The highly decorated former Lehigh Valley track star wins the national 400-meter sprint title. She will then participate in the world championships.
Saucon Valley graduate Talitha Diggs won the 400 meter sprint at this year’s US Championships and will qualify for the 2022 World Championships.
Diggs, a sophomore at the University of Florida, finished with a time of 50.22 seconds Saturday afternoon at the 2022 U.S. Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
With the win, she will move on to the U.S. World Championships in Athletics, which will also be held in Eugene.
Diggs is an NCAA champion and also competed in the outdoor nationals last year. Before that, she made a name for herself attending Saucon Valley High School, where she became a five-time Pennsylvania State Champion and performed well in national competitions. She won state gold in the 200-meter and 400-meter competitions in 2019.
Diggs’ family has a rich track history. His mother, Joetta Clark-Diggs, is a four-time Olympian in the 800 meters, and several other family members are also Olympians. Diggs’ win came the same day Clark-Diggs was honored as part of America’s First Family women’s middle distance race.
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