2009 Florida Gators Men's Track and Field
The Florida Gators men's track and field team finished overall good season in 2008.The team got the fourth-place finish with 80 points at the 2008 SEC Outdoor Championships.
At the NCAA East Regional, the team finished second. The University of Florida men's track and field team finished 15th at the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Championships. The Florida Gators opens its 2009 campaign under the head coach Mike Holloway.
Last Season's Discussion:
The Florida Gators track and field schedule begins with a set of home events,the first being the Tom Jones Memorial Classic at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center on January 26th. During the outdoor season, the Florida's track and field team will host the Pepsi Florida Relays from April 4th through the 5th.
UF track and field will open the indoor season at the Southeastern Conference & Big Ten Challenge in Bloomington, Indiana on January 19th and then return home for the Tom Jones Memorial Classic. The team's athletes who are multi-event team members will leave from Florida's home hosted indoor competition, traveling to Clemson, South Carolina for the Clemson Multi-Events Invite.
The Florida Gators track and field team will then take part in the Rod McCravy Memorial and the Iowa State Classic in order to prepare and fine-tune themselves for the Southeastern Conference Indoor Championships, which will be held on February 29th through March 2nd in Fayetteville, Arkansas. With success, Florida Gators track and field will send athletes to Last Chance meets at Notre Dame and Iowa State before they return to Fayetteville for two days, March 14 through the 15, to take place in the NCAA Indoor Championships.
The Florida Gators' track and field outdoor campaign will begin on March 22 with the two-day Florida State Relays and then the team will travel to Miami for the Hurricane Classic on March 29. The Florida Gators track and field team will host the Pepsi Florida Relays, and then the team will send representatives to the Mesa Classic, the Spec Towns Invitational, and the Sun Angel Track Classic for two days of track and field fun from the 11th of April until the 12th.
After April 16, when the Azusa Pacific is held, the Florida Gators track and field team will compete at the Mount SAC Relays, the Penn Relays, the Drake Relays, in addition to the Ole Miss Invitational on consecutive weekends in April in order to prepare for the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships, which will take place in Auburn, Alabama from the 15th of May until the 18th. The Florida Gators track and field will head to Tallahassee, Florida, after a brief weekend off, for the NCAA East Regional on the 30th of May until the 31st.
Finally the University of Florida track and field competitions will end with the NCAA Outdoor Championships on June 11th through the 14th. The NCAA Outdoor Championships will be held in Des Moines, Iowa.
2009 Florida Gators Women's Track and Field
University of Florida women's track and field team passed a good season in 2008. It became runner-up at the SEC Outdoor Championships with 129 points, which is the team's best showing in five years. It also earned five individual titles at 2008 SEC. At the NCAA East Regional championship team got the third place. At the NCAA Outdoor Championships the University of Florida track and field team finished ninth with 26 points, which are the eighth-highest point total ever by a Florida women's team. Under the talented head coach Mike Holloway, University of Florida women's track and field team looks promising for the next season.
Florida Gators Track and Field Indoor Schedule
|January 19, 2007||JSoutheastern Conference & Big Ten Challenge||Bloomington, Indiana|
January 25-26 Clemson Multi-Event Invite Clemson, South Carolina
January 26, 2007 Tom Jones Memorial Classic Gainesville, Florida
February 1-2 Rod McCravy Memorial Lexington, Kentucky
February 15-16 Iowa State Classic Ames, Iowa
February 29-March 2 Southeastern Conference Indoor Championships Fayetteville, Arkansas
March 7, 2007 Notre Dame Last Chance Meet South Bend, Indiana
March 8, 2007 Iowa State Qualifier Ames, Iowa
March 14-15 NCAA Indoor Championships Fayetteville, Arkansas
Florida Gators Track and Field Outdoor Schedule
Date Event Location
March 22-23 Florida State Relays Tallahassee,
March 29, 2007 Hurricane Classic Miami, Florida
April 4-5 Pepsi Florida Relays Gainesville, Florida
April 11, 2007 Mesa Classic Mesa, Arizona
April 12, 2007 Sun Angel Track Classic Tempe, Arizona
April 12, 2007 Spec Towns Invitational Athens, Georgia
April 16, 2007 Azusa Pacific Azusa, California
April 18-20 Mt. SAC Relays Walnut, California
April 25-26 Penn Relays Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
April 25-26 Drake Relays Des Moines, Iowa
May 2-3 Ole Miss Invitational Oxford, Mississippi
May 15-18 Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships Auburn, Alabama
May 30-31 NCAA East Regional Tallahassee, Florida
June 11-14 NCAA Outdoor Championships Des Moines, Iowa
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