Gator Track and Field to host Florida Intercollegiate Saturday


Published: Thursday, January 13, 2005 at 5:11 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 13, 2005 at 5:11 p.m.

The No. 2 ranked University of Florida men's track and field team and the No. 3 women's squad will host their first meet of the season when the Gators host a competitive field in the Florida Intercollegiate beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center.

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NCAA champion Kerron Clement will look to continue dominance in his second year with the Gators

Photo by UAA

Facts

FLORIDA INTERCOLLEGIATE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

FIELD EVENTS:

11:00 AM 20lb Weight Throw (women) 35lb weight men to follow
(contested outside)

Long Jump (women/men to follow)

12:00 PM High Jump (women and men)

12:00 PM Pole Vault (women/men to follow)

3:00 PM Triple Jump (women/men to follow)

3:30 PM Shot Put (women/men to follow)

RUNNING EVENTS:

10:00 AM 3000 (women)

10:30 AM 3000 (men)

1:30 PM 55m Hurdles (trials) (men)

1:45 PM 55m Hurdles (trials) (women)

2:00 PM 55m (trials) (men)

2:15 PM 55m (trials) (women)

2:40 PM Mile (women)

2:55 PM Mile (men)

3:20 PM 55m Hurdles (FINALS) (women)

3:30 PM 55m Hurdles (FINALS) (men)

3:35 PM 55m (FINALS) (women)

3:40 PM 55m (FINALS) (men)

3:50 PM 400m (women)

4:10 PM 400m (men)

4:30 PM 800m (women)

4:45 PM 800m (men)

5:00 PM 200m (women)

5:25 PM 200m (men)

5:50 PM 4 x 400 Relay (women)

6:05 PM 4 x 400 Relay (men)

The men's team, which debuted in the Trackwire 25 as the No. 2 team in the nation, returns 10 athletes who combined to win 22 All-America

honors from the 2004 campaign, which ranked as the finest season in

Florida history.

The Gators finished no worse than second at any championship meet and took home the 2004 Southeastern Conference Indoor title in addition to finishing in a tie for second at the NCAA Indoor Championships and taking second at the NCAA outdoor meet.

Highlighting the list of returnees are NCAA 110m hurdles champion Josh Walker and the 2004 World Junior Championships

400m hurdles winner Kerron Clement.

The meet will mark the second of the season for the women's team as

they began the 2005 season on Dec. 3 at the Clemson Opener in Clemson, S.C. where senior All-American Candice Scott reset her collegiate record in the weight throw with a toss of 23.15m/75-11.50.

Three other athletes, junior Amy Carr, sophomore Jennifer Wynn and freshman Angela Rose set personal bests of their own.

Carr scored 3.65m/11-11.75 in the pole vault, Wynn scored18.80m/61-08.25 in the weight throw, and Rose scored 14.28m/46-10.25 in the weight throw.

Additionally, senior transfer Liz Wanless has already reset her personal best in the shot put twice this season and holds the best mark in the world for the 2005 season at 17.42m/57-02.00.

Scott's record setting mark in the weight throw is also the best in the world thus far.

FLORIDA INTERCOLLEGIATE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

FIELD EVENTS:

11:00 AM 20lb Weight Throw (women) 35lb weight men to follow

(contested outside)

Long Jump (women/men to follow)

12:00 PM High Jump (women and men)

12:00 PM Pole Vault (women/men to follow)

3:00 PM Triple Jump (women/men to follow)

3:30 PM Shot Put (women/men to follow)

RUNNING EVENTS:

10:00 AM 3000 (women)

10:30 AM 3000 (men)

1:30 PM 55m Hurdles (trials) (men)

1:45 PM 55m Hurdles (trials) (women)

2:00 PM 55m (trials) (men)

2:15 PM 55m (trials) (women)

2:40 PM Mile (women)

2:55 PM Mile (men)

3:20 PM 55m Hurdles (FINALS) (women)

3:30 PM 55m Hurdles (FINALS) (men)

3:35 PM 55m (FINALS) (women)

3:40 PM 55m (FINALS) (men)

3:50 PM 400m (women)

4:10 PM 400m (men)

4:30 PM 800m (women)

4:45 PM 800m (men)

5:00 PM 200m (women)

5:25 PM 200m (men)

5:50 PM 4 x 400 Relay (women)

6:05 PM 4 x 400 Relay (men)

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