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Gainesville the Host for Pepsi Florida Relays

GAINESVILLE, FL – The Florida Track & Field team will host numerous athletes this weekend at the Pepsi Florida Relays. Olympic gold medalists, World Championship qualifiers and thousands of college and high school track athletes will fill James G. Pressley stadium throughout the weekend. On Thursday, the relay opens up with the men’s 200 meters at 2:25. Following this opening event is the women’s 400 meters, men’s 400 meters, women’s 400 meter hurdles, women’s 5000 meters and men’s 5000 meters. Head coach of the Gators Track and Field team Mike Holloway says this event has a place for every athlete, and every athlete can benefit from competing at the Pepsi Florida Relays. 

Host’s Advantage?

As for the Gators, Florida goes into the relays after coming off an impressive showing at the SEC and NCAA Indoor Championships. The men’s team is currently ranked first in the country while the women are sixth. Holloway breaks down how the Gators performed at the indoor championships.  The Gators will welcome seven nationally ranked teams this weekend. Olympians and world champions that will compete in this weekend’s relays include: Kerron Clement, Marquis Dendy, Cory McGee, Eddie Lovett, Calvin Smith, Christian Taylor, Arman Hall and Tony McQuay.

Schedule

For the full list of events, visit FloridaGators.com for times and events as well as who is competing in each event.

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