Florida Relays day two: high school, UF highlights


After a light Day One at the Pepsi Florida Relays, some of the best track and field athletes lip up Percy Beard Track during Day Two.

In high school, Oak Hall's Grace Blair finished sixth in the girls' 1600-meter invite, breaking the five-minute mark with a school-record time of 4:55.09.

In the boys' 1600-meter invite, Calum McFetridge of Buchholz placed ninth (4:21.41) and Eliot Chalfin-Smith of Gainesville placed 11th (4:23.18).

It was a strong day for high school girls:

The Oak Hall girls 4x200 relay placed 12th overall, but set a school record with a 1:43.76 time. The Eastside girls 4x200 relay team came in at 15th, also beating their school record set in 2009 with a 1:44.53 time.

In the triple jump, Oak Hall's Nadiria Evans placed seventh with a mark of 11.30 meters.

As for the Gators, Eric Futch and TJ Holmes ran nation-leading times in the men's 400-meter hurdles. They posted a 1-2 finish and each broke 50 seconds, becoming the only Division I athletes to do so.

On the women's side, Brandee Johnson ran her first collegiate career 400-meter hurdles race and made it a memorable one. Her 57.21-second run is fifth-all-time in school history and cracks the NCAA Division I Top Five list.

Watch the highlights above.

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