When the Florida Gators won the national title in men’s outdoor track and field earlier this month, they did so without the benefit of any points from field events. Looking to bolster their chances to score in this area, Florida picked up a top ranked high jumper from the transfer portal on Monday.
JuCo National Champion
Corvell Todd announced on Monday he was “110% committed” to Florida.
Todd graduated high school from Byhalia High in Mississippi in 2018. He was the Mississippi state champion in high jump in 2018 with a leap of six feet eight inches, but prior to that had only cleared six feet six inches once. While Todd’s marks were solid, they weren’t consistent enough at the time to make a dent at the D1 level.
Todd would wind up at Hinds Community College in Mississippi where he began to flourish. Todd began consistently jumping over seven feet and he won the 2019 and 2020 NJCAA indoor national title in the event as well as the 2019 outdoor national title.
He graduated from Hinds with a personal best of seven feet two inches.
Todd transferred to Southern Mississippi where he continued to flourish. Todd would become a two-time Conference USA champion in high jump. He qualified for the NCAA Division 1 Indoor National Championships in 2021 and 2022 and the Outdoor National Championships in 2022. At both of the indoor appearances, Todd became an All-American, placing 5th in 2021 and 2nd in 2022 with a PR of seven feet six inches.
He was named the 2022 Conference USA Men’s Field Athlete of the Year.
Chooses the Florida Gators for his final year
Todd will arrive in Gainesville with the hopes of finding consistency during the outdoor season. He failed to qualify for the 2021 Outdoor National Championships and was 10th at the 2022 Outdoor National Championships, scoring zero points. Todd has the personal best marks to be an SEC champion and a Division 1 national champion if everything can click on competition day.
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