Collegians Ready For 2022 World Athletics Championships

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There are 123 collegians from the 2022 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons entered in the 2022 World Athletics Championships. Read that again: 123!

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What is being counted here? U.S. collegians — members of an NCAA, NAIA or NJCAA institution — during the 2022 track & field season and appeared on World Athletics’ provisional entry list for the 2022 World Athletics Championships. This count does include those entered as alternates and members of relay pools. Ultimately, everyone counted may not participate.

To compare, 70 collegians from 47 institutions representing 31 different countries participated at the 2019 World Championships in Doha, Qatar.

Allow us to take a closer look at those 63 men and 60 women who are entered to compete from July 15-24 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

  • Institutions with the most athletes on their 2022 rosters in Eugene, out of the 62 with at least one athlete: Texas (10), Texas Tech (7), Florida (6), Texas A&M (6), Georgia (5), Arkansas (4), LSU (4)
  • Countries with the most collegiate representation, out of the 45 with at least one athlete: USA (29), Nigeria (11), Canada (9), Jamaica (9), Bahamas (4), Ghana (4), Norway (4), Trinidad and Tobago (4)
  • Collegiate divisions with the most representation: NCAA DI (116), NCAA DII (4), NAIA (2), NJCAA (1)

Many of those collegians in attendance already competed on those rejuvenated hallowed grounds at least once this year with the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in early June – some twice, with the USATF Outdoor Championships later that same month. Others will be making their first trip to TrackTown USA.

Now, out of those 123 collegians entered, 19 are ranked among the top-5 in the world in their respective events going into the biggest athletics meeting of the year.

Among The Best In The World

NOTE: Athletes are listed in order of event, not world rank.
Event
Athlete
Country
Program
Rank
SB
w100
Julien Alfred
LCA
Texas
t-No. 4
10.81
w200
Abby Steiner
USA
Kentucky
No. 2
21.77
w200
Favour Ofili
NGR
LSU
No. 5
21.96
w400
Charokee Young
JAM
Texas A&M
No. 2
49.87
w400
Talitha Diggs
USA
Florida
No. 4
49.99
w400H
Britton Wilson
USA
Arkansas
No. 3
53.08
wHJ
Lamara Distin
JAM
Texas A&M
No. 4
1.97m
wLJ
Deborah Acquah
GHA
Texas A&M
No. 5
6.89m
wHT
Camryn Rogers
CAN
Cal
No. 4
77.67m
wHept
Anna Hall
USA
Florida
No. 2
6458
m400
Champion Allison
USA
Florida
No. 2
43.7
m400
Randolph Ross
USA
NC A&T
No. 4
44.13
m800
Moad Zahafi
MAR
Texas Tech
t-No. 4
01:43.7
m110H
Trey Cunningham
USA
Florida State
No. 2
13
m400H
Trevor Bassitt
USA
Ashland
No. 3
47.47
mHJ
Darius Carbin
USA
Georgia
t-No. 4
2.30m
mDT
Mykolas Alekna
LTU
Cal
No. 3
69.81m
mDec
Kyle Garland
USA
Georgia
No. 3
8720
mDec
Ayden Owens-Delerme
PUR
Arkansas
No. 5
8528

It’s safe to say we could be in store for some incredible performances in the Emerald City.

Collegians aren’t strangers winning medals at the World Athletics Championships.

Look no further than 2019, the last time the World Athletics Championships were held.

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Twelve of the 70 collegians entered in 2019 earned medals in Doha, Qatar, including two individual world champions: Grant Holloway in the 110-meter hurdles and Anderson Peters in the javelin throw (Holloway would later win The Bowerman that same year). Mondo Duplantis took silver in the pole vault, while the other nine athletes were members of top-3 relay teams.

Expect the 2022 World Athletics Championships to treat collegians even better.

Competition gets underway tomorrow morning at 9:05 am PT with qualifying in the men’s hammer and wraps up next Sunday, July 24, with the women’s 4×400 relay.

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