the Pac-12 stream is finished for the day. As is almost always the case, FlashResults will be your home for the championships online when it comes to up-to-the-second results and timing.