The remarkable season of Talitha Diggs continued on Saturday at the Millrose Games with the sprinter capturing the win in the girls 300 meters.
Diggs went 37.67 to break her own Pennsylvania state record and improve on her own US No. 3 in the event. The Saucon Valley senior bested a strong field with Isabella Whittaker of Maryland placing second in 37.76. Diggs previously set the state record at last month's VA Showcase with a 37.99.
It's yet another strong performance in what has been a special season for the University of Florida signee. In total, it was her tenth win of the season, and certainly among her highest profile wins of the winter.
"ever since a young age I've been watching it," Diggs said of the Millrose Games. "To come out here and run that well, it's a dream come true."
Diggs was fast out of the gates and was able to maintain, taking the victory in her Millrose debut.
"In a high-intensity situation like the Millrose Games, you're going to have a lot of adrenaline," she said. "So going out a little harder than I would have liked to, I' still maintained my mentality, 'OK, I went out a little hard, but I have to keep running -- can't back off now.'"
Other Millrose Games Highlights
- The Neumann Goretti girls made a big statement in the 4x800 meter relay, placing third in a new PA No. 1 and US No. 3 time of 9:16.97. Central Bucks West was fifth in a PA No. 2 time of 9:20.36.
- Council Rock South's John Franco improved on his own PA No. 1 in the pole vault, taking third place with a clearance of 15-11.
- Germantown Academy's Fore Abinusawa took second in the girls' 60 meters with a PA No. 1 and US No. 7 time of 7.43.
- In the boys' 60 meters, Wyomissing Area's Nashawn Dunbar went 6.88 to take fourth with a new PA No. 3 time.
- Donovan Sanders of Girard College won his heat and placed second overall in the 300 meters with a time of 33.98 for a new PA No. 1 and US No. 6.
- Saint Basil Academy's Alina LaForest placed fifth in the 600 meters, clocking a time of 1:34.01, to improve on her own PA No. 1 and slot her in at US No. 6.
- LaForest's Saint Basil teammate Tia Taylor had a strong day in the triple jump. She placed fourth with a big PR of 39-10, which betters her own PA No. 1 and puts her at US No. 7.
- Germantown Academy's Robert DiDonato was seventh in the boys mile in 4:16.74.