The Florida Gators will host one more outdoor track and field event this year: the Tom Jones Memorial tomorrow morning at 11.
Numerous Decorated Runners Will Be There
UF will host plenty of famous runners, including reigning outdoor national champion KeAndre Bates, two-time Olympic gold medalist Kerron Clement and SEC Indoors winner Shelby McEwen.
STILL THE WORLD'S BEST…#TBT to the 2005 #ncaaTF Indoor Championships where Florida's Kerron Clement set the WORLD RECORD with 44.57 in the 400m. Almost 13-years later the record still holds. pic.twitter.com/GHm3ZZeF6h
— NCAA Track & Field (@NCAATrackField) January 25, 2018
The teams competing in this event include Alabama (No. 8 men, No. 22 women), Bethune-Cookman, Coastal Carolina, Florida State (No. 19 women), Jacksonville, N.C. State, UNF, USF, Syracuse, TCU (No. 20 men) and UCF (women).
Some of the events for tomorrow include the Women’s High Jump, the Men’s Hammer Throw, the Women’s Discus Throw and the Men’s High Jump. Here is a link to the full schedule.
Sound from UF Track and Field Head Coach Mike Holloway
Holloway, who has led both the men’s indoor and outdoor track and field teams to a combined seven national championships, expressed excitement over hosting multiple decorated runners.
The Tom Jones Memorial will take place at Percy Beard Track at James G. Pressly Stadium. The gates will open at 10 a.m. and admission is free.