Champion Allison, Talitha Diggs Win Gold as Team USA Sweeps Men’s and Women’s 4x400 Relays

Monday, July 25, 2022

Champion Allison, Talitha Diggs Win Gold as Team USA Sweeps Men’s and Women’s 4×400 Relays

The Gator duo pushed Florida’s medal tally to four at the 2022 World Championships.

EUGENE, Ore. – Champion Allison and Talitha Diggs capped off the 2022 World Championships in the best way possible.


A pair of gold medals in the 4×400 relay.


The Florida duo both ran legs on their respective relay teams as the United States cruised to the Gold Medal and a sweep of the 4×400 relays on Sunday night.


For the second-straight evening, Diggs provided the USA the fastest opening leg in the entire field, splitting 50.5 out of the blocks.


She handed off to Abby Steiner with Britton Wilson and Sydney McLaughlin handling the final two legs as Team USA cruised to gold in 3:17.79 in the women’s 4×400 relay.


Diggs claims her first world medal at just 19-years-old, coming off a season which saw her capture both NCAA titles at 400 meters, three team titles with Florida and the U.S. Championship over 400 meters.


She finished 10th in the 400 meters at the World Championships, narrowly missing the final. Diggs responded by being the only American woman to run in both the Heats and the Finals of the 4×400 relay, earning her first gold medal.


Allison was 4th in the 400-meter final, giving him Saturday night off in the heats of the 4×400 relay. He was selected to run anchor leg Sunday night as Team USA raced to a world-leading 2:56.17 time.


The Houston, Texas native supplied the Americans with a 44.4 anchor leg, well ahead of the rest of the competition down the backstretch.


He now has gold medals at both the World U-20 Championships and World Championships in the 4×400 relay for Team USA.


His 2022 season saw him win SEC, NCAA and World Championships in the 4×400 relay.


Those two medals added to the Florida tally in Eugene for a total of four world medals over the 10-day competition.


Grant Holloway won gold in the 110-meter hurdles, repeating as World Champion, while Anna Hall won bronze in the Heptathlon.


Sunday, July 24th: World Athletics Championships
Event Place, Gators – Time / Mark | Notes
4×400 Relay: Final (M) 1. USA: 2:56.17

Champion Allison (44.4): Anchor Leg
4×400 Relay: Final (W) 1. USA: 3:17.79

Talitha Diggs (50.5): Leadoff Leg



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