After the first day of competition at the 2014 SEC Indoor Championships at the Gilliam Indoor Track Center in College Station, Texas, the Florida Gators track and field teams are off to a very good start.
Well, at least the women's team is.
Led by Brittany Harrell, who set a school record in the pentathlon, the women's team currently sits in third-place after the first day of competition. Harrell scored a total of 4,137 points in the five events, winning the 800m dash and placing runner-up in the long jump. It's worth noting that Harrell broke the previous record that she herself set a couple of years ago at the 2012 NCAA Indoor Championships.
Harrell began her day by finishing 10th overall in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.72s. She then finished tied for 9th overall in the high jump with a best distance of 1.69m and followed that up with a 10th place finish in the shot put with a best throw of 10.90m.
Lorraine Graham, who joined Harrell in the pentathlon, finished in 13th-place overall with 3,695 points. Graham finished outside the top-ten two events ruining her chances of capturing any team points for the Gators.
The action really picks up today at with both field events and running events beginning at 1:00 p.m. ET. At that time, David Levin and Kyle Strawn will get things going for the Gators at the weight throw and Yanick Hart, Eddie Lovett and Morial Pitt will be set to go on the track for the 60m hurdle prelims.
As like yesterday, the same broadcast rules will apply. You can follow all of the non-ESPN action live and online (with video!) thanks to our friends at 12thMan.tv beginning at start of the competition today. ESPN3 will then pick up the coverage beginning at about 3:00 p.m. ET and continue with the coverage until about 7:45 p.m. ET.
You can also follow all the results online courtesy of FlashResults.
Also, ESPNU is scheduled to broadcast a 90-minute highlight show on Monday, March 10th at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Women's team scores, through day one:
- Georgia, 15 points
- Mississippi State, 10 points
- Florida, 5 points
- Arkansas, 4 points
- South Carolina, 3 points