SEC Track and Field Championships begin today in Gainesville
The SEC Track and Field Championships kick off today at 2:30 p.m. at Percy Beard Track, and will run through Sunday.
The Gators are the No. 1 team in the nation in the US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll.
Among those in action will be Calvin Smith, the junior sprinter from Lutz, ranks third in the nation in the men's 400-meter dash (45.32) and also runs the third leg of the No. 3-ranked men's 4x400 meter relay squad.
UF coach Mike Holloway said he's excited about the team, and the Gators' chances for a title this weekend. And about the opportunity it presents for area track and field fans.
"Anybody who wants to see the best in track and field in all aspects should come to the SEC championship meet,'' Holloway said.