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Florida sprinter Jeff Demps among three earning SEC honors



Florida track and field athletes Jeff Demps, Cory McGee and Jeremy Postin each earned weekly recognition from the SEC today for their performances at this past weekend’s Pepsi Florida Relays.

Demps was named the SEC Men’s Runner of the Week, McGee was named the SEC Women’s Freshman of the Week and Postin was named the SEC Men’s Field Athlete of the Week.

Demps ran the nation’s fastest time in the men’s 100-meter dash, winning the event at the Pepsi Florida Relays in a time of 10.07 (+2.2).
That also goes down as the top wind-aided time in the world this season. Demps also anchored Florida’s third-place men’s 4x100-meter relay team that finished in a time of 38.91, charting the eighth-fastest time in school history.

Demps, who is a starting RB for the Gator football team, is not participating in spring drills while he concentrates on the outdoor track season. He will return to football full-time in the fall.

McGee was part of two event victories for the Gators: she won the women’s 800-meter run in a time of 2:07.45, and anchored the school’s winning sprint medley relay team that finished in a time of 3:45.46. Her 800-meter run time currently ranks second nationally among all freshmen. The school’s SMR team finished just off the school record of 3:43.11 in that event.

Postin broke his own UF school record in the men’s hammer throw for the second consecutive week, turning in a personal-best toss of
65.09m/213-6. He currently ranks ninth in the nation and third in the SEC in the men’s hammer throw so far this season.

[Last modified: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 1:59pm]


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