Gators sprinters open Olympic Trials with blistering start
Florida sends all four competitors to semifinals
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - The opening round of the Olympic Track and Field Trials didn’t seem to bother the four competing Florida Gators sprinters one bit.
Talitha Diggs, Corey McGee, Taylor Manson, and Ryan Willie all qualified for the semifinals in their respective events.
McGee was the first of the quartet to try her luck. The Florida alum competed in the Women’s 1500 meters, and came in 8th overall to move on to Day 2.
Diggs and Manson each ran the Women’s 400 meters, but in separate heats, and both were able to finish in the top 3 to move on to the semifinals.
The only male of the group to compete was Ryan Willie. The freshman flew around the track in the Men’s 400 meters and came in 2nd place to punch his ticket to Saturday’s semifinal.
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