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Favors third, Holloway 10th at UF Relays

Posted Apr 1, 2011 by Bill Ward

Updated Apr 1, 2011 at 04:22 PM

Riverview senior Ashley Favors wishes the Florida Relays would feature qualifying rounds and finals of her event, the 100 hurdles. If there had been, she believes she could have finished first—not third—in the final results.

“I’m the type of person who does OK in the prelims but if I get two hurdle races, prelims and finals, to see where I am, I know I could have beaten those girls id we had run head-to-head,” Favors said. “But it’s OK. I can live with it.”

Favors won her heat of the 100 hurdles in 14.74 seconds. Monti Willis of Georgia’s Campbell High won the next heat in 14.64 and Khadeeja Dooling of Miami American Heritage won the next heat in 14.69. And that was the top three times.

Later Friday, Alonso junior Brandon Holloway finished 10th in the 100-meter dash. He was in the fast heat and when he jumped the gun, it looked as if he might be disqualified like the Javon Rolle of Galilee Academy did moments earlier in that same heat. But after the starter called a huddle of the athletes, the race was re-started. When it was, Orlando Boone junior Marvin Bracy turned in a wind-aided time time of 10.26 seconds while Holloway clocked 10.84. Bracy still owns the nation’s fastest wind legal time, 10.28, from last week’s FSU Relays.

In the girls 100, Lake Wales senior Octavious Freeman posted a nation-leading, wind-legal time of 11.29, a mark that was better than any of the college women at Friday’s meet.   

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