Five Female Olympians To Watch At The NCAA Track And Field Championships

by U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee

Anavia Battle competes in round one of the women’s 200-meter at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 on Aug. 2, 2021 in Tokyo.


Anavia Battle – Ohio State 100m, 200m, 4x100m 

Tokyo 2020 Olympian, 2021 Big 10 Champion in 100-meters & 200-meters


Anavia Battle will enter Eugene as the fastest returning sprinter from the 2021 NCAA Championship 200-meter finals. Now officially an alum of The Ohio State University, Battle will look to hold onto her all-time collegiate-best mark in the outdoor 200 meters of 21.95 seconds. 


Taylor Manson crosses the finish line during the women’s 4x400-meter relay final at the IAAF World U-20 Championships on July 15, 2018 in Tampere, Finland.


Taylor Manson – Florida Gators 400 meters, 4x400-meters relay

12 x USTFCCCA All-American Honors, 5x All-SEC Honors, Olympic Bronze Medalist

Taylor Manson has too many accolades to count. At just 22 years of age, she already has an Olympic Medal from the Tokyo 2020 games, two IAAF World Championship medals and a USATF Outdoor Junior Championship gold medal. At the NCAA championship. The Florida Gators will be competing in Heat 2 of the Women’s 4x400-meter relay. Manson, the veteran of the team, will run on a team with Sophomore duo Anna Hall and Talitha Diggs as well as Sterling Lester, a Junior. 


Adelaide Aquilla competes during the women’s shot put qualification round at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 on July 30, 2021 Tokyo.


Adelaide Aquilla – Ohio State Shotput

Tokyo Olympian, Big Ten Conference Champion

The defending champion in women’s shot put, Adelaide Aquilla will be back in action this week. Aquilla is looking to secure yet another outdoor championship. If she can pull it off, Aquilla will be looking at her third D1 shot put title in four years. 


(L-R) Keturah Orji, Tori Franklin and Jasmine Moore celebrate after the women’s triple jump final at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials on June 20, 2021 in Eugene, Ore.

Jasmine Moore - Florida Gators Long Jump & Triple Jump

2x NCAA Champ, Collegiate Record Holder, 5x SEC Champ, 2022 SEC Championship top scorer of the meet 

Florida’s Jasmine Moore will enter the NCAA Championship as the favorite to win the triple jump. After landing an astonishing 14.46-meter jump at the SEC Championships and securing the SEC title of outdoor champion for both the triple jump and long jump it is tough to think of an athlete who will be able to beat her. The SEC Outdoor Women’s Field Athlete of the Year and Team USA Olympian will look to make history at this week’s event. No woman in NCAA history has ever won all eight available titles’ in horizontal jumps during the same year. Moore holds six titles and will look to secure the illusive final two in Eugene. 


Shae Anderson during the 400-meter hurdle final at the PAC-12 Track & Field Championships on May 16, 2021 in Los Angeles


Shae Anderson – UCLA 400 M & 4x100M


Tokyo 2020 Olympian, 2018 IAAF World U20 Champion

Shae Anderson is coming off one of the greatest seasons in UCLA Track and Field history. As an anchor on the UCLA 4x400 team, she has already broken the UCLA indoor 400-meter record twice. A three-time NCAA All-American and One-Time Olympian, Anderson will be looking to secure finals spot in deep 400-meter field.