Florida made history Saturday, with the program winning its first women’s NCAA Division I outdoor track and field title.
The Gators beat out Texas by a comfortable 10-point margin for the national title, propelled by a series of dominant individual performances.
CONGRATULATIONS to @GatorsTF the 2022 NCAA Division I Women's Outdoor Track & Field Champions! 🏆#NCAATF pic.twitter.com/C4xYtyvIuR— NCAA Track & Field (@NCAATrackField) June 12, 2022
CONGRATULATIONS to @GatorsTF the 2022 NCAA Division I Women's Outdoor Track & Field Champions! 🏆#NCAATF pic.twitter.com/C4xYtyvIuR
Talitha Diggs, Anna Hall, and Jasmine Moore were critical for Florida, earning individual national titles in their respective events.
Diggs added an outdoor 400-meter title to her indoor championship, clocking a time of 49.99 seconds to clinch 10 points for the Gators.
Talitha Diggs Sweeps the 400 Meters Indoors and Outdoors!49.99!📺 https://t.co/SSCcurimKD | @DiggsTalitha pic.twitter.com/nSdz8iJBpc— Gators Track and Field & Cross Country (@GatorsTF) June 11, 2022
Talitha Diggs Sweeps the 400 Meters Indoors and Outdoors!49.99!📺 https://t.co/SSCcurimKD | @DiggsTalitha pic.twitter.com/nSdz8iJBpc
Winning the heptathlon in dominant fashion and placing second in the 400-meter hurdles, Florida’s Hall secured a staggering points haul.
Moore continued the trend for the Gators, winning the triple jump and long jump to complete a season sweep of the SEC, indoor and outdoor competitions in both events.
Parker Valby sealed the deal for Florida, putting the championship out of reach with her second-place finish in the 5,000 meters.
The Gators’ outdoor NCAA title joins the team’s indoor championship from March.