Senior Day Scenes from the Florida Gators Senior Ceremony at the 2017 Pepsi Florida Relays

Amid the fun, excitement, and record-breaking performances at the 73rd annual Pepsi Florida Relays, the Florida Gators took time to honor their 22 seniors.

The group has contributed to a pair of NCAA Championships and a trio of SEC Championships, along with four individual national titles and 11 individual conference crowns, as well as nine school records during their time with the program.

Away from the track and field, 12 qualified for the SEC Academic Honor roll during their careers, while another earned SEC Community Service Team recognition.

All those achievements created countless memories, which made for a heartfelt celebration--and A LOT of hugs from head coach Mike Holloway.

Even the parents got hugs!

And there were a handful of personalized tributes.

Senior day was clearly bittersweet for Ryann McEnany :(

Here's a look at each of the 22 seniors' top achievements:

Andres Arroyo

Arroyo (far right) with his mother, Ada Dominicci, father, Jose Arroyo, and his siblings.
  • 2017 SEC Indoor Champion (800 meters)
  • 2016 Olympic 800 meters semifinalist (first in Puerto Rican history)
  • Florida indoor 800 meters school record holder (1:46.20)


Mikayla Barber

Barber was accompanied by her father, Anthony Barber.
  • 2016 NCAA East Preliminary qualifier (400 hurdles)
  • Set a PR of 59.50 seconds at last year's Tom Jones Memorial


Marques Burgman

Burgman had numerous family members for the senior ceremony.
  • 2016 SEC Community Service Team member
  • Set a new hurdles PR (14.16) at 2017 Pepsi Florida Relays


Caleb Chambliss

Chambliss' mother, Cynthia Dyce, and his uncle accompanied him on senior day.
  • 2-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member
  • Set a new 110 hurdles PR (14.18) at the 2017 Pepsi Florida Relays


Maurice Dix

Dix walked with his mother, Serena Thomas.
  • 2016 NCAA East Preliminary qualifier (400 hurdles)
  • 2015 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll member


Eric Futch

Futch's family, Pennsylvania residents, were unable to make the trip, so assistant coach Mellanee Welty accompanied Eric.
  • 2016 NCAA and SEC Champion (400 hurdles)
  • 2016 SEC Indoor Champion (4x400 relay)
  • 9-time USTFCCCA All-American


Destinee Gause

Gause was joined by her mother, Towanda Hambly, father Darian Noble, and several siblings, nieces, and nephews.
  • 2-time 2015 NCAA Outdoor Champion (4x100 & 4x400 relays)
  • 2015 SEC Outdoor Champion (4x400 relay)
  • 2014 SEC Indoor Champion (4x400 relay)
  • 14-time USTFCCCA All-American


Becky Greene

Greene, a native of New Zealand, did not have family in attendance--so Taylor Tubbs made sure her teammate could walk with her family :) #FriendGoals
  • 2014 SEC Indoor Champion (Distance Medley Relay)
  • 2-time USTFCCCA All-American
  • 2014 USTFCCCA Cross Country All-Academic Individual


Yanick Hart

Hart, who hails from Jamaica, also did not have family present--which allowed teammates Kunle Fasasi (left) and Darrielle McQueen (right) to stand by his side instead. Again, #FriendGoals
  • 3-time USTFCCCA All-American
  • 2016 SEC Indoor Championships runner-up (60 hurdles)


TJ Holmes

Holmes was joined by his father, Terrell Holmes.
  • 2016 NCAA Outdoor Championships runner-up (400 hurdles)
  • 2016 SEC Outdoor Championships bronze medalist (400 hurdles)
  • Anchored UF's school record-breaking indoor 4x400 relay team at 2017 SEC Indoor Championships


Jonathan Hulzebos

Hulzebos was joined by his parents, Philip and Valonne Hulzebos.
  • Two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member
  • Top-25 finisher at 2016 Mountain Dew Cross Country Invitational


Amber Johnson

Johnson walked with her parents, Bill and Vicki Johnson.
  • 2016 NCAA East Preliminary qualifier (1,500 meters)
  • 2016 SEC Outdoor Championships finalist (1,500 meters)
  • 2-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member


Ryann McEnany

McEnany was flanked by her parents, Mike and Leanne McEnany.
  • 2-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member
  • No. 7-ranked 60 hurdler in school history
  • Ran on school record-breaking shuttle hurdle relay team


Carlos Miranda

Miranda was accompanied by his parents, Carlos and Liliana Miranda.
  • 2-time USTFCCCA Cross Country All-South Region
  • 2013 SEC Cross Country All-Freshman Team


Aaron Owens

Owens walked with his parents, Mark and Michele Owens.
  • Tied No. 2-ranked indoor pole vault mark in program history
  • 2015 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll member


Mac Reynolds

  • 2016 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll member
  • Top-20 finisher at 2016 SEC Cross Country Championships


Shayne Rodney

Rodney's family was unable to attend, so fellow seniors Caleb Chambliss and Marques Burgman walked with Shayne and his family friend, Emmanuel Black.
  • Set a 400 meters PR (48.83) this past indoor season
  • Helped Florida's 4x100 relay win the Power Conference Cardinal & Gold Challenge


Shayla Sanders

Sanders was joined by her parents, Carl and Sharon Sanders, and several other family members.
  • 2015 NCAA Champion (4x100 relay)
  • 9-time USTFCCCA All-American
  • 4-time All-SEC honoree
  • 60 meters and 100 meters school record holder


Ryan Schnulle

Schnulle was accompanied by his father, Dave, step-mother, Gretchen, and his grandparents.
  • 2015 SEC Indoor Champion (800 meters)
  • 2014 NCAA Outdoor Championships runner-up (800 meters)
  • 4-time USTFCCCA All-American


Taylor Tubbs

Tubbs (left) and her family were joined by teammate Becky Greene.
  • 2016 NCAA Outdoor Championships qualifier (5,000 meters)
  • 2-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member


Nick Uruburu

Uruburu was joined by his parents, Nick and Terri Uruburu, and his sisters.
  • 2015 SEC Outdoor Champion (4x400 relay)
  • 2016 NCAA Indoor Championships runner-up (4x400 relay)
  • 4-time USTFCCCA All-American


Marija Vucenovic

Vucenovic, a native of Serbia, walked with her "Gator Family" of William and Maria Schflake and Natasha Galati.
  • 2013 SEC Champion (javelin)
  • 2013 NCAA Outdoor Championships runner-up (javelin)
  • 2-time SEC Outdoor Championships runner-up (javelin)


For video of the ceremony, follow this link to the @GatorsTF Twitter page.

Photos by: Aaron Albright (UAA Communications), Tim Casey (UAA Communications), Courtney Culbreath (UAA Communications), Matt Pendleton (for UAA Communications)

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