Florida Women’s Track and Field Closes Out 2023 Recruiting Class with Four Impact Athletes

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida Women’s Track and Field program, National Champions in each the indoor and out of doors seasons in 2022, has added 4 athletes to spherical out a powerful 2023 recruiting class coming to Gainesville this fall.

Head Coach Mike Holloway and the Gators will welcome Jayla Hollis (Arkansas/Sprints and Hurdles), Jasmine Montgomery (Oregon/Sprints), Kathryn Nohilly (George Washington/Distance) and Laila Owens (Texas A&M/Sprints) to the Florida Track and Field program.

“We are very excited to welcome this elite group of ladies to our program,” Holloway stated. “They are all very profitable and will play a essential function in our program.”

This quartet of athletes will be part of a group that gained three group titles in 2022 together with a sweep of the nationwide titles each indoors and outdoor.

The 2023 roster additionally contains the addition of 10 highschool athletes throughout the gap, throws and dash occasion teams.

Hollis spent elements of two seasons at Arkansas the place she ran the 60m, 100m, 200m, 60mH and the 4×100 and 4×400 relays.

The Lancaster, Texas native ran within the 60mH, 200m and 4×400 on the 2022 NCAA Indoor Championships.

She owns private bests of 8.08 (60mH), 22.99 (200m) and 12.99 (100mH). During her highschool profession at DeSoto High School, she ran second leg on a 4×100 group that twice broke the prep nationwide report.

Montgomery spent her true freshman season in Eugene in 2022, enjoying a giant function for the Ducks within the out of doors season.

The San Antonio, Texas native held anchor duties on the Oregon 4×100 group that completed third on the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

She was additionally a qualifier for the 2022 NCAA Outdoor Championships in each the 100 meters and 200 meters the place she competed within the semifinal rounds.

Montgomery owns private bests of seven.35 (60m), 11.35 (100m) and 23.12 (200m). She was additionally the 2020-2021 Texas Gatorade Player of the Year for Women’s Track and Field.

Nohilly will spend her last collegiate season within the Orange and Blue. Primarily a participant within the 3000-meter steeplechase, Nohilly may also run Cross Country and be eligible to run indoors for the Gators.

The Golden Bridge, NY native spent 5 seasons at George Washington the place she set 4 faculty data in her time with the Colonels.

She was the 2022 Atlantic 10 Champion within the Steeplechase, crossing the road in 10:33.01. She owns a private finest within the occasion with a time of 10:21.58.

Her father, Tommy, was the NCAA Champion within the Steeplechase for the Gators in 1989.

Owens spent two seasons in College Station after graduating from George Bush High School in Richmond, Texas.

She is a four-time All-American, working the opening leg for the 4×400 group that completed tenth on the NCAA Indoor Championships. She was additionally an NCAA finalist throughout 200 meters through the 2022 indoor season.

The Richmond, Texas native owns a private finest of twenty-two.57 (200m). She has additionally frolicked on Texas A&M’s 4×100 and 4×400 relays.

Each athlete shall be eligible for the 2022-2023 Track and Field season.

Summer Additions:


Jayla Hollis | Lancaster, Texas/DeSoto/Arkansas | Sprints/Hurdles

  • Ran Second Leg of NCAA Indoor Collegiate Record 4×400 Team
  • NCAA Qualifier (60mH, 100mH, 200m, 4×100, 4×400)
  • 2022 NCAA Indoor Gold Medalist (4×400)
  • 2021 SEC Bronze Medalist (4×100)
  • Personal Bests: 60mH (8.08), 200m (22.99), 100mH (12.99)

Jasmine Montgomery | San Antonio, Texas/Reagan/Oregon | Sprints

  • 2022 NCAA Outdoor Qualifier (100m, 200m, 4×100)
  • Point Scorer in 100m, 200m and 4×100 at 2022 Pac-12 Championships
  • Third Place in 4×100 Relay at NCAA Outdoor Championships
  • Personal Bests: 60m (7.35), 100m (11.35), 200m (23.12)

Kathyrn Nohilly | Golden Bridge, NY/John Jay/George Washington | Distance

  • 2022 Atlantic 10 Champion (3000mS)
  • 2022 Atlantic 10 Runner Up (DMR, Anchor Leg)
  • 2021 Atlantic 10 Fifth Place (Cross Country)
  • Personal Bests: 3000mS (10:21.58)

Laila Owens | Richmond, Texas/George Bush/Texas A&M | Sprints

  • 2022 NCAA Outdoor 4th Place (4×400)
  • 2022 SEC Outdoor 4th Place (200m)
  • 2022 NCAA/SEC Indoor Finalist (200m)
  • Personal Bests: 200m (22.57), 400m (52.40)

Additional Newcomers to the 2023 Women’s Track and Field Roster:
*Announced Previously*

Caroline Bauer (Williamsburg, Va./Distance)
Kayla Davis (Charlotte, NC/Sprints)
Ramiah Elliott (Indianapolis, Ind./Sprints)
Akari Isaac (Tampa, Fla./Throws)
Da’Moni Kelly (Jacksonville, Fla./Throws)
Angelina Perez (Ringwood, NJ/Distance)
Lucinda Rourke (Melbourne, Australia/Distance)
Breanna Stuart (Canyon, Texas/Distance)
Imani Washington (Alpharetta, Ga./Throws)
Leia Williams (Midway, Ga./Throws)


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