• Chicago served as the site for the first men’s track and field championship in 1921. Illinois won the title with 20 ¼ points. The Fighting Illini went on to win five team national titles (1927, 1944, 1946 and 1947).

• The men’s Southern California team has the most individual champions with 111. UCLA is second with 61.

• Ohio state student-athlete Jesse Owens earned the most individual titles in a career with eight. Owens’ titles came in 1935 and 1936 in the 100-yard dash, 100-meter dash, 220-yard dash, 200-meter dash, 220-yard low hurdles, and long jump.

• Thomas Skipper of Oregon is the last men’s pole vaulter to win back-to-back titles in the event after clearing 18-8 ¼ in 2006 and 18-0 ½ in 2007.

• From 2009 to 2011, Texas A&M became the only institution in the history of men’s and women’s outdoor track and field to have both genders with three-consecutive national championships.

• Dawn Sowell of LSU holds the women’s 100-meter and 200-meter dash records with times of 10.78 and 22.04, respectively.

• Pat Henry has the most championship titles of any head coach in women’s track and field, earning 12 with LSU and 3 with Texas A&M.

• Seilala Sua of UCLA holds the record for most NCAA career titles with six. She won the discus in 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000 and captured the shot put crown in 1999 and 2000.

• The women’s 3,000-meter run (1982-2000), men’s two-mile run (1921-1958), and men’s 220-yard low hurdles (1921-1959) are all discontinued events at the NCAA championships.

• In 1982, the men’s and women’s track and field championships were held together at the same site for the first time. BYU hosted and UCLA women and UTEP men were the champions.

Championship History