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2012 London Olympics: Current Gator Tony McQuay Advances In Men's 400m

Tony McQuay who is currently a track star at the University of Florida, advanced to the semifinal round of the men's 400-meter race at the 2012 London Olympics on Saturday. McQuay ran in the fifth heat and came in second with an official time of 45.48 seconds.

McQuay has won the men's indoor championships in the 400 meters in 2011 and 2012, as well as the outdoor championships in 2012. He is also a two-time SEC outdoor champion.

At the U.S. Olympic Trials in June, McQuay finished second in the 400-meter event which qualified him for the London Olympic games, the first of his track career. He will also compete in the men's 4x400 relay as well.

For a complete schedule of events and dates medals will be awarded, visit NBC Sports' official Olympic website. For complete coverage from the 2012 London Olympics, keep checking this StoryStream and visit SB Nation's Olympics hub.

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