The USATF Outdoor Athletics Championships are back at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. From Thursday, July 6th through his Sunday, July 9th, the nation’s best athletes, from professional to high school level, will qualify for Team USA’s spot at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest later this summer. are fighting for
Here are the highlights from each day of the 2023 USATF Championship:
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Friday 7th July
Shakari Richardson wins women’s 100m crown
Last year, the 23-year-old sprinting prodigy failed to qualify in the first round of the women’s 100 meters at the national championships. But this year is a completely different story.
On Friday, Richardson went all out in his pursuit of gold. While being introduced to her crowd, she threw her wig back and then started getting ready on the block. Despite a shaky start, Richardson held off the competition and came from behind to win in 10.82 seconds. Brittany Brown was second in 10.90s and Tamari Davis third in 10.99s. All three runners will represent Team USA in Budapest.
With this win, Richardson qualified for the Senior World Championships for the first time. In 2021, she won the 100 meters at the US Olympic Trials, but she was not selected for the Tokyo Olympics after her marijuana test was positive. As a result, she had to receive a one-month suspension. Richardson said she used marijuana after learning of her mother’s death.
After Friday’s race, the sprinter from Dallas, Texas, told NBC’s Louis Johnson that she was a national champion. “The thing I remember most is standing in this stadium with you[Lewis]doing the interview when I knew I wasn’t ready to do it yet,” she said on air. Told. “Now I stand here with you again and I am ready. It’s happening.”
With a personal best of 10.71 in Thursday’s first round, Richardson is ranked No. 2 in the world so far this year. early Friday morning, Sherika Jackson ran 10.65 seconds The Jamaican Trial was a highly anticipated World Championship matchup between American and Jamaican sprinters.
Cravon Charleston Beats Two World Champions in 100m
Heading into the men’s 100m final, most watched with anticipation to see how fast Christian Coleman and Noah Lyles would run. But Clavon Charleston shocked them all.
In Friday night’s final event, the North Carolina State alumni beat 2019 world champion onslaught Coleman and two-time 200m world champion Noah Lyles across the line. From lane 6, Charleston won with a 9.95. Coleman was second with 9.96 seconds, and Lyles was third after returning from Covid-19 a week ago with 10.00 seconds.
All three are set to represent the United States in Budapest later this summer. The event will mark Charleston’s first senior world championship and will be a major highlight in a groundbreaking year that has already broken his 9.90 PRB.
Sidney McLaughlin-LeBrown steps closer to personal best
The two-time Olympic 400m hurdles champion returned to the track on Friday to win the women’s 400m semifinal. McLaughlin-LeBron won Heat 1 in 49.60 seconds, just 0.09 seconds short of her event best. The world record holder, who is getting stronger with each race, will battle for his first title in the 400 meters in the final scheduled for Saturday at 6:19 pm PT.
Anna Hall defends heptathlon title
On Friday, the world bronze medalist earned 6,677 overall points, 358 points ahead of second-placed Taliyah Brooks, and escaped multi-sport crowns. On the first day of competition, Hall recorded 13.08m in the 100m hurdles, 1.87m in the high jump, 14.03m in the shot put and 23.45m in the 200m. On day two, she cleared 6.40m in the long jump, threw 43.90m in the javelin, and finished the event in 2:10.91 in the 800m.
The 22-year-old won last year’s U.S. Championships right after winning the NCAA title at the University of Florida. And she looks poised to extend her bronze medal in Budapest this summer.
Thursday, July 6th
Elise Cluny stuns with a powerful kick to win the 10,000m
The Bowerman Track Club star made a decisive move with 240 meters to go on Thursday night to clinch his third national title. After letting the other competitors set a modest early pace, Culney overtook him with a speed of 3:59 over 1500 meters. American record holder Alicia Monson for victory. Cluny clocked 32.12 seconds with 200 meters to go, finishing about five seconds ahead of Monzon in 32:12.30.
