NORWALK, CA – Jenna Prandini flashed to a world-leading time of 10.95 (1.7 m/s) seconds on her way to winning the women’s invitational 100m dash at the 58th Annual Mt. SAC Relays on Saturday.
The former Oregon University NCAA star, who owns a personal best of 10.92 secs, set during a very fruitful season last year, edged out current Oregon sprinter Hannah Cunliffe, who was also below 11-seconds, posting 10.99secs for the runner-up slot in the first of the two heat timed final.
Also left in Prandini’s dust were fellow Americans Miki Barber (11.10) and Kim Duncan (11.11).
Meanwhile, aided by a 2.4 m/s win, American Ameer Webb took the men’s 100m in a time of 9.90. He beat Canada’s IAAF World Championships bronze medallist Andre De Grasse (10.04) and Emmanuel Matadi (10.05).
Duane Solomon of USA finished with the fastest overall time in the men’s 800m, at 1:45.47, pipping Kenya and Middle Tennessee State runner Eliud Rutto, who was second in 1:45.59.
Laura Roesler, the fourth place finisher at the 2016 World Indoor Championships in March, was the women’s 800m champion with a time of 2:01.54, after beating a pair of collegiate stars, Kaela Edwards of Oklahoma State (2:01.97) and Oregon’s Raevyn Rogers (2:02.81).
It was a successful professional debut for teenager Vashti Cunningham, who won the women’s high jump event with a 1.93m clearance. She got the better of Zibby Boyer (1.90m) and Kaysee Pilgrim (1.85m).
Cunningham, 18, won the IAAF World Indoor Championships gold medal medal at Portland 2016.