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Rainey, Demps vying for Gators' fastest man title



Jeff Demps may have been one race away from qualifying for the Olympics, but apparently redshirt freshman Chris Rainey isn't all that impressed.

According to Urban Meyer and Tim Tebow during their talk at today's SEC Media Days, Rainey actually beat Demps in a 40-yard race.

Yep, that's the official word.

And it's not like Demps is some slouch. He ran a 10.17 at the Pepsi Relays in Gainesville last spring and a 10.1 in the Olympic trials quarterfinals last month.

"Chris Rainey beat him in a race the other day,'' Meyer said. "Here are these two catting it. We don't condone that. We have to babysit them every second. Everyone was saying how fast he is so they said let's go in the back of the dorms, let's figure this thing out. They raced. I guess Chris nudged him out. So we've got some speed. I'd like to watch that. I wasn't there, but I would have liked to (be there).''

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:30pm]


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