Florence native Gabby Thomas sets NCAA indoor 200 dash record in winning first national title


Published: 3/11/2018 12:24:15 AM

Gabby Thomas made history Saturday night.

The Harvard junior sprinter won the NCAA indoor championship in the 200-meter dash, breaking a 10-year-old record in the process.

The Florence native and Williston-Northampton graduate ran 22.38 seconds, to better Bianca Knight’s time of 22.40 set in 2008.

Knight congratulated Thomas on twitter: “@ItsGabrielleT Congratulations Gabrielle!! I hate to see my record go (weary face emoji) but you damn sure deserve it!! That’s some good runnin!!!

Thomas became the first Ivy League women’s sprinter to win a national title.

Thomas earned USTFCCCA First Team All-America honors in the 200 for the second straight season, another first for Harvard and the Ivy League.


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