Both Cluny and Monzon have reached World Championship standards at the event and automatically qualify for Team USA’s representation in Budapest. However, Natosha Rodgers, who took the final podium and finished third in 32:22.77, has yet to run the standard 30:40.00 during the qualifying period. To represent Team USA, Rodgers must either run a standard course or earn a spot based on the World Athletics Rankings within the next three weeks. Carissa Schweitzer, who finished fifth in 32:32.10, is the only athlete to achieve a standard record in this discipline.
Woody Kincaid wins US 10,000m for second time
The Olympic finalist used his deadly closing speed to overtake the lead on the final lap to claim the men’s 10,000m crown.Kincaid chased American record holder Grant Fisher, tried to flee the field with three laps to go, and Joe Klecker before passing both runners just before the final corner. With plenty of room to celebrate, Kincaid finished the final 400 meters with a split of 54.76 seconds to finish in 28:23.01.
performance mark Second national title for Kincaid After that, Krecker finished second with a time of 28:24.50 and Sean McGourty finished third with a time of 28:24.96. In a rare off day, Fischer dropped back to fourth with a time of 28:25.61.
Only Kincaid, Klecker and Fischer set the world championship standard record of 27:10.00 at this event. For McGourty to join Team USA, he must record a time over the next three weeks or earn a spot based on the World Athletics Ranking System.
Asing Mu sets personal best in 1500m
On Thursday, the Olympic 800m champion shaved nearly six seconds off her previous competition personal best. In Heat 1 of the first round of the women’s 1500m, Mu took third place in 4:10.33, earning her automatic qualification to the 1500m final on Saturday at 6:34 p.m. PT. Mu, the reigning 800m world champion, has an automatic wildcard bye to the World Championships.
Cooper Tiare eliminated at 1500m
The biggest surprise of the first round came in the final heat, when the 2022 national champions were eliminated for automatic qualification to the final. Nearly a year after Tiare represented the United States at the World Championships, the Bowerman Track Club runners were the only runners to win the national title between Cole Hocker (3:29.23) and Drew Hunter (3:39.34). It was a close race and finished in 4th place. , Henry Wynn (3:39.34). Teare finished just outside the top three in 3:39.38.
Although he will not advance to the men’s 1500m final, Teare still has a chance to qualify for Team USA in the 5000m scheduled for Sunday.
Sidney McLaughlin-LeBron hits sub-50 in 400m
The 400m hurdles Olympic champion looked easy in the second heat of the women’s 400m. McLaughlin-LeBron finished in 49.79 seconds, the fastest time of the first round and edging closer to his tournament personal best of 49.51 seconds. The world record holder will return to the track in the 400m semifinals on Friday at 8:29pm PT. Reigning world champion in the 400m hurdles, McLaughlin-LeVrone automatically qualifies for the world championships with a wild card bye.
Marvin Bracey Williams stuck in 100m
The 2022 World Championship silver medalist shocked the crowd when he pulled out of the men’s 100m first round due to injury. Bracey Williams finished eighth in Heat 4, while 2019 World Champion Christian Coleman won the fastest time of the day at 9.95 seconds.
Trabjon Brommel qualified runner-up in Heat 1, but the two-time World Championship bronze medalist appeared to be limping after the race.
The men’s 100m semifinals are scheduled for Friday at 7:29 p.m. PT. The winning team will advance to the finals at 8:54 PM PT.
Shakari Richardson breaks world record in 100m
In one of the first races of the competition, America’s top sprinter Effortlessly advance to the semi-finals Women’s 100 meters. Richardson won the heat in 10.71 seconds, the fastest time in all qualifying and the fastest time in the world so far this year. Her performance is a personal best.
The 23-year-old is scheduled to return to the track for the semifinals on Friday at 7:14pm PT. If he advances, he will qualify for the finals at 8:45 p.m. Pacific time. Richardson will also compete in the 200 meters starting Saturday.