GAINESVILLE, Fla. — No. 11 Florida flourished on the final day of the 68th Annual Pepsi Florida Relays..
During the two days of competition, the Gators claimed four victories.
Darshay Davis, Alishea Usery, Lanie Whittaker and Cory McGee ran away with the win in the women’s 1600 sprint medley relay with a time of 3:44.05, making Saturday’s race the second-fastest performance in Florida history.
“They kind of got the ball rolling for us today,” Florida head coach Mike Holloway said. “The challenge for us as a coaching staff is working so hard to keep the meet running with so many high schools and colleges here, as well as post-collegians, so sometimes, our team gets lost. If we can all perform at the level we performed at (the rest of the season), it makes me really pleased at what I saw today. From top to bottom, it was a fantastic day for the Gators.”
Davis also had a stellar day on Friday, running a personal best in the 200 meters (23.03) to put herself in the Florida record books at fifth all-time at UF.
Later in the afternoon on Saturday, Genevieve LaCaze, Sarah Davis, Mandy Perkins and Shelby Hayes took home the women’s 4X800 meter relay for the Gators with a time of 8:44.41.
In the 4X100 meter relay, Davis, Alishea Usery, Ugonna Ndu and Ebony Eutsey took fifth with a time of 43.99, turning in one of the top-10 times in the country this season.
The shot put invite featured Keely Medeiros, who threw a 16.18m/53-1 for third place. In the other shot put competition, Fidela James tossed for a mark of 14.36m/47-1.50 for a sixth-place finish.
In the 4X400 meter relay, Florida’s “A” team composed of Eutsey, Alishea Usery, Ndu and Whittaker placed third with a time of 3:31.03.