Gabby Thomas will enter the starting blocks of the women’s 300m at the American Track League Meeting #1 on Sunday with the fastest personal best and her eyes will certainly be on at least two targets when the gun goes off.
Records Could Go…
Thomas, who won the women’s 200m titles at the NCAA Indoor Championships in 2018, heads into the meet with a career-best of 35.98 seconds, set on Feb. 23, 2019, at Staten Island in New York, and she will be aiming to improve that mark on the famously fast Randal Tyson Track Center.
The 24-year-old former Harvard standout and Olympic hopeful will also be targeting the facility record of 36.33 seconds, set by Allyson Felix in 2007, as well as the American record of 35.71, currently held by Quanera Hayes from 2017.
The two-section finals will see Thomas starting from lane five against what is expected to be a quality field that also includes fellow Americans Kyra Jefferson and Shakima Wimbley who are both very well known for their speed and speed endurance qualities, having navigated over the 200/400 distances during their collegiate careers.
Ready To Challenge
Wimbley, a former NCAA 400m champion and also World Indoor silver medalist in 2018, has a personal best of 36.72 for the 300m and she too could challenge the Randal Tyson and American respective records on Sunday.
Ashley Spencer, a 2016 World Indoor 400m silver medal winner, will also be aiming for victory on Sunday when she starts in the first section.
Spencer, the 400m hurdles Olympic bronze medalist at Rio 2016, has a personal best of 36.27 seconds. Fellow American and hurdler Cassandra Tate, as well as sprinter Jenna Prandini will also start in heat one.