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Stan Becton | | April 20, 2022

7 numbers to know from the Florida Relays

2022 midseason superlatives for women's outdoor track and field

The women's outdoor track and field season had many exciting meets across the country during April's first weekend, but the Florida Relays was no joke.

While the Sunshine State didn't see much sunshine during the relays — there were multiple weather delays — the meet still had impressive performances. Here are some numbers you need to know.


The 800 meters at Florida Relays was fast. So fast, that the top-five marks in the 2022 season all came in the same race, section one of the college finals.

The fastest came from Florida's Imogen Barrett, running a personal best of 2:02.02. Barrett now leads the NCAA in the 800 meters and her time is fourth-best in Florida history.

Joining Barret in the top five were Villanova's McKenna Keegan, Georgetown's Melissa Riggins, Penn State's Victoria Tachinski and Kentucky's Jenna Schwinghamer.

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Florida's Anna Hall had another impressive week, this time in a new event. In her first-ever 400-meter hurdles race, Hall won in 55.35 seconds. Hall now has the second-fastest time in the NCAA this season, adding to her nation-leading point total in the heptathlon set last week. Such performances have led to legendary comparisons.

Hall already surpassed Jackie Joyner-Kersee's all-time point total in the heptathlon, adding weight to the comparison.

Moving past Hall's performance, five of the top-10 marks in the 400-meter hurdles came at Florida Relays; Kentucky's Masai Russell, Florida's Vanessa Watson, Howard's Jessica Wright and South Carolina's Rachel Glenn all set season-best times.

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Another year, another fast North Carolina A&T 4x100 meter relay team. At Florida Relays, the Aggies ran 42.91, the third-fastest time in the nation, led by Symone Darius, Grace Nwokocha, Kamaya Debose-Epps and Jonah Ross.

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Florida's Talitha Diggs continued her successful season, running the 200 meters in 22.78 seconds — the fourth-fastest time in the NCAA this season. Following Diggs in the event were Kentucky's Karimah Davis (22.97) and Iowa's Lasarah Hargrove (23.09); Hargrove moved to fourth all-time in Iowa history with the mark.

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1.84 meters is the height that three women cleared in the high jump at Florida Relays. Nebraska's Jenna Rogers joined Georgia's Jamari Drake and Elena Kulichenko reach the mark. The three currently sit in a four-way tie for the fifth-best mark in the nation.

However, none of the three had the highest mark in the high jump on the day; South Carolina's Rachel Glenn finished first in the College Invite Finals with a leap of 1.87 meters, a height below her season's best of 1.90 meters.

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On her first throw, Vanderbilt's Divine Oladipo landed a 17.43 mark in the shot put. Oladipo now sits third in the event this season as one of three to surpass the 17.40 mark so far.

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Florida swept the women's long jump invite behind Jasmine Moore's 6.52-meter jump and Claire Bryant's 6.47-meter jump. The marks came on the first and final jumps.

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