A trio of University of Florida track and field athletes – Jeff Demps (Winter Garden, Fla.), Cory McGee (Pass Christian, Miss.) and Jeremy Postin (Auburndale, Fla.) – each have earned weekly recognition from the Southeastern Conference for their strong performances at this past weekend’s Pepsi Florida Relays, the league offices in Birmingham, Ala., announced Tuesday.
Demps was named the SEC Men’s Runner of the Week, McGee was named the SEC Women’s Freshman of the Week and Postin was named the SEC Men’s Field Athlete of the Week.
Demps ran the nation’s fastest time in the men’s 100-meter dash, winning the event at the Pepsi Florida Relays in a time of 10.07 (+2.2). That also goes down as the top wind-aided time in the world this season. Demps anchored Florida’s third-place men’s 4×100-meter relay team that finished in a time of 38.91, charting the eighth-fastest time in school history.
McGee was part of two event victories for the Gators at the Pepsi Florida Relays. She won the women’s 800-meter run in a time of 2:07.45 and anchored the school’s winning sprint medley relay team that finished in a time of 3:45.46. Her 800-meter run time currently ranks ninth in the nation and second nationally among all freshmen. The school’s SMR team finished just off the school record of 3:43.11 in that event.
Postin broke his own UF school record in the men’s hammer throw for the second consecutive week, turning in a personal-best toss of 65.09m/213-6. He currently ranks ninth in the nation and third in the SEC in the men’s hammer throw so far this season.
Florida has a week off from competition before returning to action April 16, when it plays host to the Tom Jones Memorial Classic, beginning at 1 p.m. ET at James G. Pressly Stadium at Percy Beard Track.
SEC TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETES OF THE WEEK (APRIL 5, 2011)
Men’s Runner of the Week: Jeff Demps, Florida
Men’s Field Athlete of the Week: Jeremy Postin, Florida
Men’s Freshman of the Week: Keenan Brock, Auburn
Women’s Runner of the Week: Kimberlyn Duncan, LSU
Women’s Field Athlete of the Week: Annie Alexander, Tennessee
Women’s Freshman of the Week: Cory McGee, Florida