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Chomping at Bits: 27 Gators to compete for Olympic spots at track and field trials

27 current, former, and incoming Gators will try and earn a spot in Rio.

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27 current, former, and incoming Gators to compete at track and field Olympics trials: The trials, held in Eugene, Oregon, begin today and will last 10 days. The top three finishers in each event, so long as they met the Olympic qualifying standard, will earn spots in Rio. Fun fact: every U.S. Olympic team since 1992 has had at least one athlete coached by current Gators track and field head coach Mike Holloway. (Zach Dirlam, Florida GatorsAlex Maminakis, Orlando Sentinel)

Caeleb Dressel finishes second in 100 freestyle trials, earns spot in Rio: Dressel will compete at the Olympics in the individual 100 freestyle and the 4x100 relay. 12 current and former Gator swimmers have already qualified for the Olympics, four of whom (Ryan Lochte, Caeleb Dressel, Elizabeth Beisel, and Conor Dwyer) will swim for the United States. (Layne Weitzel, Florida Gators)

Quincy Lenton, from Mississippi, excited to join "DBU": Lenton grew up in Mississippi but always wanted to play for the Gators. Lenton originally committed to Geoff Collins at Mississippi State but could not resist following Collins when he moved to Florida. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

New Athletic Director will be outside candidate: As Andy detailed, Florida's internal candidates have declined to pursue the opening. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando SentinelGraham Hall, Gainesville SunGarry Smits, Florida Times Union)

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