DES MOINES, Iowa — The top names advanced to the next round of the women’s 100 metres at the 2019 USATF Outdoor Championships on Thursday’s Day 1.
However, veteran sprinter and World 100m champion Tori Bowie, who was entered for both sprints, did not face the starter.
Bowie entered the USATF Outdoor Championships as the reigning world champion, having won the gold medal in London in 2017.
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Her fastest time this season so far is 11.30 seconds.
Leading the list of 16 athletes making progress to the semi-final is Dezerea Bryant, who clocked 11.30 seconds into a -2.3 m/s headwind to win the fourth and final on the day.
Following Bryant home were English Gardner (11.28) who had the second-fastest time today and Aleia Hobbs (11.41).
Teahna Daniels took heat one with a time of 11.30 seconds, the third quickest in the preliminaries with World Junior record holder and the fastest American this season, Sha’Carri Richardson running 11.41 for second place.
Other heat winners on the day were Morolake Akinosun, who posted 11.35 for victory in heat two and Jenna Prandini with 11.41 for the win in the third race.
Also among the top qualifiers were Kayla White (11.40), Twanisha Terry (11.41), Mikiah Brisco (11.49) and Candace Hill (11.51).
The semi-finals and the final are slated for Friday’s second day.
Live streaming coverage of the track and field championships from Drake Stadium at Drake University, will be on NBC Sports Gold but viewers will need to purchase a subscription. Start Lists |Competition Schedule | Live Results.