K-Mail Volume 2, Number 10
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This week we traveled to Fairfax,
Virginia for the inaugural
NCAA Eastern Regional Track and Field Championships held at George Mason University!
Got my number, and I'm ready to throw!
Right before we left, we
got some great news about more honors for our team!
Coach Judge has been nominated for an Assistant Coach of the Year award, too!
What are the Regionals, anyway?
This year, the NCAA instituted a
the qualification procedure that effectively increased the
participation in the NCAA Championship system by 40%! This gives more schools and individuals a
chance to compete in the NCAA Championships. Success (a top 5 finish for
individuals, or a top 3
finish for relays) in one of the four regional
championships will move athletes and their teams to
Sacramento and the National
It was a great time to see old friends like John Dye of Dyestat.com , Paul Turner (Harvard) and great competitors like Laura Gerraughty, cute guys :) and lots of fans.
The Number of Division 1 institutions offering track (men's/women's) by region are as follows?
Seems a little lopsided? Well, it's the 1st year!
WE WON!!!!... AGAIN!
EASTERN NCAA REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS!
Led by an quick
in the shot put,
followed by 25 points
and 13 more points in the
were on their way to a
in the NCAA Regional Championships!
Woo! Hoo! :) The men's team won, too! It was a great meet for the Gators!
The Gators (105)
South Carolina (77)
North Carolina (72.5)
to capture the
Eastern Regional Championship!
As an interesting side note: 4 Florida Universities scored in the top 10 in the NCAA Eastern Championship! ... Florida(1),
Miami (4), Florida State (6) and South Florida (9)!
|SHOT (22 Points!)||DISCUS (13 Points!)||HAMMER (25 Points!)|
3----Kim Barrett 54-02.5
4----Candice Scott 54-00.5
7----Merilyn Brown 51-00.75 PR
8----Erin Gilreath 50-08.25
11--Dore' DeBartolo 49-09
18--Scarlett Ekeroma 45-10.5
180-11 (new PR)
6--Dore' DeBartolo 167-08
2---Jukina Dickerson 208-07
3---Erin Gilreath 202-09
8---Kim Barrett 189-04
12--Dore' DeBartolo 178-03
15--Merilyn Brown 176-06
Championships aren't won without the support of many Gators working hard behind the scenes. We want to recognize our super Athletic Director Jeremy Foley and Associate AD Keith Carodine! When we needed those little extras to do our best, they were there for us.
Associate Athletic Director
University of Florida
We would like to especially
Dr. Keith Carodine
for their support in
helping us reach our goals!
Now, it's time to see who's moving on the the NCAA National Championship!
Gator NCAA Automatic Qualifiers*
shot put: Karen
Freberg, Kim Barrett, Candice Scott
*more Gators (like Dore' and Kristina) are likely to be added when the 'wild card' slots are filled. Six to eight people in each event will be added to the Regional Qualifiers based on the descending order lists.
Take me to:
Page 2....Big Badda
Page 3....Discus Throwers!
Page 4....Hammer Throwing Time!
Page 5....My Tribute to John Dye & the Media!