Collegiate Odds & Ends From 2022 World Athletics Championships

Did you think the USTFCCCA was done recapping what current/former collegians from U.S.-affiliated institution achieved at the 2022 World Athletics Championships?

Not by a long shot.

We already told you that 123 collegians from 2022 would compete in Eugene, Oregon.

You probably know that those collegians racked up 19 medals, including eight gold, seven silver and four bronze: five of those medals came from individual events; the rest from relays.

If you cast a wider net over the Championships, you’d see that at least 21% of all participants competed for a U.S.-affiliated institution at some point during their careers.

Now, in the refrain from any crime drama on TV: “Zoom. Enhance.”

Most Current/Former Collegiate Participants

Men’s Program
Count
Women’s Program
Count
Florida
10
Southern California
9
Georgia
8
Texas
8
Texas A&M
7
Texas A&M
8
Florida State
6
Georgia
7
LSU
6
Arkansas
6
Southern California
6
Florida
6
Texas
6
Florida State
6

Most “Points Scored” By Current/Former Collegiate Participants

Men’s Events
Score
Women’s Events
Score
Southern California
28.5
Kentucky
27.5
Florida
27.5
Arkansas
19.5
Florida State
19.5
Texas A&M
17
Texas A&M
16.5
Stanford
14
Alabama
16
Oregon
13.5
Mississippi State
16
Georgia
13
Texas
16
Oklahoma State
13

We used the typical 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 scale to adjudicate team scores.

With that, you figure the teams with the most points earned the most medals.

You’d be right.

Southern California topped the chart with nine, followed by Kentucky and LSU with five each. Florida, Florida State and Texas A&M all hauled in four.

All told, athletes who competed at a U.S.-affiliated institution captured 37 individual medals (14 gold, 12 silver, 11 bronze) and 76 total medals (counting relays more than once).