Florida men win school's first NCAA men's track and field national championship
Just a few months after winning an NCAA Outdoor Track and Field title, the Florida men's track and field team capped off the outdoor season by winning the NCAA Men's Track and Field championships Saturday afternoon at Drake University.
Florida won the title by just two points (50) over second-place rival LSU. Texas A&M fifnished third with 40 points.
it is the first NCAA Outdoor Championship title in Florida history - the third NCAA Championships for the Gators this season, including women's tennis.
The Gators are the first team since Arkansas (2003) to win both the indoor and outdoor NCAA titles. The Razorbacks won both in 2005 as well but the outdoor title was vacated.
Fittingly, the title was clinched by the Gators' most consistent unit all season: the 4-x400 relay team composed of Dedric Dukes (Miami), Hugh Graham, Jr. (Miami) Leonardo Seymore (Palm Beach Gardens) and Tony McQuay (Riviera Beach). The foursome clinched the NCAA Championship for the Florida men, earning the first individual 4x400-meter relay title - finishing in a time of 3:00.02.