National Champions once again | The Michigan Daily
National Champions once again
Ofili and Gall earn consecutive individual NCAA crowns
By Felix Carreon
Daily Sports Writer On June 14th, 2009
Beth Hall/AP

Seniors and co-captains Tiffany Ofili and Geena Gall capped their collegiate careers with a pair of individual NCAA titles this weekend at the NCAA Championships.

The duo will likely be remembered as two of the best athletes in the history of the Michigan women’s track and field team. But the seniors’ relationship started before they ever wore the maize and blue.

As high school seniors, Gall and Ofili were members of the same track club that competed at the 2005 Nike Indoor National Meet in Landover, Md. To get to know one another better, the members of the team asked each others’ goals for the meet. Gall told Ofili that all she wanted was to win.

“This girl is very confident,” Ofili told herself. “Who is this girl? I was really surprised by it because I wasn’t expecting that answer.”

The next day, Ofili watched as Gall earned a second straight national title in the 800-meter run in record-setting fashion.

And this past weekend, the two’s journey caçhed its climax during the NCAA Championships in Fayetteville, Ark.

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