Florida men's track and field takes over No. 1 ranking
Fresh off a solid performance in this past weekend's Texas A&M Challenge, the Florida men’s track and field team has reclaimed the No. 1 spot in this week’s USTFCCCA US Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association) Division I Men’s Indoor National Team Rankings.
The Gators, who were the preseason No. 1 team in the USTFCCCA poll, hold a narrow edge (141.96-141.29) in the nation’s top spot over No. 2-ranked LSU. Texas A&M is at No. 3, while Texas Tech (No. 4) and Oregon (No. 5) round out the USTFCCCA’s top-five.
Five SEC teams are among this week’s top-25 team rankings: No. 1 Florida, No. 2 LSU, No. 11 Arkansas, No. 12 Auburn and No. 19 Georgia.
The Gators were led this past weekend by Will Claye and Gray Horn, who both had automatic-qualifying marks in their respective events. Claye holds a collegiate-leading mark in the men’s triple jump of 16.86m/55-3.25, while Horn turned in the second-best heptathlon score in the nation this season at 5,747. Claye, Horn and teammate Omar Craddock all have automatically qualified for the upcoming NCAA Indoor Championships.