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UF Track & Field: Manson Adds to UF’s All-Time Top 10 List as the Gators Close the Weekend in Clemson

Press release from the University Athletic Association

Florida’s quarter-miler Taylor Manson entered the school’s All-Time Top 10 list for the second time this year on Saturday, as the Gators closed their last indoor non-championship weekend of the season in Clemson.

Manson posted a new personal-best time of 23.49 seconds in the 200, which is the 10th-fastest in school history. The junior sprinter, who also ranks 10th on UF’s All-Time Top 10 list in the 400 meters, is the only Gator this year to have posted times that rank in the school’s top 10 for two separate events.

Fellow sprinter Doneisha Anderson, who established herself as the NCAA leader in the 400 Friday afternoon, added to her impressive performance in Clemson on Saturday. The sophomore followed Manson in the 200 with a 23.68-second time, topping her personal record by 0.10 seconds.

The two quarter-milers closed their weekend performances competing in Florida’s 4×400 relays, which crossed in 3:34.94.

On the men’s side, freshman Joseph Fahnbulleh crossed in 20.85 seconds, improving his season-best time in the 200 and keeping the No. 9 spot in the country. Fellow freshman Tyler Davis followed Fahnbulleh with a time of 20.93 seconds, topping his season-best time by 0.17 seconds. Both sprinters also competed in the afternoon’s 4×400 relays.

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OTHER NOTABLE PERFORMANCES

Saturday

Sophomore Deshay Fernandes crossed in 1:54.18 in the 800, topping his personal best by 2.75 seconds. Meanwhile, freshmen Chase Ruskin (1:56.57 – 800m) and Cameron Mahorn (21.39 – 200m) set new season- and collegiate personal-best times.

Friday

Redshirt junior Denzel Villaman (48.02 – 400m), junior Taylor Manson (52.53 – 400m indoor) senior Brandee’ Johnson (8.21 – 60mH), redshirt junior Kala Penn (6.23 meters – LJ), senior Connor Bandel (19.61 meters – SP) set new personal records in their respective events. Penn, who entered the meet tied for the 10th in school history, became the sole holder of that spot with her new personal best mark of 6.23 meters (20 feet, 5.25 inches) in the long jump.

Additionally, freshmen Jackie Addy (5:04.76 – Mile), Chloe Hyde (5:07.05 – Mile) and Osaji Skyers (8.08 – 60mH), Jalen Chance (7.49 meters – LJ) posted new season- and collegiate personal-best numbers.

The Gators will enter championship season in two weeks when they travel to College Station, Texas, for this year’s SEC Indoor Championships.

Complete results can be found here.