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Florida Men’s Athletics completes 2023 roster with elite group of athletes

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GAINESVILLE, Florida – The head coach mike holloway and the Florida men’s track and field team announced this afternoon the addition of eight athletes to its 2022-23 roster.

These eight will join a team that won the 2022 NCAA Men’s National Outdoor Championship in June and a program that has won 10 NCAA titles on the men’s side.

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Emmanuel Bamidele (Texas A&M/Sprints), Adrian Bichara (New Orleans/Distance), Ryan Maseman (Alabama/Distance), Calvin Bostic (Coffeyville CC/Launches), Sean Dixon-Bodie (LSU/Jumps), Robert Gregory (TCU / Sprints), Jevaughn Powell (UTEP/Sprints) and Corvell Todd (Southern Miss/High Jump) will join the Gators in 2023, covering four groups of events including sprints, throws, jumps and distance.

“Very proud of the efforts of our staff to organize this class,” said Holloway. “We have covered all areas of the event and this will allow us to remain competitive at the conference and national levels.”

Bamidele will join a quarter-mile group that enjoyed exceptional success in the 2022 season.

The Nigerian had a phenomenal freshman season at Texas A&M, finishing third in the NCAA Indoor Championships and fourth in both SEC meetings.

Bichara spent his first campaign in New Orleans where he competed in both track and cross country.

In his freshman varsity season, Bichara finished 4th in the 800 meters at the Southland Indoor Championships. He also ran a stage for the Privateers conference title-winning DMR team.

Maseman spent his first season in Alabama, primarily running the 800 meters. He holds a personal best of 1:51.76 in the event.

Bostic heads to Florida after spending two seasons with Coffeyville Community College in the junior college ranks.

He has competed in the NJCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships in shot put, discus throw, and hammer/shot put.

Dixon-Bodie joins a Florida program that has a long and proud history in the triple jump.

The Bloomfield, Conn. native spent the past two seasons at LSU where he was a four-time All-American in the triple jump.

He was the 2022 SEC Indoor and Outdoor Champion of the event and holds a personal best of 16.64m / 54-7.25.

Gregory brings an outstanding arsenal of versatility to Florida sprints after two years racing for TCU.

A six-time All-American, Gregory ran the 60 meters, 100 meters and 200 meters. He was an NCAA indoor finalist in the 200 meters. During his college career, he ran the 200 meters in all four NCAA Championship meets.

The Houston, Texas native served as anchor for TCU in the 4×100 relay, taking the Horned Frogs to a 7th place finish at the 2022 NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Powell, like Bamidele, joins Florida’s outstanding 400-meter field for next season. The native of Clarendon, Jamaica was the Jamaican national champion in 2022, qualifying for the World Championships in Athletics.

During the collegiate season, Powell finished 7th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 400 meters.

At the Conference USA Outdoor Championships, Powell finished first in the 400 meters and second in the 200 meters.

Powell was the 2022 Conference USA Male Athlete of the Year. He holds a personal best 44.87, achieved in the NCAA West Preliminaries earlier this year.

He ran for Team Jamaica at the 2022 World Championships, competing in the 400 meters and winning silver in the 4×400 relay.

Todd is a three-time All-American in the high jump and will bring his talents to Gainesville after two years at Southern Miss.

The native of Byhalia, Miss. was an NCAA indoor finalist in the high jump and followed that up with a 10th-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Todd won back-to-back Conference USA Indoor Championships in the high jump in 2021 and 2022

This selection of athletes will join the Florida roster for the 2022-2023 season. All eight will have immediate eligibility.

Summer additions:

Men:

Emmanuel Bamidele | Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, Nigeria/Texas A&M | Sprints

  • 2022 NCAA Outdoor Finalist (400m)
  • 2022 SEC Outdoor 4th place (400m)
  • 2022 NCAA Indoor Champion (4×400)
  • 3rd place NCAA indoor 2022 (400m)
  • 2022 SEC Indoor 4th Place (400m)
  • Personal bests: 400m (45.23)

Adrian Bichara | Miami, Florida/Christopher Columbus/New Orleans | Distance

  • Spent freshman year in New Orleans
  • Personal bests: 800m (1:50.81)

Calvin Bostic | Citra, FL/North Marion County/Coffeyville Community College | Spear

  • JUCO All-American multiple times
  • Personal Bests: Shot Put (16.70m/54-9.5), Discus (49.41m/162-1)

Sean Dixon-Bodie | Bloomfield, Connecticut/Bloomfield/LSU | jumps

  • 2022 SEC Outdoor Champion (triple jump)
  • 2022 SEC Indoor Champion (triple jump
  • 4 times All-American (triple jump)
  • Personal bests: Triple jump (16.64m/54-7.25)

Robert Gregoire | Houston, TX/Wheatley/TCU | Sprints

  • 2022 NCAA Indoor Finalist (200m)
  • 2022 NCAA Outdoor Finalist (200m)
  • 2022 NCAA Outdoor Finalist (4×100)
  • 6 times All American
  • Personal bests: 60m (6.76), 100m (10.20), 200m (20.34)

Ryan Maseman | Plainfield, Illinois/Plainfield/Alabama | Distance

  • Spent his first campaign in Alabama
  • Personal bests: 800m (1:51.76)

Jevaughn Powell| Clarendon, Jamaica/Kingston College/UTEP | Sprints

  • Jamaica Champion 2022 (400m)
  • 2022 C-USA Men’s Track Athlete of the Year
  • 2022 NCAA Outdoor Finalist (400m)
  • 2022 C-USA Outdoor Champion (400m)
  • Personal bests: 400m (44.87)

Corvel Todd | Byhalia, Miss./Byhalia/Southern Miss | big jump

  • 2022 NCAA Indoor Finalist (High Jump)
  • 2022 Conference United States Indoor Champion (High Jump)
  • 2021 Conference United States Indoor Champion (High Jump)
  • Personal bests: high jump (2.29m/7-6)

Additional newcomers to the 2023 Men’s Athletics roster:
*Previously announced*

Adam Magoulas (Miami, FL/Distance)
Jordan McCants (Roswell, GA/Jumps)
Logan Montgomery (Rossville, GA/Launches)
Matthew Stratton (Orange Park, Fla./Distance)
Kevar Williams (DeLand, Fla./Sprints)

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