The newly minted No. 2 (men's) and No. 3 (women's) Florida Gators track and field teams handled their business over the weekend in Lexington, Kentucky at the Rod McCravy Memorial with another stellar performance. The Gators ended the weekend with seven event victories and two meet records, as Ciarra Brewer and Eddie Lovett continued their hot start to the season.
Both Brewer and Lovett won their respective events with Brewer setting a meet record in the process. Brewer's distance in the triple jump of 13.33m is the second-best in the country this year and puts her in prime position to qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships in a couple of months. Lovett hit his season-best mark in the 60m hurdles with a time of 7.70s.
Once again though, Jayla Bostic got things going for the Gators with another victory in the women's weight throw with a best distance of 20.46m. Keep in mind that in these early meets that individual and team scoring is usually not calculated.
The third and final victory for the women's team came from Cory McGee who ran through the 3,000m field and finished with a time of 9:18.26s. Fellow Gator Rebekah Greene was hot on her heels and finished with a time of 9:18.44s which was still about four seconds ahead of anybody else.
The men's team also saw victories in the 400m and 800m sprints, with Arman Hall and Sean Obinwa crossing the line in first. Hall's time of 45.84s in the 400m is the seventh-fastest time in Gators history, while Obinwa's 800m time of 1:48.20s was another very solid performance by the senior.
The men's 4x400m relay team once again shattered the competition and set another meet record in the process. The foursome of Nick Uruburu, Hugh Graham Jr., Ryan Schnulle and Arman Hall crossed the finish line in 3:07.20s. That time is very impressive considering that Najee Glass and Dedric Dukes, who are both usually involved in the 4x400m team sat out the events this weekend.
Next week the Gators will travel to Fayetteville, Arkansas to take on the No. 1 ranked Arkansas Razorbacks at the Randal Tyson Track Center for the Razorback Invite on January 31st to February 1st.