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TF2k23: College Review

Bullock, Dayle & Brace

By Winners OnlyPublished 11 months ago Updated 11 months ago 2 min read
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Gianna, Yanique & Kennedy

This summer we will celebrate some of our favorite athletes in the world of collegiate track and field during the 2023 indoor and outdoor track and field seasons.

Gianna "GiGi" Bullock - Oregon

After a successful high school career where she was a five-time state champ during her senior season at Ensworth High in Tennessee, Bullock headed to Oregon where she has competed the past two seasons.

Bullock is a multievent competitor and this spring she had her first top two collegiate heptathlon finish scoring 5,098 points at the Brutus Hamilton Multis in Berkeley, California. The Mt. Juliet, Tennessee native fared well in the field of 12 competitors. She earned wins in the 100-meter hurdles and 800 meters portions of the event.

Bullock had a top four finish in the 1,600-meter relay with teammates Shana Grebo, Ella Clayton and Katriina Wight and placed seventh in the heptathlon on her own, helping Oregon win this year's PAC-12 Outdoor Championship. Along with being busy as a competitor, Bullock is majoring in journalism, while focusing on advertising as well as a minor in sports business. She's on her way with an ardent and growing social media following. On Instagram she has 48,400 followers, but that number is not outdoing her TikTok supporters which amounts up to over 130,400 accounts that follow Bullock.

Yanique Dayle - Ohio State

A communications major from St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, Dayle began her collegiate career at New Mexico Junior College. While there she was the junior college national champ in the 60 meters and helped her team win the indoor national championship in 2020. In 2019, Dayle's squad won the outdoor national crown.

Her career at Ohio State has not disappointed at all, as she won a Big Ten championship at her first ever conference outdoor meet winning the 400-meter relay with teammates Anavia Battle, Sierra Fletcher and Alyssa Marsh in 2021. At that same meet, Dayle won a silver medal in the 100 meters and a bronze in the 200 meters. She earned All-America honors in the 400-meter relay to close the season.

In 2022, Dayle snatched a silver medal in the 1,600-meter relay at the Big Ten indoor championships with teammates Battle, Bryannia Murphy, Jaydan Wood. During outdoor season she, Battle, Nya Bussey and Leah Bertrand earned Dayle a second straight 400-meter relay gold at the Big Ten meet. She also left that meet with a silver in the 200 meters and bronze in the 100 meters before closing her year out as an All-American in the 100 meters and 400-meter relay, with All-American Honorable Mention honors in the 200 meters.

This year she was third in the 60 meters at the Big Ten indoor meet before winning three gold medals in the 200 meters, 400-meter relay and 1,600-meter relay respectively at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships. Dayle took a fourth medal, placing third in the 100 meters. The accomplished sprinter added more All-America honors in the 100 meters, 200 meters, 400-meter relay and 1,600-meter relay.

Kennedy Brace - Miami

After grinding it out at Miami since 2021, Kennedy Brace earned All-America honors this season as a member of University of Miami's 1,600-meter relay squad.

The Las Vegas native had a grand season with teammates Moriah Oliveira, Blanca Hervas and Sanaa Hebron winning ACC championships in the 1,600-meter relay during indoor and outdoor seasons. Those were her first ever conference gold medals as Brace ran for the bronze medal in the 400 meters at the ACC outdoor meet in 2022.

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