Sunday, March 14, 2010

Congratulations to Gator Indoor Track and Field on First National Championship!

UF's Men track and field team have won their first NCAA National Indoor Championship and Jeff Demps won the individual in the 60 meter yard dash with a time of 6.57.

The No. 1 Florida men's track and field team captured the first NCAA Indoor Championship in program history on Saturday night, scoring 57 total team points.

The Gator men scored 57 total team points, winning by 13 points over Oregon and Texas A&M, who finished tied for second with 44 points. The Florida women placed fourth with 33 points. The Ducks won the women's team title with 61 points, while Tennessee was second with 36 points and LSU was third with 35 points.

“It has been a long journey and I'm just so proud of my athletes and my staff,” Florida head coach Mike Holloway said. “I'm almost at a loss for words because of how happy I am. We kind of felt coming in that the first team that got to 50 would be the national champion.”

Over the course of the weekend, Florida captured national titles in the women's mile (Charlotte Browning), men's 60-meter dash (Jeff Demps), women's shot put (Mariam Kevkhishvili) and men's triple jump (Christian Taylor).

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