Clayton Brown comes up big at US meet

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Gators will enter championship season this weekend as they head to College Station, Texas, for this year’s Indoors SEC Championships. 

Florida’s men, who were crowned indoor champions in 2019, will look to defend the title during this weekend’s two-day championship meet while sitting at the No. 3 spot in the latest national rankings. Meanwhile, Florida’s women will enter the weekend ranked 11th nationally.

The men’s 60 meters will be headlined by senior Raymond Ekevwo, who established himself as the NCAA leader during this year’s Razorback Invitational. The Nigerian sprinter crossed in 6.53 seconds in Arkansas, moving to the No. 3 spot on UF’s All-Time Top 10 list and coming 0.03 seconds short from tying 2019 The Bowerman winner Grant Holloway’s 6.50 school record.

Senior Doneisha Anderson (Bahamas), who logged an NCAA-leading time of 52.06 seconds two weeks ago during Clemson’s Tiger Paw Invitational, will look to make a splash in the 400. She will be joined by fellow quarter-miler Taylor Manson, who ranks ninth in the nation and fourth in the SEC. 

Junior Cory Poole will represent the Gators in the 60-meter hurdles. The hurdler, who ranks tied for fifth in the nation and tied for second in the SEC, logged a 7.66-second time in Clemson, moving the No. 3 spot on UF’s All-Time Top 10 list.

Thrower Thomas Mardal will headline the weight throw for Florida, while Jumper Clayton Brown (Jamaica) will represent the Gators in triple jump and the high jump.

Mardal, who made his season debut two weeks ago in Clemson, ranks fourth in the nation and second in the SEC with a 22.75-meter mark. Meanwhile, Brown ranks tied for fifth in the nation and tied for third in the SEC in the high jump, while standing fifth nationally and second in the conference in the triple jump. 

Newcomer Semira Killebrew, who ranks second in school history and eight nationally, will be seen during the women’s 60 meters. Killebrew set a new personal-best time of 7.19 seconds in Clemson, falling only 0.03 seconds short of setting a new school record. 


  • Clayton Brown – Triple Jump (Silver)
  • Jack Guyton, Justin Pacifico – DMR (Bronze)
  • Thomas Mardal – Weight Throw (Bronze)
  • Doneisha Anderson, Taylor Manson, Nikki Stephens – 4×400 Relay (Bronze)
  • Abbie Harrelson – DMR (Silver)



  • Meet Website
  • Meet Notes (PDF)
  • Ranked Teams: Alabama (No. 23 men; No. 17 women), Arkansas (No. 3 women, No. 10 men), Georgia (No. 2 women; No. 6 men), Kentucky (No. 6 women, No. 19 men), LSU (No. 1 women; No. 2 men), Ole Miss (No. 20 women), Tennessee (No. 8 men), Texas A&M (No.5 women, No. 13 men)
  • Venue: Gilliam Indoor Track (Texas A&M University)

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By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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