Track & Field: Mount Union's AJ Digby Wins Bronze in 400m and 4th in 200m at Para World Championships in London

AJ Digby
AJ Digby

LONDON -- Mount Union sophomore AJ Digby (Tontogany/Otsego) won the bronze medal with a third place finish in the 400 meters and placed fourth in the 200 meters at the Para World Championships in London, England.

Digby, who placed fifth in the 400m event at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio, ran a time of 47.56. Germany's Johannes Floores won the event with a championship record time of 46.67 while American Hunter Woodhall placed second at 47.23.

Floores also won the 200m in a championship record time of 21.50 with Woodhall (21.72) and fellow American Nick Rogers (21.88) taking silver and bronze. Digby ran a season-best time of 22.15 to finish fourth.

"Felt pretty great. It's my first international medal at the adult level," Digby told teamusa.org after the 400 meters. "It's a whole different ballgame up here. Trying to go out and give it my best and I did. I don't think it was the best race I could have done but it was good enough. You can learn so much going into the future years, that's the biggest thing I learned." 

Just less than two months ago, Digby earned All-American honors as he ran the anchor leg for the Purple Raiders on the 4x400 relay team that won the national title at the NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships at SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.