Bryant Crowned SEC Champion, Charlton and Thorner Secure Silver, Foster Earns Bronze on Day Two of SEC Outdoor Championships

Bryant Crowned SEC Champion, Charlton and Thorner Secure Silver, Foster Earns Bronze on Day Two of SEC Outdoor Championships

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Track & Field programs concluded the second day of the SEC Outdoor Championships earning four medals and securing five spots in Saturdays’ finals in the process.

The four podium finishes were earned by Claire Bryant, Anthaya Charlton, Caleb Foster and Elise Thorner as they totaled one gold, two silver and one bronze during their performances on Friday.

Flomena Asekol, Parvej Khan, Wanya McCoy, Jenoah McKiver, Grace Stark and Joe Wester all qualified for the finals in their respective events courtesy of strong placements in the preliminary rounds.

The results and details from all final and preliminary events are outlined below.



Women’s Long Jump

Claire Bryant and Anthaya Charlton showed out in the Women’s Long Jump. For the second time in 2024, Bryant was named the SEC Champion in the event. The senior from Houston, Texas earned the gold medal by jumping a mark of 6.72m/22’0.75″ which is identical to the mark she obtained to win the 2024 SEC Indoor Championship in the Long Jump.

Charlton, who has had an outstanding outdoor campaign, claimed the silver medal and obtained a mark of 6.59m/21’7.50″. This is the second consecutive year that the Bahamas native has earned the SEC Outdoor Championship silver medal in the Long Jump.

Bryant and Charlton are the first teammates to finish first and second in the SEC Women’s Outdoor Championship Long Jump since LSU’s Myra Combs and Chenelle Marshall in 2001.

Kendall Brown competed in the Women’s Long Jump Finals jumping a mark of 5.49m/18’0.25″.

Men’s Long Jump

Four Gators took part in the Men’s Long Jump Finals: Malcolm Clemons, Sean Dixon-Bodie, Caleb Foster and MJ Holloway II. 

Despite results from the event not being official at the time of release, as it currently stands, Foster has earned a bronze medal in the event with a mark of 7.80m/25’7.25″. Malcolm Clemons and Sean Dixon-Bodie recorded fourth and sixth place finishes earning distances of 7.77m/25’6.0″ and 7.57m/24’10”. Currently, Holloway’s mark is measured at 6.96m/22’10” and places him 13th in the event.

Women’s 3000m

In her SEC Outdoor Championships debut, Elise Thorner snatched the 3000m Steeplechase silver medal as she laid down a time of 9:43.20 to end Friday’s competition. She added eight points to the women’s team total in the process.

Rylee Pustilnik concluded her Gators Track & Field career while competing in the event. She tallied a time of 10:39.36, earning herself a 10th…

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