DES MOINES, Iowa — World record holder Kendra Harrison was among the leading qualifiers in the women’s 100 meters hurdles on Day 2 at the 2019 USATF Outdoor Championships on Friday.
Harrison, who holds the fastest-ever time in the discipline, posted 12.91 seconds, running into a -3.7 m/s headwind to take the fourth and final heat.
Her time was the fourth quickest of the 16 qualifiers for Saturday’s semi-finals.
The 26-year-old who finished fourth at the last IAAF World Championships in London, holds the world record in the event with 12.20 secs from 2016.
Sharika Nelvis battled the strong wind to take second in 13.22.
Producing the fastest time of the heats was Olympic champion Brianna McNeal, who ran 12.75 secs in a strong -3.5 m/s headwind to take the third heat ahead of Queen Claye, who did 12.79 and Tiffani McReynolds (12.95).
Nia Ali won the second heat with a time of 12.92 secs in a negative 2.5 m/s wind — the fifth-fastest time on the day, while Christina Clemons presented 12.77 to take the opening heat, running into a -1.0 m/s headwind.
Olympic bronze medal winner Kristi Castlin also secured passage into the semis with the 12th best time after finishing fourth in heat three in 13.23.
Also on the track World silver medalist Courtney Frerichs qualified fastest for the final of the women’s 3000m Steeplechase after taking second one of the heats in nine minutes and 46.35 seconds.
Allie Ostrander was next in 9:47.54.
Meanwhile, world champion Emma Coburn won the second heat in 9:51.43, which is the third best heading into the final.