Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Main News

Coleman, Daniels Bagged 100m National Titles At U.S. 2019 Trials: Day 2

DES MOINES, Iowa — Christian Coleman and Teahna Daniels landed the men’s and women’s 100 meters titles on Day 2 at the 2019 USATF Outdoor Championships on Friday.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Christian Coleman and Teahna Daniels landed the men’s and women’s 100 meters titles on Day 2 at the 2019 USATF Outdoor Championships on Friday.

Coleman released his way to 9.99 seconds, running into a -1.0 m/s headwind, to win his first national outdoor title, as world champion Justin Gatlin, who has a bye to the World Championships, opted to skip the final.

The 23-year-old Coleman won a silver medal behind Gatlin at the London world championships in 2017. He holds the world’s fastest time this season with 9.81.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“If you look at the lineage of U.S. sprinters and see who won each year, it’s legendary guys,” Coleman said.

“To be amongst that group of guys, it’s an honor and a blessing. I’m excited to get that first one under my belt.”

Meanwhile, taking second on the night was veteran sprinter Michael Rodgers with a time of 10.12, the same time posted by Christopher Belcher for third place.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Rodgers, who has five national titles, is set to make his fifth world championships appearance.

Cravon Gillespie finished fourth in 10.19, while Ronnie Baker, who looked good in the first two rounds, faded to fifth in the final in 10.20.

There was also a first-time national champion on the women’s side with Teahna Daniels running 11.20 in a -1.7 m/s wind to take the victory.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

English Gardner ran 11.25 for second place and Morolake Akinosun took third in 11.28.

There was a massive disappointment for NCAA champion and World Junior record holder, Sha’Carri Richardson, who never recovered from a poor start and crossed in eighth and last in 11.72.

Richardson entered the championships as the fastest American woman this season with a personal best of 10.75, but looked somewhat fatigued throughout the first two days of competition.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Dezerea Bryant, who led for most of the way before being caught in the closing meters, finished fourth in 11.29, while defending champion Aleia Hobbs was sixth in 11.33.

The men’s 400m hurdles semi-finals event saw favorite Rai Benjamin qualifying with the fastest time at 48.30 seconds and looked quite comfortable doing so as well.

In the open 400m semi-finals, Allyson Felix qualified for the finals with the fifth-best time after she finished third in her semis with 51.45

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Felix was running only her second race in over one year and the first since having her daughter.

Defending champion Shakima Wimbley qualified with the fastest time after winning the second semis in 50.20.

Kendall Ellis and Wadeline Jonathas given the same time, 50.81, in the first semi-final heat.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Raevyn Rogers (2:00.90) and Ajee’ Wilson (2:01.02) were the top qualifiers for the final of the women’s 800m. Clayton Murphy and Donavan Brazier were the respective semi-final heat winners in the men’s two-lap event.

In field event action, Donald Scott upset a very strong lineup to win the men’s Triple Jump with a wind-aided effort of 17.74m in the first round.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

World leader and world championships silver medalist Will Claye was second with an aided mark of 17.70m, with Omar Craddock jumping a legal 17.55m for third.

Defending world champion Christian Taylor, who already has a bye to Doha, scratch on his first jump and passed the remaining two.

The men’s Shot Put went to Ryan Crouser after he heaved a stadium record of 22.62m for victory. Joe Kovacs, the 2015 world champion and reigning world silver medalist, was second with a season’s best 22.31, while last year’s champion Darrell Hill took third with a mark of 22.11.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Written By

Simone Goss has been with World-Track since 2003 and has done outstanding work at the back end to help out with traveling and other meeting related activities. Goss has also done work for SportingEagles, Blaze News and other media outlets.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Main News

Kirani James and Steven Gardiner advanced to the 400m final at Tokyo 2020 Olympics, but record holder Wayde van Niekerk crashed out in the...

Main News

Justin Gatlin faces a difficult path to get to Tokyo Olympics after he was drawn in a very tough semi-final heat at the 2021...

Main News

Watch as Trayvon Bromell takes on Justin Gatlin and Fred Kerley vs Ronnie Baker in the men's 100m heats at the 2021 US Olympic...

Main News

Want to watch the 2021 Music City Track Carnival American Track League meeting? You can. it will be live on ESPN2 and streamed on...