June 25, 2024

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Shakari Richardson wins the Pre Classic in her first 100 meters of the Olympic season

Shakari Richardson wins the Pre Classic in her first 100 meters of the Olympic season

World champion Shakari Richardson won the Prefontaine Classic in her first 100 meters of the Olympic year, making her eligible for next month’s Olympic Trials and the Paris Games later this summer.

Richardson won with a time of 10.83 seconds in Eugene, Oregon, defeating a group that included fourth and fifth places at the World Championships held last August. Plus two-time Olympic gold medalist Eileen Thompson-Hira of Jamaica, who was last in 11.30.

Richardson’s time is the second fastest in the world this year behind University of Tennessee student Jacus Sears, who clocked 10.77 on April 13.

‘I felt comfortable with my race’ Richardson said. “It’s the opening match of the 100m season, and I wouldn’t be human if I said I wasn’t nervous. As my coach says, use that nervousness as motivation.

Pre-classical: Full results

Richardson won the world championships last August with a time of 10.65 seconds, a personal best, and is on track to challenge that time again this summer.

The Americans are preparing for the Olympic Trials, which will also be held in Eugene, June 21-30. The top three in most events make the team for Paris.

Also on Saturday, Britain’s Josh Kerr beat Norwegian Jakob Ingebrigtsen by 26 hundredths in a mile duel between the world champion and the Olympic champion in the 1,500 metres.

Kerr, who won in 3:45.34, and Ingebrigtsen have exchanged verbal blows in recent months. Engebrigtsen It is said that it was said in February That he could beat Kerr blindfolded.

The Norwegian raced on Saturday for the first time in September after returning from an Achilles injury.

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Jared Nogus finished third in the mile with a time of 3:46.22, the second-fastest time in U.S. history behind the American record of 3:43.97 he set at last year’s Pre Classic.

Kerr breaks British record in the Burman Mile

Josh Kerr edged out Norway’s Jakob Ingebrigtsen in an impressive display to win the Bowerman Mile, breaking the British record in the process at the Prefontaine Classic.

Three-time world champion Grant Holloway won the 110m hurdles in 13.03 seconds, the best time in the world this year.

The Tokyo Olympics silver medalist cemented his position as the Olympic favorite in Paris by defeating a field that included the second-to-fifth place finishers from last August’s worlds.

“If there’s not an American in this race, I don’t care much about them,” Holloway told Lewis Johnson on NBC Sports. “I just wanted to let the Americans know that I’m still the best, and I want to be able to put myself in the driver’s seat going forward at the Olympic Trials.”

Christian Coleman won the 100 meters in 9.95 seconds, beating Kenya’s Ferdinand Omanyala by three hundredths.

“I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been in and now I feel like it’s just a matter of putting everything together mentally and doing what I know I’m capable of on race day,” 2019 world champion Coleman said. To the Diamond League.

In 2023, Coleman, fellow American Noah Lyles and Brett Zarnell Hughes set a world record time of 9.83 seconds. Lyles and Hughes were not on the field Saturday. Omanyala ran a 9.84 last year.

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In the women’s 1,500-meter race, which was won by Ethiopian Derebe Feltege, Elle St. Pierre finished third with the second-fastest time in U.S. history.

St. Pierre, who gave birth to son Evan in March 2023, clocked 3:56.00 seconds, which was 1.01 seconds shy of Shelby Houlihan’s American record.

Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Valarie Allman won the discus with a distance of 67.36 metres.

Allman beat a field that included Cuban Yaime Perez (2nd, 67.25), who in April recorded the best throw in the world since 1989; Four-time Olympic or world champion Croatia’s Sandra Elkacevic (native name Perkovic, fourth at 64.69) and American Loloja Tausaja (sixth, 62.01), the 2023 world champion.

Allman has been undefeated since Tausaga edged him for gold at the world championships last August.

Canadian world champion Camryn Rogers threw 77.76 meters to win the hammer throw, which included the top four women in the world this year. She was followed by the rest of the best female players in the world – Americans Diana Price, Brooke Andersen and Janie Kasanavoed.

Earlier on Saturday, Kenyan Beatrice Chebet won She broke the women’s 10,000m world record in Pre.

The track and field season continues on Thursday with the Diamond League meet in Oslo, live peacock 2 p.m. ET.