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Gators finish season with 15 All-America honors in track and field



They didn't come home with the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field national title, but the Gators can take some small consolation in their runner-up finish.

The Florida men's track and field team earned 15 All-America honors, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association has announced.

Senior sprinter Calvin Smith of Lutz ended his stellar career with two All-America honors to increase his career total to 18 (indoors and outdoors combined). That is the men’s school record for career All-America honors.

Florida had 15 athletes earn All-America honors, with LSU second (12). South Carolina, Arizona State and Southern Cal each had 11 All-America honors. National champion Texas A&M led the nation with 19.

USTFCCCA All-America honors are awarded as a result of a national top-eight finish at this past weekend’s NCAA Division I Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore.

Included in the 15 All-America honors earned by Florida’s men are individual national championships by Jeff Demps in the 100-meter dash, Christian Taylor in the triple jump and the men’s 4x100-meter relay.

 Here is the full list of Florida's Men's Track and Field 2010 All-Americans:

R.J. Anderson - 4x400m Relay; Omar Craddock - Triple Jump; Jeff Demps - 100m Dash, 4x100m Relay; Jeremy Hall - 4x100m Relay; Tony McQuay - 400m Dash, 4x400m Relay; Kemal Mesic - Shot Put; Chris Rainey - 4x100m Relay; Calvin Smith - 400m Dash, 4x400m Relay; Christian Taylor - Long Jump, Triple Jump; Terrell Wilks - 4x100m Relay; Preston Wilson - 4x400m Relay.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 2:11pm]


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