Sha’Carri Richardson clocked the fastest time in the World this year and a new personal best at the USATF Championships 100m heats on Thursday (6).
In her first heat at the US Championships, Richardson ran the fastest time of the year in 10.71 seconds (w0.1) over Brittany Brown, who ran a personal best of 10.96 seconds. Mia Brahe-Pedersen was 3rd in 11.05s!
In heat 4 of the women's 100m at the US Championships, Morolake Akinosun impressed with her run in 11.03s (2.1). U20 junior Shawnti Jackson finished second in 11.05a, while English Gardner qualified in third with 11.12s.
In heat 3, Tamara Clark set a Season's Best (SB) time of 11.02s (0.2), followed by Tamari Davis in 11.06s and TeeTee Terry in 11.08.
Men's 100m Heats:
On the men's side, Coleman, the 2019 100m world champion who missed the Tokyo Games after being suspended for breaching the 'whereabouts' rules, ran the fastest time of 9.95 seconds.
Noah Lyles looked like he might have trouble qualifying for the semis after a slow start in his heat.
After the halfway point, he ramped up his effort to finish second in his heat in 10.05, four hundredths of a second behind Cravont Charleston.
"I just started moving on people," said Lyles, who added that he had been sick with COVID since competing in New York. "It's been a wild week, a very wild week."
Trayvon Bromell, who won bronze at the worlds last year, advanced as well, but silver medalist Marvin Bracy did not move on due to a suspected leg injury.