Kerley Wins Men’s 100 Meters At US Championship
Kerley Wins Men’s 100 Meters at US Championships. Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Fred Kerley won the men’s 100 meters at the US championships in a dominant time of 9.77 seconds on Friday. With Melissa Jefferson stunning the women’s field in a blistering 10.69 seconds. To keep up-to-date with International Sports news, stay tuned for the latest from the Sports News Site, EkingsNews. And for the most popular football predictions, you can also see the Football Schedule. Kerley exploded on the field at Eugene, Oregon’s Hayward Field to claim his ticket to the world championship. With Marvin Bracy and Trayvon Bromell finishing second and third, respectively, with 9.85 and 9.88.
“It’s all about speed and training and stuff and just keep doing what I have to do,” said Kerley, who made 9.76 in the semi-final race earlier in the day.
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“You don’t go for second place; you try to go for the top dog,” he said. It was sweet redemption for Bracy, who failed to make the Tokyo team a year ago on the same track.
“Getting through the rounds and making the team, my first world champion team, was a blessing,” he said. World champion Christian Coleman returned to action in January after serving an 18-month suspension. For violating anti-doping existence rules, not running in the final, and having a wildcard entry for the world. Jefferson finished three hundredths of a second ahead of favorite Aleia Hobbs in the women’s race. A remarkable rebound from a disappointing eighth finish in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championships. And credits his religious beliefs with guiding his turnaround.
Twanisha Terry Finished Third
“Two weeks ago I wasn’t too happy with the results (at the NCAAs).” said Jefferson, the indoor 60-meter collegiate champion. “I had to step back and realize who was really in control. He controlled what I might bear in this life.” Twanisha Terry Finished third with a time of 10.74, Top three finishes in Eugene, meeting certain qualifying standards. And the reigning global title holders advance to the first world championship to be held in the United States at the same track, starting July 15. World record holder and Tokyo gold medalist Sydney McLaughlin beat the semi-finals of the 400-meter hurdles in 52.90, more than two seconds ahead of her rivals.
“I just prayed that God would show me how to run free and have fun, and I can only praise him,” she said.
Tokyo Olympics Anna Cockrell and Rio bronze medalist Ashley Spencer also advanced, while world champion Dalilah Muhammad missed out through injury. While competing in her last national championship, Allyson Felix also qualified for Saturday’s final.
“It’s been an exciting year, but it’s great to be here one last time.” The 36-year-old American Olympic track and field athlete said. Tokyo relay gold medalist Michael Norman was the fastest on the men’s side with a time of 44.28. World record holder and Tokyo silver medalist Kendra Harrison had the second-fastest appearance in the women’s 100m hurdles semifinal (12.47). Behind 25-year-old Alaysha Johnson (12.41). Defending champion Nia Ali also advanced.