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Gators track and field splits up for three different meets this weekend

The Florida Gators track and field teams will have a split weekend of competition today and tomorrow as the teams will be at the Raleigh Relays, Texas Relays and UNF Invite.

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With the top 25 rankings hot of the press, the Florida Gators men's (ranked 2nd) and women's (4th) track and field teams begin their first real test of the season this weekend as they'll be facing some of the top programs in the country for the first time this outdoor season.

At the Texas Relays, which started a few days ago, is much like last weekend's FSU Relays in that there is plenty of high school action to go along with colleges and universities, the Gators have gotten off to a great start. Brittany Harrell finished third in the women's heptathlon with a total of 5,620 points and Kyle Strawn won the men's hammer throw with a best distance of 66.55m in his first hammer action of the season.

Other finishers thus far at Mike A. Myers stadium include Jared Watkins, who set a personal best in the men's pole vault with a final height of 5.05m and Jayla Bostic who finished 18th in the women's hammer throw with a best distance 52.52m.

The action continues out in Texas at 10:30 a.m. ET and you can follow all of the action online courtesy of Branch Sports Tech. Your meet central page at will have everything you need when it comes to heat sheets, schedules and result information.

Over in Jacksonville at the UNF Invite, the action kicks off today at 10:00 a.m. ET and you can follow all the action at Half-Mile Timing just like last week. The UNF Invite will host mainly the Gators' field, distance and hurdler groups this year so you can expect to see the Gators perform very well in Jacksonville.

At the Raleigh Relays in North Carolina, the Gators will send a total of twelve distance athletes to the meet to go along with a couple of coaches. Both Friday and Saturday's action is set to begin around 9:45 a.m. ET and you can follow all of it online courtesy of FlashResults. has all your scheduling and meet info needs at meet central.