RABAT, Morocco – Rising senior sprinter and captain Gabby Thomas will compete in the prestigious IAAF Diamond League meet in Rabat, Morocco. Thomas will once again run her signature event – the 200 meters – against an elite field from around the world.
"Gabrielle competed well in Lausanne and it was great to see her come away with the win," said Jason Saretsky, The William W. "Bill" McCurdy Director of Track and Field/Cross Country. "It is exciting to see her have another opportunity to compete against some of the world's best at another Diamond League meet."
Last week, Thomas won the 200 meters at the IAAF Diamond League Athletissima meet, held at the Stade de la Pontaise in Lausanne, Switzerland. Competing against an elite field that included several Olympians and champions from around the world, Thomas pulled ahead of the pack in lane 4 at the second turn and finished first in 22.47.
The USTFCCCA Northeast Women's Track Athlete of the Year, Thomas ran wind-legal, school record times of 11.19 and 22.32 this spring, along with wind-aided times of 10.99 and 22.13. A USTFCCCA First Team All-American in the 200 meters, Thomas placed second at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in her signature event, her best career finish at the national meet.
A native of Florence, Mass., Thomas became the first Ivy League women's sprinter to win an indoor national championship in the 200 meters, setting a new collegiate record with her 22.38 mark in the final event heat of the NCAA Division Indoor Track and Field Championships at Texas A&M.