Fred Kerley won the 100 metres final at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in 9.77 in Eugene.
Olympic Games silver medalist Fredy Kerly delivered a stunning 100m performance at the 2022 USA Track and Field Championships by running three sub-10 and winning the title.
On Thursday's preliminary round, he ran a world-leading and personal best of 9.83 seconds. Kerley clocked another PB and world lead of 9.76 in the semifinals to move into a tie for 6th on the all-time world list. In the final, Kerley impressed again by running 9.77 to win his very first USA 100-meter title. Kerley also joined Asafa Powell from Jamaica as the only men in history to break 9.80 seconds twice in the same day.
Fred Kerley: “I put the work in. It’s the day I was supposed to have”.
Marvin Bracy finished second in 9.85 beating Trayvon Bromell, who took third place in 9.88. All seven finalists broke the 10 seconds barrier for the first time in the history of the US Track and Field Championships. Christian Coleman clocked the fourth fastest time in the semifinals with 9.87 but he did not run the final as he has already secured his berth in the World Championships as reigning world champion.
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Men's 100m Final Results Wind: 1.8 m/s
1. Fred Kerley - 9.77
2. Marvin Bracy-Williams - 9.85 =PB
3. Trayvon Bromell - 9.88
4 Micah Williams - 9.90 (9.898)
5. Elijah Hall-Thompson 9.90 PB (9.899)
6. Kyree King 9.96 PB
7.Kenny Bednarek 9.98
Christian Coleman DNS
Women’s 100 metres final:
Melissa Jefferson won the women’s 100 metres in 10.69 with an illegal tailwind of +2.9 m/s. Jefferson will be joined in the world championships team by Aleia Hobbs (second in 10.72) and Twanisha Terry (third in 10.74). Jefferson finished eighth in the NCAA Championships two weeks ago.
Melissa Jefferson: “The NCAA Championships had to be sacrificed for the US Championships. Had I gone well at the NCAAs, I might not be standing here right now”.
Men’s shot put:
Double Olympic champion Ryan Crouser won the men’s shot final with a world leading mark of 23.12m in the third round. Crouser produced two more throws over the 23 metres barrier (23.01m in the fourth round and 23.11m in the fifth round). Joe Kovacs, who has already secured his berth in the World Championships team for Eugene, threw 22.87m twice in the first two rounds to take second place. Kovacs completed an impressive series with throws of 22.62m, 21.94m, 21.39m and 21.58m. Josh Awotunde joins the US team by finishing third with 21.51m ahead of this year’s NCAA champion Adrian Piperi (21.43m).
Women’s pole vault:
Double world indoor champion Sandi Morris set the world lead with 4.82m to win the women’s pole vault. Alina McDonald cleared 4.65m to take runner-up spot beating Olympic champion Katie Nageotte on countback.
Women’s discus throw:
Olympic champion Valarie Allman, who has a bye into the World Championshis as Diamond League champion, won the women’s discus throw with 66.92m beating Laulauga Tausaga, who improved her PB to 64.49m.
Men’s long jump:
Rayvon Gray won the men’s long jump with a PB of 8.19m, but he has not the qualifying standard for the World Championships. Gray must wait if he qualifies for the World Championships on world ranking. Steffin McCarter finished second with 8.15m ahead of Jeremiah Davis (8.11m). Olympic finalist Ju’Vaughn Harrison had to settle with 11th place with 7.86m.
Women’s high jump:
World bronze medallist Vashti Cunningham cleared 1.93m to win the women’s high jump. Rachel Glenn took second place with 1.90m beating Rachel McCoy on countback.
Women’s 400 metres hurdles semifinals:
Reigning Olympic champion and world record holder Sydney McLaughlin set the fastest time of 52.90 to advance easily into the final.
Women’s 800 metres:
Olympic champion Athing Mu ran the fastest time in the women’s 800 metres semifinals with 1:57.55 beating Sage Hurta (1:58.30) and Olivia Baker (1:58.46). World Indoor champion Ajée Wilson won the other semifinal in 2:00.81 beating world Olympic bronze medallist Raevyn Rogers (2:01.15).
Women’s 400 metres:
This year’s NCAA champion Talita Diggs took the win in the first semifinal in 50.88 ahead of Kennedy Simon (51.11) and Jaide Stepter (51.26). US sprint legend Allyson Felix finished fourth to get through to the 400 metres final with the seventh fastest time of 51.32. Kendall Ellis won the second semifinal in 51.06 ahead of Lynna Irby (51.20) and Wadeline Jonathas (51.29).
Men’s 400 metres:
Olympic 4x400 relay champion Michael Norman set the fastest qualifying time clocking 44.28 to win the first 400m semifinal ahead of two-time NCAA champion Randolph Ross (44.36) and Bryce Deadmon (44.95). Elija Godwin won the second semifinal in 44.66 beating Champion Allison (44.80) and Vernon Norwood (45.02).
Men’s 800 metres:
Brandon Miller ran the fastest qualifying time in the men’s 800 metres clocking 1:46.20 to win the second semifinal ahead of Bryce Hoppel (1:46.32) and 2016 Olympic bronze medallist Clayton Murphy (1:46.45). Brannon Kidder took the win in the other semifinal in 1:46.62 holding off Isaiah Harris (1:46.72). Donovan Brazier withdrew after the first round but has a bye into the World Championships as reigning world champion.