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Chomping at Bits: Track and field Gators earn spots at 2016 Olympics

Five Gators will compete in Rio for the United States, including now three-time Olympian Kerron Clement.

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Five Gators to compete for US in track and field at Olympics: Former Gator Kerron Clement, a silver medalist in Beijing, won the 400-meter hurdles on the final day of the U.S. track and field trials and earned a spot in Rio. Clement is now the third three-time men's 400 hurdles Olympian in U.S. history. The other Gators competing for the United States are Will Claye (triple jump), Christian Taylor (triple jump), Marquis Dendy (long jump), and Arman Hall (4x400 relay). Six other Gators will also compete for their respective countries. (Scott Carter, Florida GatorsZach Dirlam, Florida GatorsGainesville Sun)

UF at 2016 SEC Media Days today: Florida will be the second team up today at the event. Jim McElwain, Jarrad Davis, Marcus Maye, and David Sharpe will address the media and interview rooms beginning at 3:30 p.m. today. The event will be televised live by the SEC Network. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators)

Florida releases 2016 media guide and updated roster ahead of SEC Media Days: Antonio Callaway and Treon Harris both remain on the roster. Linebacker Alex Anzalone is classified as a redshirt junior, after presumably receiving a medical redshirt for last season. He was classified as a senior in spring. New jersey numbers were also assigned for the remaining 2016 signees. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Former Gators participate in Orlando Pro Summer League: In summer league, Scott Wilbekin played for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Casey Prather played for the Dallas Mavericks, and Michael Frazier played for the Orlando Magic's White team. (Christian Simmons, Orlando Sentinel)

Martez Ivey named to 2016 Outland Trophy watch list: The award is given annually to the best interior lineman in the country by the Football Writers Association of America. (Will Pantages, Florida Gators)

Also, Tre McKitty committed to Oregon. I guess the cathletic McKitty could not be purrsuaded to join the Gators, but I am still pawsitive that we can get another clawsome tight end. (See, these are the types of cat puns y'all are going to miss out on now..)

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