Moore Sets New Collegiate Record, Gators Break Four School Records

The Florida Gators traveled to Clemson for the Bob Pollock Invitational and sent Distance Medley Relay Squads out to Kentucky for the McCravy Memorial this past weekend.


The weekend was highlighted by one of the many new faces for the Gators, Jasmine Moore. The Junior wasted no time, as she set a new Collegiate Record in the Triple Jump, putting down a mark of 14.55m. Senior Natricia Hooper also placed second in the triple jump as she improved her personal best with a jump of 14.10m. These marks place Moore first in school history and Hooper third in school history.


Another new face for the Gators, Anna Hall broke the school record for the Pentathlon as she earns a first place finish with a score of 4370. Hall put down a mark of 13.21m in the Shot Put, a personal best.


Meanwhile in Kentucky, the Women’s Distance Medley Relay finished with a time of 11:00.92, which puts them fourth in school history. The squad of Imogen Barrett, Caitlin Tate, Vasielia Spyrou, and Parker Valby ran the third best time in the nation this season. Following this up, Freshman Parker Valby broke more school history as she ran the 3k in 8:53.89, she is now first in school history. Imogen Barrett also finished the 800m in 2:04.46, which puts her 5th in school history.


Over on the Sprints side of things, the Gators continued to roll. Grace Stark, already the school record holder for the 60mH, competed in the 60m dash this weekend putting down a time of 7.12 seconds. Semira Killebrew followed in suit as she ran 7.21 in the finals, giving the Gators the top two finishers for the 60m dash.


The men also had a very solid showing in the 60m dash, as they swept the top three. Senior PJ Austin ran 6.626 seconds to take first place, followed by Dedrick Vanover who ran 6.628 seconds, and the top three was rounded out by Tyler Davis who finished in 6.64 seconds.


The Gators also had the top two finishers in each of the 400m races as well. For the women, Talitha Diggs finished in 52.00 seconds. Diggs also competed in the 200m dash; she ran 22.91 seconds. This is a personal best for Diggs and second in school history. Senior Taylor Manson was right behind her as Manson finished in 52.58 seconds.


For the men, Senior Jacory Patterson led the way as he finished in 45.98 seconds, and right behind him was Sophomore Ryan Willie as he ran 46.23 seconds.


To end the weekend, the Gators took home 1st in both 4x400m relay races. The women finished with a time of 3:31.61, good enough for top 10 in school history. The men ended the weekend posting a time of 3:03.21, which is 4th in school history.


Looking ahead, the Gators will travel to Arkansas for the Tyson Invitational on February 11th & 12th and will also send runners to the Music City Challenge in Nashville those same dates.

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