Florida Gators men’s track & field wins back-to-back national titles

By Adam Silverstein
June 9, 2017
Florida Gators men’s track & field wins back-to-back national titles

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It’s never easy to win a national title, but for Florida Gators men’s track and field, let’s just say it’s becoming second nature. No. 2 Florida on Friday captured the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Championship for the second straight season and fourth time in the last six campaigns.

The title was the seventh for Gators head coach Mike Holloway, who now has four outdoor and three indoor championships in the last eight years.

UF clinched the crown on Friday in the meet’s final event, the 4×400 meter relay. Though Florida did not win, it held off the No. 1 Texas A&M Aggies, which were victorious in the 4×400. The Gators entered the event up seven points on their SEC rivals and needed to finish fifth or better in order to have enough points to hold off the 10 earned by the Aggies for winning.

Florida finished fourth.

The national title is the second team crown earned by the Gators athletic program this season after women’s tennis captured its won its first since 2012 just one month ago.

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