With moving day at the 2014 SEC Indoor Championships in the books, the Florida Gators' women's team is in a strong position. And the men? Well, they're all set up to do their damage today.
The women currently sit in third place, 15 points behind leaders Arkansas, while the men's team is in ninth and trails Arkansas by 50 points.
The highlight yesterday was Cory McGee capturing the 3,000m crown with an overall time of 9:10.48 and clinching ten points for the team. In that same event, Agata Strausa finished third with a time of 9:15.70s and claimed the six points that come with it. The only other events to issue points yesterday were somewhat of a disappointment for the Gators, as Marquis Dendy finished fourth in the long jump, Kyle Strawn finished ninth in the weight throw, Mark Parrish finished eighth in the men's 3,000m run, and the women's long jump was a disaster.
As for the preliminary side of things, that was an entirely different story.
In the men's 60m hurdle prelims, Eddie Lovett, Morial Pitt and Yanick Hart all qualified for today's final with times of 7.90 seconds or better. Lovett won the prelim event with a time of 7.65 and will be looking to win yet another SEC Championship. In the women's 60m hurdle prelim, the Gators' lone entry, Skylar Ross-Ransom, qualified for the finals with an eighth-place finish and a time of 8.38s.
In the men's 60m sprint, Hugh Graham Jr. topped the prelims, qualifying with a time of 6.62s while Antwan Wright finished right behind him with a time of 6.67s. Shayla Sanders ran a 7.24s time in the women's 60m sprint and will participate in today's final.
The men's 400m sprint saw three Gators qualify for the finals, with Arman Hall, Graham Jr and Najee Glass all finishing among the top six in the prelims. Robin Reynolds was the lone Gator to qualify for the finals for the women's 400m.
Sean Obinwa, Andres Arroy,o and Ryan Schnulle all qualified for the today's final in the 800m with times of 1:47.95, 1:49.57 and 1:49.59 seconds, respectively. Dedric Dukes and Hall both qualified for the 200m dash finals as they finished first and second in the prelims. The women's team saw three Gators qualify for the finals in the 200m dash, with Kyra Jefferson leading the way.
Aside from the winning the women's 3,000m title, McGee also qualified for the finals of the women's mile, along with Strausa and Rebekah Greene.
Today is the final day of action and it's all set to begin at 1:00 p.m. ET with the men's 60m hurdle finals. As with the past two days, you can view all the pre-ESPN action live online courtesy of 12thman.tv beginning at 1:00 p.m. ET and ending around an hour later. ESPN3 will air the rest of the finals from about 2:00 p.m. ET until the conclusion of all events and a champion is crowned.
FlashResults is once again the place to be for all official results, including live scoring and team rankings.
Men's team standings, after day two:
- Arkansas, 56 points
- Kentucky, 30.33 points
- Alabama, 28 points
- Texas A&M, 18.33 points
- Georgia, 16 points
- Auburn, 15.33 points
- Tennessee, 13 points
- Missouri, 9 points
- Florida, 6 points
- LSU, 2 points
Women's team standings, after day two:
- Arkansas, 39 points
- Georgia, 33 points
- Florida, 24 points
- Mississippi State, 22 points
- Missouri, 19 points